Hertfordshire's Hidden Heroines

June 14th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge
So often we look for our heroes and heroines far from home, many find themselves thinking of celebrities who are all too often living a life far removed from our own, so it’s great to be able to look much closer to home and find some real local heroines.
 
Hertford Museum’s exhibition on Hertfordshire ‘s Hidden Heroines has been running for some time and closes on the 2nd of July 2016 so make sure you don’t miss out. The exhibition uncovers the amazing stories on some of our local hidden heroines. You will be inspired by nearly 2000 years of astonishing women, from Edwardian parachutists to pioneers of science. You can listen to current Hertfordshire heroines telling their stories at the listening post and also enjoy some of the original artwork inspired by the project.  There will be some fun interactive activities for any little heroes and heroines. Its open every Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00pm until the 3 July 2016.
 
In celebration of this exhibition, on Saturday 18th June (7.30 for 8pm) the Hertford Museum is staging an exciting cinematic experience as they Present a screening of The Wicked Lady. After taking in the Exhibition you can sit back with a drink and some popcorn to enjoy Margaret Lockwood’s devilish turn as the Hertfordshire Highwaywoman based on Herts Hidden Heroine Katherine Ferrers. Tickets are just £5 per person and include a bag of popcorn. (Sadly tickets are extremely limited to this event so it might be a good idea to try and book the film in advance.)

Source: Hertford Museum