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Wonderful women celebrated at Verulamium Museum

An exhibition about ‘Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines’ will be celebrating the achievements of remarkable women from across the county this August at Verulamium Museum.

Verulamium MuseumThe exhibition highlights the untold, lost, forgotten and often undiscovered stories of female pioneers of Hertfordshire, from the past to the present day.

It includes the stories of women who have lived or worked in Hertfordshire, made ground-breaking discoveries, or chose jobs that were unusual for women of their time.

Highway woman, Katherine Ferrers, otherwise known as the Wicked Lady of Wheathampstead, and archaeologist Tessa Wheeler who excavated Verulamium (pictured below), are among the women featured in the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 30th July to Bank Holiday Monday 29th August and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has been created in collaboration with Trestle Theatre Company and Hertford Museum.

The women’s stories are illustrated with the help of the Trestle Theatre Company’s famous masks.

Visitors of all ages can dress up as some of the pioneering women and contribute to a colouring-in artwork inspired by the exhibition.

The exhibition is free, although there is an entry charge to Verulamium Museum for non-residents of St Albans District.

Cllr Annie Brewster, Portfolio Holder for Sports, Leisure and Heritage at St Albans City and District Council, said: “This promises to be a really inspiring exhibition about pioneering women from across Hertfordshire. Come along and find out about their wonderful stories. There are also plenty of activities taking place at Verulamium Museum this August that will appeal to children of all ages, including drama workshops and craft sessions.”