Museum Mondays talk at Sewerby Hall and Gardens this February

Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Museum Mondays, which take place at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on the first Monday of the month, will be romantically themed on Monday, 3 February, from 1.30-3pm.

Each illustrated talk or handling session will be linked to Sewerby Hall, the museum or the museum collections and is primarily aimed at adults.

Held in training room 2 at Sewerby Hall, the talk this month is: St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day – A Brief History. This special day is celebrated as a date of romance, however this talk will discuss just who St. Valentine was and why this day is considered the most romantic of the year.

Rob Chester, education officer at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “Everybody has heard of Valentine’s Day, and it was a particular favourite of our Victorian and Edwardian ancestors.

“In our talk we want to look at who the original St. Valentine was and how our modern St. Valentine’s Day came about.”

Booking is not required for the talks and visitors can go to the Welcome Centre and be directed to the talk.

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