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Monday, September 21, 2020

Sam Henry’s life and times on display in new exhibition at Ballymoney Museum

A special exhibition which showcases the life and achievements of Sam Henry is now open at Ballymoney Museum.

Born in Coleraine in 1878, Sam was best known as a folklorist and is highly regarded for his collection of songs gathered from people around the Causeway Coast and Glens and beyond. His renowned ‘Songs of the People’ series was published in the Northern Constitution newspaper between 1923-1928 and 1932-1939.

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The exhibition features a wide variety of objects from the extraordinary Sam Henry collection, ranging from his typewriter to his collection of birds eggs. Discover more about his life as a folklorist, writer, lecturer, genealogist, broadcaster, photographer, and much more.

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The exhibition will also feature work by local community groups from across the Borough, who created fantastic pieces inspired by his archive.

The ‘Sam Henry Culture Connects’ exhibition is part of the ‘Connecting with the Past, Collecting for the Future’ project funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund administrated by the Museums Association.

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For more information email cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or phone 028 276 60230.

Visit www.niarchive.org to access the full Sam Henry Collection.

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