Improvements to Amersham Museum
Talk by Museum Curator Emily Toettcher on 14 March 2017
Report by Frank Birbeck
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When EmilyToettcher first came to visit RotaryInAmersham, four years ago, she had only been in the Curator's job for about a year. Today we welcomed her back for an update on the Amersham Museum, as so much has happened and so much is planned. After acquiring the building next door, work started, in 2013, to expand and improve the facilities. A legacy was left by TonyWoodcock 13 years ago and this also enabled the Museum to strive to meet new goals of :-1) Revealing and displaying the building
2) Displaying the 7500 objects owned by the museum
3) Providing a new improved Space for activities.
After all the negotiations with Architects, planners and builders, Nos. 59 and 61 High St are now united as the museum and a 'frontage' has been put in place which will provide a much more welcoming and accessible entrance. Amersham has an interesting story to tell and the Museum tells it through taking 'snapshots' in time when living in Amersham is described in detail. The focus, however is not just on the Town . The history of surrounding villages and communities are also given ample space.
Originally the Museum was created by the AmershamSociety.