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Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening 150 150 Nick Casswell

The Museum at Broad Street will be open to the public on the afternoon of Sunday December 30th. 2:00pm to 4:30pm This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to Spalding to take a look at some of our unique collections. Our curator has assembled an entertaining cabinet of curiosities for the occasion. Members please note…

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A Fun Quiz for All the Family

A Fun Quiz for All the Family 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is an accredited museum and a registered charity. We have created a quiz to help raise funds for our current and future funding needs. It is 60 questions and the theme is ‘Logic Problems, Words, Numbers and Pictures’. The entry fee is a minimum of £1, other donations would be very…

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Museum Open Sunday

Museum Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Our Broad Street Museum will be open to the public again on November 18th between 2pm and 4pm. We have some special items on display which have not been on show at previous open days. All our welcome. Our guides will be happy to try and answer your questions and tell you more about membership…

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Museum Open Sunday

Museum Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday October 21st between 2pm and 4pm. There will be an optional introductory talk at 2:15. You are welcome to look around our collections at your leisure and ask questions of our team of guides.

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Stukeley Drawings on show at Grantham Gravity Fields

Stukeley Drawings on show at Grantham Gravity Fields 150 150 Nick Casswell

Grantham Museum Tue 25 Sept at 6pm: Exhibition opening and Civic Society blue plaque unveiling. All welcome. 26 – 30 Sept, 10am-4pm, (Extended Hours 29 Sept). 4 – 27 Oct, 10am-4pm (Thurs-Sat Only) A selection of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society’s collection of  William Stukeley drawings will be on display. These drawings were conserved in 2016…

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SGS Local History Quiz

SGS Local History Quiz 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Are You Interested in Local History? The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is an accredited museum and a registered charity. We have created a quiz to help raise funds for our current work and future conservation needs. The quiz consists of 100 questions and the theme is ‘Spalding and South Holland’. The entry fee is a minimum…

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Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day 150 150 Nick Casswell

Our Open Day in September will be on Saturday 8th as part of the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days programme. Our theme is Meet the Ancestors – Share their World. This will be a unique opportunity to view previously unseen images from an extensive collection of glass plates. These form part of a large museum collection with…

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Ayscoughfee 1940’s Weekend

Ayscoughfee 1940’s Weekend 150 150 Nick Casswell

  Spalding Gentlemen’s Society will be present at this popular event held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. There will be displays of memorabilia, period vehicles, re-enactors as well as dancing and a singer performing popular songs of the period. The Annual VJ Day Remembrance Parade will take place from 2:30pm on the Sunday…

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Festival of Archaeology 2018

Festival of Archaeology 2018 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

This weekend members of the Society will be taking part in the Festival of Archaeology at Ayscoughfee Hall. Join us in a range of activities for all ages including artefact identification, crafts, dig pits for the young (and young at heart) to try their hand at excavation. We’ll also be leading historic walks around Spalding…

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Applications for Fully-Funded PhD Studentship Now Open

Applications for Fully-Funded PhD Studentship Now Open 150 150 SGSocAdmin

Applications are now being accepted for a fully funded PhD studentship, ‘Antiquarianism, Science and Networks of Knowledge: The Archives of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, 1710-1760’. Funded by the AHRC’s Midlands3Cities (M3C) programme, the project operates as a collaboration between the University of Leicester and the SGS. The successful applicant will be able to formulate a…

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