Society enjoys talk about Smithsonian Folklife
Olive Campbell and
David Twigg, Lisburn Historical
Society, with Valerie Adams, PRONI,
whose recent presentation to the
Society on the Smithsonian Folklife
Festival, 2007, was greatly enjoyed.
LISBURN Historical Society held its March
meeting in the Museum's Assembly Room last Wednesday (March 5).
The speaker was Valerie Adams, of the Public
Record Office in Balmoral Avenue who gave an extremely
interesting account of the Northern Ireland programme at the
Smithsonian Folklife Festival held in Washington DC during
The programme included performers and experts on
all aspects of culture and heritage in Northern Ireland and
Valerie spoke about the large numbers of visitors to the
Festival who were interested in discovering more about their
The next meeting of the Society will take place on Wednesday
April 9 at 7.30pm. This will feature a talk on The Castle
Gardens Restoration Project'.
New jewellery range on sale at museum shop
A NEW range of designer jewellery is
currently being launched at Lisburn's Museum and Irish Linen
Anyone seeking a tasteful gift for that
special someone should take a look at Carrie Elspeth's exclusive
There's something for everyone, including
brand new eco-themed natural designs using recycled glass,
colourful semi-precious stones and beautiful wooden beads. Also
being launched are Carrie's new glamorous ranges featuring the
sparkle of crystals and satin pearls.
A Museum spokesperson said these were 'perfect'
for weddings and parties.
"If you want beautifully handmade jewellery
using fresh spring colours, delicate hearts and a multitude of
eye-catching, elegant designs then look no further," she added.
The shop is generally very well stocked at
present in readiness for an increase in visitor numbers as
winter gloom is replaced by early spring sunshine.
Readers will enjoy the wide selection of new
Irish fiction as well as books on the Titanic and on Irish food
"There's also a good choice of Irish Linen
which is always popular as an heirloom gift," the spokesperson
New exhibition to open in Ground Floor
THIS month's museum competition is based on
an exciting new exhibition which will open in the ground floor
gallery tomorrow (Saturday).
'Curators Choice' will feature a wide
selection of objects, paintings and posters including some which
have never been on display before. Others are old favourites of
museum visitors. "Everyone should see something pleasing which
catches their eye," said a Museum spokesperson.
The winner of the competition will receive a �25 voucher.
All you have to do is answer the following
question: 'What colours are the hat of the Hillsborough Warder
whose portrait is on display in the exhibition?'
Entry forms can be collected from Museum
reception staff and returned to them no later than Thursday
The winner's name will be drawn from the correct entries
submitted and will be published in the Ulster Star.
`Great Easter Egg Hunt' at Castle Gardens
THE newly renovated Castle Gardens will be
the venue for a 'Great Easter Egg Hunt' on Easter Tuesday (March
This will take place between 2.30 and 4.30pm.
A Museum spokesperson promised 'free fun for all the family'.
Castle Gardens are open from 8am-5pm daily.
These hours will extend to 8pm at the beginning of April.
Children aged five to 12 are also invited to
enrol in the Museum's Easter Workshops which will take place
from Tuesday March 25 to Friday March 28.
More details on the workshops and the Easter
egg hunt can be obtained from Museum reception staff on 9266
pupils from the Bunscoil in
Belfast make coloured slime as
part of their experiments with
water during Science Week (March
10 to 14) at the Irish Linen
Centre and Lisburn Museum.