To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Polish Independence, established after the First World War, The Higgins Bedford presents an exhibition celebrating and exploring the shared stories of Bedford’s Polish community. The exhibition opens on 11th November 2018 in the Great Bedfordians Gallery and is free to visit.
The exhibition includes a film featuring ‘history keepers’ – stories told by the oldest members of the Polish Community in Bedford.
Photo: (from left) Mrs Vaughton, Mayoress Hodgson, Mayor Hodgson are watching the documentary film.
The Higgins Bedford has worked in collaboration with the PBIC and the Heritage Lottery Fund to launch the MYID Project, which has provided training workshops for young people to collect and showcase the stories, artefacts, and photographs presented in this exhibition.
‘This project has uncovered some remarkable stories of survival and adventure that will now be part of the museum archive – a wonderful way for Bedford to celebrate its Polish Heritage.’ – Cllr Sarah-Jayne Gallagher