In our last newsletter, I announced that we were awarded a Community Heritage Fund grant to create a maritime exhibition. And now Sails and Tales has opened to visitors!
We officially opened on Monday and had a steady stream of visitors between 11 and 2. That steady stream has continued throughout the week and Robin Stewart of Robinson’s Shoes is now our unofficial tour guide.
We’ve also received new pieces to add to our collection since opening - photos, newspapers and an old Carrick Sailing Club Sailing Instructions booklet.
We think that there’s more we can do with the exhibition and with the idea of placing small exhibitions in buildings other than museums as a way of bringing people back to our town centre.
Our first step is to raise some funds to record a virtual tour of the exhibition that we can host on our website.
We’re really proud of the exhibition and it demonstrates brilliantly what we can do when we all pull together to make something happen. However, it is upstairs in a building that doesn’t have a lift so not everyone can access the exhibition. So yesterday we started our campaign to crowdfund £360 and we’ve already raised £120!
If you’re able to contribute, you can do so via paypal. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.