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Friends' Activities

In the wider context of promoting the legacy, we are committed to:


Production of a members' newsletter, Hugh’s News, at least three times a year, to keep members in touch with past and upcoming events. It features a wide range of articles relating to Miller. Two popular series include Miller-associated “Landmarks,” and “From the Archives.”
You can find past copies of Hugh’s News here.


a copy of miller's 'cruise of the betsey' obtained for the museum by the friendsAcquisitions of important artefacts for the Museum. Examples have included a copy of a Miller title with a dedication written by Lydia Miller, and an account book of the family’s expenses after Hugh’s death.


 

Donations. We financed the creation of the Lydia Garden in the Birthplace Cottage grounds, and a new garden educational space adjacent, together requiring over £6,000 from our funds.


Those activities related to the Museum’s work include:

  • new research work
  • writing interpretation scripts
  • cataloguing archives
  • front of house reception and shop work
  • guided tours
  • manning exhibition stalls
  • gardens maintenance

     

lillemor and colleagues(Left, Lillemor Jernqvist (front row, right, and Friends of Hugh Miller celebrate the Scottish Parliament's recognition of Lydia Miller for her contribution to Scottish history.)


Museum manager Dr Alix Powers-Jones has frequently expressed her thanks for our essential support work. If you would like to become directly involved in any of the above ways, please contact us and let us know how you might be able to help. We can arrange for you to meet the museum management, who maintain a register of suitable volunteers, and co-ordinate calls on their services.