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A History of North-East Wales in 100 Objects

April 21st 2018 - New exhibition opens at Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives.

A History of North-East Wales in 100 Objects | Hanes Gogledd-Ddwyrain Cymru mewn 100 Gwrthrych

The new exhibition which opened at Wrexham Museum on April 21st is based on the challenge of telling the story of the three counties of north-east Wales in 100 objects.

The North East Wales Heritage Forum gathered archaeologists and historians, academics, enthusiasts and activists from community heritage groups across the region and asked them to suggest objects that each represent an aspect of our local history. With the suggestions flooding in, the search was on to track down the recommended items and secure their appearances in this unique exhibition.

The final 100 represent thousands of years of history from the first evidence of human life up to the technology of the 21st century. The exhibition divides into six sections (Early Inhabitants, Castles and Conflict, Industry, Travel and Transport, Religion and Culture and Everyday Life). The displays include:

Students from Wrexham Glyndwr University have produced a series of soundscapes to accompany the objects in the Castle and Conflicts section.

The exhibition has been funded by the players of the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The exhibition is on show at Wrexham Museum from April 21st until June 30th 2018. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue available from the shop at the museum.

The following individuals and organizations have lent objects for the exhibition: