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Posted: Dec 4, 2017

Sponsor an Object

Community Fundraising Day on Saturday 9 December.

The museum invites you to participate in a Community Fundraising Day on Saturday 9 December 2017 to support its Revival Project. During the day, between 10am and 3pm you will have a unique opportunity to sponsor an object from the museum’s collections, stir a Christmas pudding and make a wish, support the raffle and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Entrance is free.

The museum has over 35,000 objects that tell the story of the people who have lived in East Dorset. These include artefacts of national significance as well as much beloved local objects from Wimborne and the rural villages.

50 objects have been selected from the collections which deserve sponsorship. They include:

  • A Wimborne Railway Station sign
  • Valentine cards from the later Georgian to the mid-Victorian period – a collection identified as of national importance
  • Objects from the most comprehensive Verwood pottery collection in existence
  • Edward Bear Esquire, our Steiff bear
  • A World War II wedding dress made of parachute silk

A catalogue will be available on the day to help you pick your favourite objects to sponsor. It will also be possible to make a donation on our website.

Emma Ayling, Museum Director, says: "The Revival Project will ensure that the museum, and its important collections are not lost to the community of East Dorset. Even if you are not able to attend on the day, the sponsorship programme will continue throughout December and into the new year. Alternatively, you may wish to make a separate donation towards the Revival Project."

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