Newsletter – March 2021

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend this year takes place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28, and your opportunity to see the best of the county will be online this year. Now is the time to make sure you are following us across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as we will be hosting a live tour of the cottage on Saturday and Sunday across our social media platforms.

Craft Packs still available

If you’ve not picked up one of our Craft Packs yet, the great news is that there are still some available. You can get yours by going to Paws for Thought in Navenby. Whilst you are there, any donations to the cottage are most welcome! See the poster below for full details of our current Craft Packs.

Learning Activities available online

Did you know this website is full of learning activities to keep you and your little ones busy whilst working from home? These include the latest activity, learning about Mrs Smith’s wash days. Find out more here

Welcome to the team Amy!

New member has joined our team, Amy! Amy has an interest in heritage and works part time cleaning the cottage whilst studying at university, welcome Amy!

Amy said:

“‘I’m currently studying Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Lincoln which is a course that covers architectural, digital and physical Conservation of historic objects, decorative schemes and buildings. I’m passionate about pursuing a career within building heritage and collections care.

“The team at Mrs Smith’s cottage have been incredibly accommodating and I’m fortunate to be welcomed into such a friendly team. Mrs Smith’s cottage offers a glimpse into history, home and life from another era. Every time I step into the cottage or walk around the gardens I spot something new or interesting that sparks my curiosity. I can’t wait to see the garden in full bloom come summer time.”

Make your own Tote Bag

Do your bit for sustainability by making your own Tote Bag. It’s an easy and fun way to make your very own ‘Bag for Life’ and you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd when you are out shopping. For some help follow the instructions on our learning page.

Signs of Spring

Spring has almost sprung! Join in with the changing of the seasons by taking some wonderful photos and using the hashtag #signsofspring on social media, Mrs Smith would make a note of signs of spring in her diary every year.

Join in and hashtag your pics and tag in @mrssmithscottage on Instagram and @mrssmithcottage on Twitter.

Volunteers needed!

We need special people to join our team. What would you think to being part of the award-winning team of volunteers at Mrs Smith’s Cottage? To find out more and express your interest please email us: [email protected]