Home Made Houses

Year 1 Oak Class at Navenby Primary School have been working with Nicki Jarvis, our artist in residence, to create ceramic houses based on their own homes. While visiting Mrs Smith’s Cottage the pupils have been thinking about how homes and the village has changed over time. Alongside their ceramic houses we are proud to display a map displaying postcards of their favourite places in the village.

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At Home Healthcare

An exhibition exploring attitudes to healthcare and looking at common remedies from the 1930s. Many of these are likely to have been known to Mrs Smith while she worked as a companion or when caring for friends and family. This exhibition has been produced by Mrs Smith’s Cottage with research from Catherine Waites and The District Herbalist.

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Mrs Smith’s Kitchen

A history pin tour of Mrs Smith’s kitchen. Weaving historical information with images from the collection, memories of Mrs Smith, and quotes from her personal diaries to make you feel at home.

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