The conference programme includes a community history panel, and groups who have researched the contribution of women and families to the war effort are invited to contribute or to send along a small exhibition.
Keynote speakers are
ELIZABETH CRAWFORD, independent researcher
DR DEBORAH THOM of Robinson College, Cambridge
Dr SIAN ROBERTS of the University of Birmingham
As part of the conference, they are holding a family friendly social event at the museum on the Friday night.
During this social evening, the museum will be open to all for a family friendly evening exploring what life was like in the West Midlands in 1918, the last year of First World War, as women were enfranchised and peace came to the area at last.
Visitors can view films, exhibitions and re-enactors, enter quizzes or the Suffrage Bake-off, taste the Black Country Museum’s famous fish and chips and listen to live music from Merrie Noise and the Trench Choir.
Further information and booking details for the conference (there are concessionary rates for volunteers and heritage sector staff) and the Jamboree event can be found at
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