Touching the Past

To commemorate the centenary of the Great War, touch screen kiosks will be available around Cheshire.  Initially you will be able to view items fromTouching the Past collections currently held by Cheshire museums, libraries and archives, but as 2014 progresses community collections will be created.  These collections will be made up of photographs, documents, objects and stories which have been recorded at a number of roadshows around Cheshire.

Each kiosk will be accompanied by a display highlighting an aspect of that particular area of Cheshire’s relationship with the Great War; a person, an object, a document, a monument perhaps.

Four kiosks will be in permanent locations at Chester Library, Weaver Hall Museum in Northwich, the Military Museum in Chester, and Port Sunlight.  The tour of other kiosks will include Chester Cathedral, Congleton, Nantwich, Warrington, Halton Lea, Widnes, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Crewe, Winsford and Neston.

You can get involved by bringing your own collections to the roadshows to be recorded.  The tour began in September 2013, so look out for dates when the kiosks and roadshows are in a place near you.

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