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April 2016

Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors

April 16, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join genealogical historian and author Dr Kathy Chater, for an insightful talk on how to trace your Huguenot ancestry to find out if you too are a Huguenot. Powered by Eventbrite

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May 2016

The Art of Dress

May 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00
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Join textile historian Lee Ault for a talk on the Art of Dress and see her silk dress woven by Huguenots in Canterbury on display. Powered by Eventbrite

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September 2016

Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors in Europe

September 16, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Come along to the Huguenot Museum to hear Kathy Chater talk about how to trace Huguenot ancestors in Europe. This general introductory talk will focus on the places in Europe that Huguenots escaped to and the sort of records that you can find. Booking required. Powered by Eventbrite

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December 2016

Secrets of the Huguenot Silver

December 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00
Communion set by Lewis Cuny

Come along to the museum to hear Tessa Murdoch, Deputy Keeper at the V&A and Huguenot Museum trustee, to learn the secrets about Huguenot silver. Booking required. Powered by Eventbrite

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March 2017

Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors Talk

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Dr Kathy Chater returns to the Huguenot Museum for this insightful talk on how to trace your Huguenot ancestry. Find out how to start researching your own family history to discover if you too might be a Huguenot descendant! Powered by Eventbrite

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French Hospital, Museum Tour and Talk

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£12.00
The French Hospital

Take a tour of the Huguenot Museum and French Hospital with the Museum's trustee Peter Duval and hear about his family's Huguenot story. Powered by Eventbrite

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May 2017

Spitalfields Silk Talk

May 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00
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Come along for this fascinating talk by Mary Schoeser, on the history of Spitalfields silk and the Huguenot weavers fight for survival in the 19th century. Powered by Eventbrite

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June 2017

Dickens’ Household Words: Traits and Stories of the Huguenots

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£5.00
The unfortunate Calas Family

In 1853 Charles Dickens published Elizabeth Gaskell’s article ‘Traits and Stories of the Huguenots’ in his magazine ‘Household Words’. In it Gaskell tells of the escape of the great-great grandmother of ‘A friend of mine, a descendant from some of the Huguenot refugees’. Dinah Winch will explore why Gaskell wrote this article and look at the growing interest in the Victorian period in the story of the Huguenots. Dinah Winch is Director of the Huguenot Museum but was, until November…

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Dutch Huguenots in Britain

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join us for a talk as part of the Battle of Medway Commemorations. Migrants from the Low Countries came in large numbers bringing craft skills and knowledge. The largest number came as Protestant refugees during Elizabeth I’s reign, and established communities and churches in this country. Many of us trace our ancestors to these Dutch refugees. Silke Muylaert has finished her doctoral studies concerning Dutch and Walloon Protestant refugees in Elizabethan England at the University of Kent. Powered by Eventbrite

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French Hospital, Museum Tour and Talk

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£12.00
The French Hospital

Take a tour of the Huguenot Museum and French Hospital with the Museum's trustee Leslie Du Cane and hear about his family's story. Powered by Eventbrite

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July 2017

The Reception of Britain’s First Refugees: The Huguenots in Later Stuart England

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Robin Gwynn has been at the forefront of Huguenot history for many decades and is author of 'Huguenot Heritage' which is always available in our shop. The thousands of French Protestants who crossed the Channel in the 1680s were the first people coming to Britain to be known as 'refugees'. This talk explores why they came, how many of them there were, where they went and settled following their arrival, and how they were received by the English people of…

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September 2017

Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Our first talk of the Autumn season is with Sue Jackson on ‘The Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots’, a perfect introduction to the great impact Huguenot refugees had on British culture in the 1700s. As silk weavers, goldsmiths, ironworkers and horticulturists the Huguenots made an extraordinary contribution to English craftsmanship. Sue will demonstrate that the Georgian Age of Elegance, illustrated through luxury goods such as dress, silverware, furniture and the social etiquette around the newly introduced product of tea, was…

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