To commemorate the armistice and the end of the First World War, Living Legacies will be collaborating with the Treasure House project during the month of November. Treasure House is an externally funded HLF project, which aims to tackle social isolation amongst the elderly. The project consists of bringing in residents from Clanmil Housing folds and nursing homes to the Ulster Museum and Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, where they enjoy workshops that highlight objects in the collection and the different periods they reflect.
Our Project Officer, Michelle Young, has written a short play for these workshops that highlights the end of the war, the impact of the Spanish Flu and the issues around the return of soldiers from the front from unemployment to disability. This will be performed in the Modern History gallery at the Ulster Museum on various dates throughout November.