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Jo’s exhibition is coming home

 
Created on 26/03/2012 @ 16:25
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Welshpool has welcomed home an extensive collection of geology specimens, many of which were collected, catalogued and displayed by a young Welshpool resident, Joseph Bickerton Morgan, way back when Powysland Museum opened in the 19th century.
 
The collection was loaned to the National Museum of Wales in the 1960’s, but it has made its way home to form an exhibition at the Powysland Museum until May 29.
 
Young geologist, Joseph, passed away at the age of just 34, but his collection provides an insight into the overall picture of the geological periods, tracing the physical developments within the Welshpool area and depicting the tragic story of Joseph’s life.
 
The exhibition is the result of a successful partnership between the National Museum of Wales, the Mid Wales Geology Club and Powysland Museum and has drawn on the knowledge and expertise within each organisation.
 
The exhibition forms part of the wider Welshpool’s Geological Heritage Project organised by the Mid Wales Geology Club and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project consists of a number of exciting events and activities including evening talks, guided walks around Welshpool, a ‘rocky road show’ at Powysland Museum, as well as dinosaur crafts during the Easter holidays and a schools’ outreach programme both delivered by the Montgomeryshire Museums’ Education and Access Service. 
 
The Museum is open on weekdays (except Wednesday) from 11am-1pm and 2-5pm; and Weekends from 11am-2pm.
 
For more information: contact the museum on 01938 554656 or powysland@powys.gov.uk
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