Events here at the Guildhall...
WWI temporary exhibition
This exhibition is running into the Autumn. For more information please follow our link to WWI and Boston
Sir Joseph Banks - A Lincolnshire Gentleman and his Legacy
A Community Touring Exhibition
This touring exhibition has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lincolnshire County Council and the Sir Joseph Banks Society. It is part of a a larger project which included the major exhibition Joseph Banks : A Great Endeavour held at The Collection, Lincoln 15th February - 11th May 2014.
These objects and other specimens brought back by Joseph Banks and other 18th Century explorers started the tradition of collecting treasures from travels abroad, and their collections were used to enlighten European society about what they perceived as the curious, exotic and wonderful.
The objects shown in this exhibition are similar to those that Joseph Banks encountered on the Endeavour voyage to the Pacific (1768 - 1771) but were made in the later 19th Century and early 20th Century and brought back by Lincolnshire collectors. They are in form very similar to those that the 18th Century explorers would have encountered.
Sir Joseph Banks was recorder of Boston in 1813. A portrait of Banks is on display in the Council Chamber here in the Guildhall where he would have gone about his official duties. Painted in 1814 by Thomas Phillips RA, it was commissioned by the Corporation of Boston, as a tribute to one whose 'judicious and active exertions improved and enriched this borough and neighbourhood'.
Knights of Skirbeck
The Knights of Skirbeck will be joining us on the following dates 2014. Always a popular event here at the Guildhall, the Knights share how life was during the era that the Guildhall was built in 1390's. With demonstrations including fighting, food, armoury, dentistry and medicine to name a few, the Knights entertain and share their stories.
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th October.
10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission 3pm.
We hope you can join us.
Heritage Open Days
Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th September
10:30 - 3:30, last admission 3pm.
This years theme for Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days is a special programme commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One and the impacts that it had on our unique county. Here at Boston Guildhall we are participating with our WWI exhibition which looks at how Boston was affected by this Great War and shares some of the stories from the town.
Look out for other events happening throughout the county and find out more about the events at Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days.