Petersfield Museum has worked on a number of funded projects over the last few years.
In 2014 Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) was secured for People of the Heath, a community project hosted by the Petersfield Museum to understand and conserve Petersfield’s prehistoric barrows. You can find out more about that on its dedicated website www.peopleoftheheath.com
Also in 2014, our project Gone but not Forgotten, also funded by the HLF used dance as a medium through which to explore and interpret the lives of local people during the war. Choreographers spent several months working with local schoolchildren to interpret the stories of agricultural labourers, soldiers and young people using movement. At the same time, teams of volunteers from groups such as U3A, the Royal British Legion and Petersfield Area Historical Society researched the lives of residents affected by the conflict, scanning materials for an online exhibition. The project culminated in a performance in the centre of Petersfield which attracted over 1,500 people.
Our most recent and most ambitious project to date, Pathways into the Past, will reunite the town’s Victorian Police Station, Courthouse, exercise yard and stable block to create an holistic heritage experience that unifies the museum, gallery and archive on a single site and see the Museum become a focus for community cultural activities and a hub for visitors to the National Park. You can read more about the project here, and how you can support it here.