Jane McArdle and Rachel Hunter Rowe are Mrs History. They have over 45 years of combined experience, working in historic properties, museums, stately homes and buildings of faith spanning over 700 years of history. Their work within the West Midlands has given them enthusiasm and knowledge of the region’s local history.
They feel strongly about making history meaningful and relevant and are skilled at creating active and engaging programmes for a wide range of people. Their work ranges from schools’ workshops, co-ordination of heritage engagement, interpretation, creation of resources, staff & volunteer training and community engagement. They draw on a wide range of resources and experiences in order to bring the past alive including objects, maps, archives, buildings, oral histories and landscapes.
“Being able to handle historic and replica objects bring historic subjects to life in a way that cannot be achieved through just looking at books or pages on the internet. There’s something about holding something of history that can spark the imagination in a very powerful way”. Rachel Hunter Rowe
“Providing people with a spark of understanding and empathy for the past enables us to make meaningful connections with our own lives”. Jane McArdle
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