An exhibition exploring how partition and the creation of Northern Ireland touched the lives of the people of County Armagh and its hinterland, has officially opened at Armagh County Museum.
From its rich collections the exhibition explores the establishment and development of Northern Ireland, and how changes in the decades following 1921 affected rural economy, agriculture and education.
Opening the exhibition, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Alderman Glenn Barr said,
“This exhibition has been creatively curated, capturing local history and the development of Northern Ireland over the decades since 1921. The exhibition highlights interesting stories on how this change affected our farming community, our education sector and those who lived on the border.
“I’m delighted the exhibition is now open to the public and I would like to thank the team at the Armagh County Museum for their hard work in bringing the local story of Northern Ireland’s transformation to life.”
The exhibition is open to the public from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday until 31st December 2021. Those visiting are encouraged to follow the safety measures in place.
Sean Barden, Curator at Armagh County Museum said, “The exhibition presented an opportunity to select objects we could use to highlight stories from this important time in our past. This will be the first time some of them have been on display, and is an exciting chance to see some of the museum’s unique treasures.”
Our People Our Place Our Story is a council organised programme to mark 100 years of Northern Ireland while exploring the history, heritage of the borough over the past century.