WCI – North Leitrim Women’s Centre Leitrim Women Through Time Pop Up Women’s History Museum
Leitrim’s First Pop-up Women’s Museum!
WCI North Leitrim’s, Leitrim Women Through Time project in association with Scéal Heritage Consultancy received support from CreativeIrl through Leitrim Arts Office to create a temporary museum of Leitrim women’s history in four public venues across the county in May and June. The museum will include the display of the “Leitrim Women Through Time 1850 – 1950” travelling museum exhibition, and will be accompanied by a display of objects from rural women’s history, with examples of items from women’s work inside and outside the home, women’s craft, and women’s personal lives. This project focuses on the lives of the ordinary Leitrim woman; celebrating the majority, rather than the minority, and those previously neglected in discussion. It concentrates on the experiences of the everyday woman – highlighting the value of remembering and recording what domestic, working, and personal life was like for local women. For the exhibition, the project worked with community participants across the region to gather information and suggestions for themes which would best tell the story of Leitrim women in the period of 1850 to 1950.
Leitrim Women Through Time is a collaborative community heritage project preserving and celebrating the stories of Leitrim women.
Funded by Creative Ireland through the Leitrim Arts Office and is part of WCI North Leitrim’s larger Leitrim Women through Time Project funded under the Community Heritage Scheme under The Heritage Council.