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The Green Howards Museum

Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom
01748 826561 www.greenhowards.org.uk

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February 2019

Exhibition: Aftermath: Living through the peace

February 1 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday 1 February to Monday 27 May (entrance included in your museum admission) How did soldiers returning from the First World War adapt to their new reality; a shifting political and social landscape and the continuing conflict they would have to face?  They served.  They survived.  But were their biggest battles yet to come?  Using the personal stories of Green Howards soldiers, this special exhibition explores these pivotal post-war years. The Green Howards Museum, Richmond DL10 4QN 01748 826561 www.greenhowards.org.uk

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May 2019

1919: Britain on the Brink

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 2 May 7pm to 8.30pm £5 This Museum Talk explores the impact of the First World War, and explains why Britain seemed to be teetering on the brink of revolution in 1919. The Green Howards Museum, Richmond DL10 4QN 01748 826561 www.greenhowards.org.uk

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June 2019

The Yorkshiremen who fell to earth – a different D Day story

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 6 June 7pm to 8.30pm £5 In June 1943 the 10th Battalion of the Green Howards became the 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Regiment, the following summer they dropped into Normandy.  This Museum Talk explores the adaptability, tenacity and fighting ability of the Yorkshiremen who came from the sky, and fought from Normandy to the Baltic.                     The Green Howards Museum, Richmond DL10 4QN 01748 826561 www.greenhowards.org.uk

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Medals maketh the man – Victoria Crosses and the soldiers who earned them

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 20 June 7pm to 8.30pm £5 The Green Howards were awarded 18 Victoria Crosses, but how are these valuable medals made, and by whom?  What are they made from?  What are the criteria governing the award of a VC? Has anyone ever earned more than one, or been stripped of their medal? These and a host of other questions surrounding Britain’s highest award for gallantry will be covered in this talk. The Green Howards Museum, Richmond DL10 4QN  01748…

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Exhibition. Hostile Environment: The British in Russia 1918-1919

June 28 @ 8:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday 28 June to Saturday 21 December (entrance included in your museum admission) Instead of returning home following the 1918 armistice, thousands of British soldiers, including 1300 Green Howards, were deployed to northern Russia.  They were part of a multi-national force tasked with turning the tide of revolution.  We tell the little known story of how Britain played its part in the Russian Civil War, using personal archives from the museum’s collection to explore the complex positioning of ‘red’ versus…

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July 2019

Special Exhibition private view and Curator talk

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Hostile Environment: The British in Russia 1918-1919 Thursday 4 July 6.30pm to 8.30pm £5 Join the museum team to view the Hostile Environment special exhibition then hear how this very special show has been curated, assembling memories, objects, kit and equipment one hundred years after the widely forgotten ‘Operation Syren’ took place. The Green Howards Museum, Richmond DL10 4QN  01748 826561 www.greenhowards.org.uk

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August 2019

The Yorkshire Enlightenment

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 22 August 7pm to 8.30pm £5 A number of enlightened Georgian thinkers lived and worked in Yorkshire; William Herschel composed his Richmond Symphony whilst staying in the town in 1760. Captain Cook was revealing the extent of the known world, aided by the work of John Harrison and his quest to solve the problem of Longitude.  This talk will stake a claim for some of the advances in science and the arts being rooted right here in our backyard.…

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October 2019

Dear Diary

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday 4 October 7pm to 8.30pm £5 Join the museum team in the stunning surroundings of The Normanby Room for an entertaining and poignant evening of readings from some of the literature in our care. It’s often difficult to meaningfully display examples of text within our museum cases so we thought we’d use this Museum Talk as an opportunity to make a feature of the written word. Innermost thoughts, and insightful observations drawn from a range of memoirs, letters and…

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Shanghai: Revolutionary City

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 4QN United Kingdom + Google Map

Thursday 24 October 7pm to 8.30pm £5 During the 1920s, Shanghai was crawling with spies, missionaries, political agitators and colonial entrepreneurs.  Many countries, including Britain, made lucrative treaties with the Chinese, enabling them to establish trading outposts outside the ancient fortress city, and channel much-needed cash into near bankrupt post-war economies back home.  The Green Howards were part of this intoxicating environment.  Museum Director, Lynda Powell explores the role of the men sent to Shanghai to serve British interests.  The…

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