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Libraries celebrate Local and Community History Month

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 13.53.50North Yorkshire has a long and interesting history of places, people and events deeply rooted in the past.

Across the county, libraries will celebrate this in May for Local and Community History Month, part of a national initiative to encourage everyone to discover the excitement and interest of uncovering the history surrounding us.

A range of events and opportunities for everyone to enjoy will include heritage days, talks, quizzes, exhibitions and family history help sessions.

A History on your Doorstep event launches the month by bringing together a wide range of local history groups, museums and societies at Pickering Library on 30 April to display their activities, give talks, swap experience and offer advice to beginners.

There will also be Settle Heritage Fair on 11 May and similar events at Ripon library on 19 May and Scarborough library on 21 May.

County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Executive Member for Library and Information Services, said: “There is much for people to enjoy in learning about history. Often, it is not just the large, national events but the small local events that fascinate most, especially when it comes to the history of your own family or village.

“Libraries have a wealth of material and expertise to help you in your own treasure hunt. We hope you will celebrate Local and Community History Month with us and discover your own unique stories.”

For more information about these and other Local and Community History Month events, visit your local library.

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