Join us for a lively discussion of Irishwomen and everyday lives in 1960s Ireland as part of Social Inclusion Week. Ciara Meehan (senior lecturer in history, University of Hertfordshire, and curator, Modern Wife, Modern Lifeexhibition) will open this road-show-style event.
Using extracts from women’s magazines and objects that will be on display at the National Print Museum from July, she will briefly explore the representation and expectations of different generations of Irishwomen in the 1960s. Members of the audience will then be invited to share their memories of that decade.
If you have any objects, photographs, letters, etc. from the 1960s, please do bring them along! There will be an opportunity to have them scanned, and they will be recorded in a ‘people’s history’ archive that will be made publicly available on-line. Interviews will also be arranged with anyone who wishes to have their memories recorded. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to leave a record of your life for your own family and for future generations.
10 June 2015 | 3pm | Monaghan County Museum | All welcome