Harpenden History Society
Harpenden History Society
Objectives of the Organisation
Founded in 1973 the Society has acquired a large collection of documents, photographs, paintings and objects of interest connected with the development of Harpenden, its buildings, businesses, organisations, interesting people, and key events.
With a membership of over 250 it holds monthly speaker meetings on a variety of topics, quarterly exhibitions, occasional visits to places of interest, and has a dedicated team of researchers working in its small temporary home in Park Hall, providing stories for the society website www.harpenden-history.org  and for three newsletters per year and occasional publications.  

The long term ambition of the society is for a proper Museum of Harpenden, with adequate storage for its archives and a working area for its research team. Meanwhile it encourages members of the society and the wider public to provide their own memories and to write articles for the website or newsletter.  Other societies in Harpenden are encouraged to provide short histories of their organisations.

Gavin Ross, Chairman  October 2014
Volunteers Required
We would welcome any offers of physical help and support  financially.
In order to share our archives and local knowledge more widely the Society is looking for help with:

Secretary - (initially to support our Acting Secretary)

Events support for arranging visits, mounting exhibitions

Stewarding/serving tea at the Society's quarterly exhibitions and one-off displays

Assistant to our curator

Archiving/cataloguing of our collection to make it more accessible

Digital transcribing of original documents

Digitising 35mm slides

Computer/technical support

Publicity, marketing, advertising

Volunteer drivers to help members attend meetings

Assistant to programme secretary

Editing of materials for print and website publication

Liasing with Harpenden Schools
Contact Details
Gavin & Rosemary Ross   gavros.ross@btopenworld.com

Website:   www.harpenden-history.org.uk