We are delighted this week to welcome our guest blogger, Connie Rout, who has undertaken research into our health and housing records as part of her University of York IPUP placement within her MA in Medieval History. Connie has created four fantastic videos based on her research, which we will be sharing with you via … Continue reading Health, Poverty and Social Change: What the Streets of York Can Teach Us
The time has come to reflect and officially bring to a close the York: Gateway to History project. It has been an incredible two years and we at Explore have come together as one Library and Archive service. My role on the project is also coming to an end this week and I can't believe … Continue reading Farewell from your Community Collections & Outreach Archivist
Do you remember at the start of the year we ran ‘What Should York Remember?’ and the Archives Roadshow? We mentioned there could be an art project in the pipeline and that you should wait for details….well your wait is over! I’m pleased to announce the results of the Roadshow and to launch ‘What York … Continue reading NEW art project launched at York Explore
Last Thursday I went along to my very first ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop. It was a wonderful day and it was clear from the feedback we received that it was enjoyed by all. I thought I’d share my experiences with you, being new to the workshops myself! The day started the way any day … Continue reading Experiencing a ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop for the very first time!
Hello there! I am Jenny McGarvey, the latest newbie here at York Explore (when I say “newbie”, that’s not technically correct. You might recognise me from my previous blog post, “Getting to Grips with Criminal Histories...”, posted back in March when I was a placement student here, but I am delighted to be back as … Continue reading Hello there! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…
I’m sat in one of our branch libraries and a member of the public walks in; I ask, ‘What do you think York should remember?’ The member of the public replies, ‘O, well I’m not from York’ Probing further I ask, ‘How long have you lived here?’ ‘Around 30 years’ they answer, quickly followed by … Continue reading What makes you a Yorkie?
This year we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking archives and local history out across Explore's branch libraries in our first ever Archives Roadshow. We’re thrilled with our new archive service at Explore York but we know that for many of you, the local library is still the heart and soul of your community. That’s … Continue reading Coming soon to a library near you…
With the dawn of a new year comes the start of our new archive service, which is now up and running at the beautifully refurbished York Explore. If you haven’t already popped in to have a peek at what’s new, then maybe our upcoming events are the perfect excuse to get acquainted! https://twitter.com/CityofYork/status/552150969937850368 Residents Weekend … Continue reading The Archives need You! Get involved with the city’s heritage at York Explore
Over the past few weeks, the Explore team has been busy at the main library preparing the archive for when we open on the 5th of January. Me, Georgie and Sarah have been getting stuck into the Community Collections by organising, cataloguing and re-boxing them so that they can be easily navigated and used by … Continue reading Our new Community Collections Pinterest board: The highlights so far…
January 5th is fast approaching and the whole team is busy preparing York Explore for opening. Right now a team of library and archive staff are hard at work stocking the shelves and preparing archive collections. Preparing the archives has been a process that Francesca, Georgie and I have been working on since August and … Continue reading The Community archive collections are coming!