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2-27 November – Calling all Knitters
We have a wonderful archive collection of knitting and crochet patterns. Throughout November, we are inviting knitters and crocheters to recreate and donate hats from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s using a selection of our vintage patterns. Once made you can either post your creations to the museum, drop them through our letter box or return them in person when we re-open on 3 December.
Hats will be available for the public to buy during December in return for a donation to the museum.
Pick a pattern and get knitting:
- Pattern 1- Knitted Ranger cap (Word Version) or Ranger Cap (PDF)
- Pattern 2 – Knitted Swiss Cap-Helmet (Word Version) or Swiss Cap – Helmet (PDF))
- Pattern 3 – Crochet Peaked Hat (Word Version) or Peaked hat (PDF)
- Pattern 4 – Crochet Cloche hat (Word Version) or Cloche Hat (PDF)
25 November (2pm) – An Introduction to the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Digital Tours and Museum Makes:
2, 9, 16 December- Digital Collection Tours
Each Wednesday at 4pm we are continuing our digital collection tours on Facebook. Throughout December, we will be looking at the fishing and sailing, bicycles and toy collections.
- 4 November – Railway watch here now
- 11 November – Tea Treats watch here now
- 18 November – 1950s Kitchen watch here now
- 25 November – Farming watch here now
- 2 December- Fishing and Sailing via Facebook
- 9 December- Bicycles via Facebook
- 16 December- Toy shops via Facebook
7, 14 December – ‘Museum Makes’
Each Monday at 4pm we are continuing our ‘Museum Makes’ on Facebook.
St Michaels Church Exhibition & Activities:
St Michael’s Church: Love, Life and Loss’ (3 August – 18 December 2020):
An exploration of the evolution of marriages, christenings and funerals throughout Helston’s history. The exhibition gives an insight into the Church’s fascinating past and explores the human narratives it has witnessed, from wartime weddings to the burials of some of Helston’s most prominent figures. Curated by our intern Rachel Haddy you can join her on a exhibition tour.
As part of the project, Tony Crosby (Artistic Director of City of Lights, Truro) is in residence with us creating two Dancing Angel lanterns inspired by the stained glass windows in the Church. In this filmed conversation Tony discusses his plans for the angels watch this film for an update on progress.
Explore the trees in the Churchyard using this trail. Walk through the Graveyard spotting some of the wonderful treas that grow there. Download your own Tree trail and answer sheet here. Answers are also on the Church Noticeboard.
This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.