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Charlbury Museum is 75 years old!

2024 marks 75 years since the founding of Charlbury Museum. In March 1949 an historical exhibition was held in the Corner House featuring many items loaned by the people of Charlbury. It was a resounding success and led to the formation of the Charlbury Society.  Many of the exhibits formed the basis of the museum collection.

The museum reopens on Easter Saturday. It could not function without the many volunteers who kindly offer their time to steward whenever the museum is open. A huge thank you to you all. We are immensely grateful for the time you give to welcome visitors and point out our current exhibition and other items on display.

We are always looking for new stewards to join us. It is not a big commitment, and stewards can choose how many or how few two-hour sessions to do in a season – every little helps. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet people and to learn more about the history of the town. 

Please do think about offering a few hours each year to keep the museum open and share the history of the town with residents and visitors alike. If you are interested, please email or pop a note through the museum door.  Thank you.

PS Keep an eye out for our next posting about this year’s exhibition. It commemorates the centenary of the tragedy in 1924 when three children drowned in the Evenlode while beating the bounds of the parish.

Judy Dod · Sat 23 Mar, 09:39 · Link

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