Planning is in progress for our 2015 exhibition. Our WWI theme will remain as the main feature, but, as 2015 marks the 70-year milestone since the end of WWII, we intend to reflect this in the exhibition content. 2015 has been declared 'The Year of Light', marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of James Clerk Maxwell's "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" in 1865.
A number of events will be held throughout Scotland to commemorate this anniversary - see news story on The Scotsman website by following this link. For worldwide events, click here for the official International Year of Light website.
The Museum has gained some more online coverage! - click here.
Although our 2014 exhibition 'From Flags to Flanders Fields' has now closed to the general public for the season, it remains in place and private parties/visitors will be welcomed on Wednesdays and Saturdays, by prior arrangement.
The schoolroom - one of the Exhibition's most popular displays.
First Goudie Lecture of 2015
This was one of the very best talks we've ever had, especially for those with an interest in family history. Margaret Scott, a sub editor with D. C. Thomson, presented life and times across the world since their founding in 1869. It was absolutely fascinating and she was brilliant!!
She brought several artefacts and photocopies of lots of covers, dating back to the early 1900s. Barry Sullivan, who is now archivist with D.C. Thomson, introduced her.
After her talk, Dorothy showed her the Museum's exhibition. People's Friend produced a very comprehensive WW1 souvenir edition last year, which she said was fascinating to work on..... but when Dorothy showed her photographs of her father and some of the beautiful embroidered postcards, she was just about 'blown away'.
Christmas Lecture 2014 - Hamish Brown 'Guddling Among the Graveyards!'
Hamish M. Brown MBE, the famous mountaineer. author, lecturer, photographer and Burntisland resident, presenting our 'Christmas Special' Lecture - "Guddling Among the Graveyards!" Based on his popular book, "A Scottish Graveyard Miscellany" Hamish provided a fascinating and entertaining illustrated lecture on the folk art of Scotland's graves.
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