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This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.

Official Opening of Verulamium

Posted on: 8th May 2015 By: David Thorold

Official Opening of Verulamium

The photo above was taken on 8th May 1939 at the official opening of Verulamium Museum.  The Earl of Harewood, accompanied by his wife Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, declared the Museum open in the presence of 150 invited guests.  The official...

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Knitting from the Archives

Posted on: 2nd May 2015 By: Sue Davies

Knitting from the Archives

Inspired to demonstrate the usefulness of the reserve collections I recently used a 75 year old knitting pattern held by St Albans Museums. The black and white image above is from the original 1940s pattern and the other shows me with my...

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Happy Birthday Mr Salaman!

Posted on: 24th April 2015 By: Catherine Newley

Happy Birthday Mr Salaman!

This Friday marks the birthday of Harpenden man Raphael Salaman, who would have been 106 years old on 24th April. Salaman was responsible for one of the largest groups of objects in our collections: the tools. Salaman worked for Marks and Spencers...

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