For King and Country Centenary Event

Join us for our final Centenary event to mark the end of the 2014 – 2018 ‘For King and Country’ exhibition and project.

The Centenary Open Day will run from 10am to 4pm with a range of talks, tours and activities throughout the day linked to the region’s centenary years. 

At 2pm in the top floor gallery we will gather to mark the end of the 2014 – 2018 ‘For King and Country’ exhibition and project and thank all those who have been involved and contributed to its success, including being awarded the national prize for Public History. We will be joined by the Mayor of Calderdale and Deputy Lord Lieutenant for West Yorkshire.

Refreshments will be provided in the Main Hall after speeches at 2pm.

Members of the Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be in our Research Room during the day ready to help assess any photographs, diaries, postcards, trench art, uniform items, medals, souvenirs or other artifacts relating to your ancestor's military or civilian service during the First World War. They will be able to research further details for you or show you where you can find out more, and will record them as part of Calderdale’s First World War Effort.

The 24 November is also the opening day of our new Women Traveller's exhibition in the Link Gallery which will be open from 10am to view.

To find out more about the For King and Country project and what we've been up to over the last four years please click here.