We recognise how vital engagement with local heritage is within communities, therefore we have worked with historical locations such as the Huguenot Museum and Fort Amherst to bring attention to these amazing spaces.
Anne Pratt’s Desk – The Huguenot Museum
This beautiful installation, commissioned in July 2019, sends families on an exploration of a botanical artists writing and sketching desk. Anne Pratt was born in Strood in 1806 and went on to be a world recognised botanical author and illustrator. Her mother Sarah Bundock was a descendent of the Huguenot’s.
Photos by Laura Fisher
Fort Amherst SUITCASE OUTREACH SESSIONS
Through 2018-2019 Natasha Steer has been delivering travelling suitcase sessions in care homes, day centres, libraries and schools using objects and uniforms from Fort Amherst. The 3 suitcase sessions tell the tales of Women’s life at the Fort in WW2, Archaeology of the site (including stories of the Anglo-Saxon burial site!) and life at the fort as a Napoleonic soldier.