Tag: Gateway to History

Experiencing a ‘Gateway to Your Archives’ workshop for the very first time!

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! Introducing Explore’s Newbie…

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…

What makes you a Yorkie?

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?

Community Collections Spotlight: the Goodricke and Pigott astronomical archive

Forecasts for this Friday’s partial solar eclipse may be disappointingly cloudy, but did you know that you can still get your astronomy fix in the archives at York Explore? As you may have seen in a recent article by the York Press our Goodricke & Pigott astronomy collection (collection code: GPP; 1760-1815) is now available. … Continue reading Community Collections Spotlight: the Goodricke and Pigott astronomical archive

Coming soon to a library near you…

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…

The Archives need You! Get involved with the city’s heritage at York Explore

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

Our new Community Collections Pinterest board: The highlights so far…

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…

The Community archive collections are coming!

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!

It’s time to Explore Your Archive!

This week the Explore Your Archive campaign is running across the UK and Ireland. This annual campaign was launched last year by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) to ‘raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have on individual lives.’ Its aim is to … Continue reading It’s time to Explore Your Archive!

Something new is coming to Poppleton…

I've been quiet for a while on the blog, but we've had some fantastic posts from Francesca and Georgie,  keeping us all entertained! Our new archive facility at York Explore Library will open on the 5th January, but how does this affect our branch libraries? I'm pleased to announce the launch of our latest pilot … Continue reading Something new is coming to Poppleton…