Launch of the Connection and Division 1910 – 1930 Exhibition

Published: 22nd November 2016

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Collections Exhibition ‘Connection and Division 1910 -1930’ will be launched in the Gallery at Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Friday 25 November 2016 at 7.00 pm.

The exhibition focuses on the hidden histories of people who lived through the upheaval during that period and challenges some of the modern preconceptions of the time. It focuses on key twentieth century events which shook nations and transformed lives. Over the course of that period modern Irish history was shaped by the move for and against Home Rule, World War I, the Easter Rising, the War of Independence/Anglo-Irish War, the passing of the Government of Ireland Act leading to the establishment of Northern Ireland and the border, and the Irish Civil War. The exhibition explores the impact of the wider events in a local context and features personal testimonies of those who were affected. The exhibition follows on from a partnership project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and includes artefacts from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Museum Service.

The launch is open to everyone and will give those in attendance the opportunity to discuss the direction and content of future exhibitions including museum provision across the district with arts and heritage staff.

The exhibition runs until 31 December 2016, Gallery admission is free. Strule Arts Centre is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.

For further information about the exhibition please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Arts Office by telephoning 0300 303 1777 or emailing artsoffice@fermanaghomagh.com.

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