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Tales from the Archive

22 Mar – 29 Oct 2017, Wed-Sun


This is a past exhibition

Continuing from 2016 this exhibition will explore stories of people connected with Waddesdon through the display of archive material and images.

We will continue to highlight research recently carried out on the visitors who signed Waddesdon’s visitors’ book – from Winston Churchill to Henry James and the Earl of Rosebery. Baron Ferdinand’s visitors included the aristocracy, writers, lawyers and politicians. The display will also include records giving details of those who worked at Waddesdon including photographs, wage books and staff record cards.

In its centenary year we will also look at putting the Balfour declaration in context through records relating to James de Rothschild’s Zionist interests.

Winston Churchill at his desk
Winston Churchill as Prime Minister

Exhibition tour

Join Catherine Taylor, Waddesdon’s Head Archivist, on Saturday 15 July to learn more how we put together Tales from the Archive and hear some of her favourite stories.

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