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Flora Day 2021:
For hundreds of years people in Helston have celebrated the end of winter and the arrival of spring. This year, as with last year, we will miss the greenery and floral arrangements that normally adorn the houses and shops. The dancers and fair may be missing but we would still like to mark Flora Day.
- British Pathé Scenes from 1921
- BFI Footage from 1925
- British Pathé Scenes from 1933
- BFI Footage from 1934
- British Pathé Scenes from 1939
- BFI Footage from 1953
- British Pathé Scenes from 1955
This collection tour was recorded last year in memory of past Flora Days.
The town may not be dancing but we are still celebrating. We shared how to make your own Hal-an-Tow Dragon on Facebook on 7 May you can catch-up here. Make you own dancing partners following our ‘Peg Doll Museum Make’ from Flora Day 2020. Make Helston colourful with this Flora Day Colouring-In.
Cornish Life Stories:
Filmmaker Barbara Santi of Penwith based awen productions spoke to people in the Lizard area to find out what objects in our collection were of local importance and why. Working with the local community to gather memories and the museum team of volunteers to document them we are sharing three stories:
This series is made posible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Tanner Trust.
Wendron Leats and Helston Kennels, online exhibition
We are currently sharing an online exhibition Wendron Leats and Heston Kennels.
Archaeology in Cornwall: A behind the scenes look from past to present, 17 May – 10 July 2021.
This exhibition will explore our archaeology collection, focussing on how objects were made in the past. It will also look behind the scenes of the work of the Finds Liaison Officer and the Portable Antiquities Scheme.