New exhibition reveals hidden histories of life in early 20th century

Published: 29th November 2016

A new exhibition which focuses on the hidden histories of people who lived through key life changing events in the early 20th century has opened in the Gallery at the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.
‘Connection and Division 1910-1930’ is a Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Collections exhibition which explores the impact of wider events such as 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, on local people’s lives. The exhibition features personal stories of those who were affected by these events as well as a collection of artefacts from the Council’s Museum Service.
Officially opening the exhibition at the Strule Arts Centre on Friday 18 November 2016, Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Bert Wilson, said:
“The Connection and Division 1910-1930 exhibition is very interesting and thought provoking. I am confident that the exhibition will be a tremendous success during its time on display at the Strule Arts Centre and I encourage people to visit the exhibition.”
Connection and Division 1910-1930 follows on from a partnership project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The exhibition continues at the Strule Arts Centre until 31 December 2016. Admission to the Gallery is free. The 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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