History of the Home
Our History of the Home exhibition told how equipment we use around the home changed over time, with a focus on Laundry, Ironing, and Carpet Cleaning. The items included Victorian carpet beaters and early vacuum cleaners, box irons, flat irons, and steam irons, wash tubs, mangles, and an early manual washing machine.
UK Disability History Awareness Month
In November 2021, we opened our Disability History Month Exhibition, highlighting the lives of disabled people in Harlow and throughout history and the changing attitudes and innovations. Special thanks to Carrie, one of our volunteers, for all her hard work to help this exhibition come to life.
Well Women Centre
This display showcased Lee Morris’ collection of Well Women Centre memorabilia. Lee campaigned and raised money to establish the Harlow Well Women Centre, which provided thousands of hours of support and won the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award in 2003. She recently passed away and we are thankful that her husband has generously donated her collection to us.
Julie Arnall’s Drawing Class
During the summer of 2021, a group of amateur artists led by local art tutor, Julie Arnall, spent time in the Walled gardens at Harlow Museum, coming together to work creatively for the first time in 18 months. The Walled Gardens provided a wonderful setting to draw, with each passing week bringing new inspiration. This exhibition showcases some of the drawings and paintings produced, and reflects our creative responses to the Gardens, and the pleasurable times spent.