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Friday, 10 May 2013

Just for the record: history comes to life in Museums at Night initiative

North Yorkshire County Council's record office throws open its doors next week to bring history to life as part of the Museums at Night programme.

The office will be open from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday (16 May) for a light-hearted, interactive evening in which members of the public will be able to explore behind the scenes in the archives.

Highlights include costume historian Meridith Towne's Romance in the Raj, a journey of Edwardian and twenties fashion, Viscount Fairfax and his housemaid showing the original receipts and vouchers detailing the lavish expense required to maintain York's Georgian town house Fairfax House and Ripon Museums Trust's Matron and inmates opening a workhouse for the evening.

Other histories will be brought to life throughout the building using records from the collections, providing something for all ages.

The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Car parking is available in the doctor’s surgery next door.

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