Happy 50th Birthday St John's House!
On Tuesday 2nd August 2011 St John’s House Museum and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) celebrated their 50th Birthdays!
Both the Warwickshire County Council Museum and the Regimental Museum have been at St John’s House for the last fifty years.
The two Museums ran a joint event to celebrate the Golden anniversary.
Originally the Museums were opened in 1961 by Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery.
There were plenty of fun activities organised for the day.
Families were invited to have a picnic in the garden and join in the fun.
Drop-in activities included a schoolroom lesson (St John's House was a school at one point), an art lesson with one of the Victorian artists who lived in the attic, making a pomander and creating a Regimental inspired crest.
Visitors were also able to meet other characters from the past.
There were re-enactors from the Victorian period and both World Wars as well as a Field Marshal Montgomery look-alike!
The event was blessed with gloriously sunny weather and attracted over 300 visitors.
All the visitors seemed to enjoy the activities and the chance to talk to the knowledgeable re-enactors who are so passionate about their subject.