On Sunday 10th May 2015 the Nottinghamshire County Council Library Service will be hosting its third annual Local History Fair at Mansfield Central Library.
It will build on the success of our two previous Local History Fairs, where local history societies and heritage groups from across the county converged on Mansfield, and were joined by storytellers, children’s activities, and demonstrations of local crafts such as spinning and lace making. We aim to make the Local History Fair a real family day out and were delighted that our last event attracted over 300 people.
We will devote a whole floor of Mansfield Library to the fair as well as extending into the main library. Mansfield Library is open to the public on Sundays between 11am and 3pm, and there is also free parking on Sundays in the Four Seasons multi-storey car park next door.
Once again we aim to feature live demonstrations of local crafts, storytelling, and other local history presentations by heritage groups – continuing to establish the Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair as an important showcase for local history in Nottinghamshire, where local societies will find a forum to promote their work, attract new members, sell their publications, and share expertise and experiences with other groups.
Nottinghamshire Local history Association and Arnold Local History Group will be exhibiting.