Living History Day
at Somerset Rural Life Museum
Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can discover more about life on the Home Front at a Living History Day on Saturday 12 May. The event is free to enter and runs
10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
The Little Victory Ball
Through performance, activities and exhibitions the Living History Day will depict Somerset’s experience of the First World War. Frome-based performance company The Little Victory Ball will explore the stories of mothers, wives and others on the Home Front. Using theatre, music, dance and poetry, and dressed in authentic period costumes, the actors involve audience members to create an immersive and interactive experience.
Themed Children's Activities
The event will also explore how children were part of the Home Front effort. Activities will include decorating eggs, like those sent to cheer wounded soldiers abroad, and helping to build a scarecrow for the family farm.
Visit the Exhibition
The exhibition, Echoes of War: The Somerset Countryside 1914–1918, will also be open with objects, documents and photographs revealing more about the impact of the First World War on the county’s rural communities.
The Living History Day has been made possible by National Lottery players thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
It is part of a series of events and exhibitions from the South West Heritage Trust that reveal more about the First World War and its legacy. The Trust is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum.
The event is at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.
Frome-based heritage performance company The Little Victory Ball will explore stories from Somerset’s Home Front