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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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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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