This landmark publication features 40 objects from the Museum’s collection and uses them to chart the history of the Dale via their associations with archaeology, education, industry, and the local community. It also gives an insight into the creation of the Museum and includes tales from the stewards, school groups and visitors who are part of its present life. The book is illustrated by 100 photographs from the Museum’s collection and others specially commissioned.
The 40th anniversary of the Nidderdale Museum is a remarkable milestone. This landmark volume features a stunning range of objects and stories of the Museum, gathered together over the past forty years to provide a wonderful way of seeing the Museum’s history since it was founded in 1975.
An absorbing introductory history of Nidderdale is followed in Part 1 by a series of chapters on some of the Museum’s most interesting objects and their associations. Part 2 then offers an illuminating account of the founding of the Museum and relates the experiences of the volunteers who have looked after and maintained it since its earliest days.
Illustrated by 100 photographs from the Museum’s collection and others specially commissioned, the book reveals stories behind the formation and growth of one of the most popular museums in the North of England.