Until 18 October 2022
The Green Howards Museum, Trinity Church Square, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4QN
+44 (0) 1748 826561
For these special tours run by Green Howards Museum curator Lynda Powell, precious objects have been brought out from behind the glass of the display cases for visitors to experience in person. Powell also explains why some of the collection is kept permanently under wraps, revealing the challenges of storage, conservation, and display. The tours take place on alternate Tuesdays and last for half an hour. Advanced booking is required.
Occupied Philadelphia 2022
5-6 November 2022
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215 253 6731
Philadelphia was the capital of the nascent American nation when it was seized by the British in the autumn of 1777 and occupied for nine long months. In this flagship annual living-history event run by the city’s Museum of the American Revolution, walking tours, special events, and family activities explore what the city was like under the heel of British control. Visitors will meet dozens of costumed re‑enactors portraying soldiers, civilians, and even spies. Attendees can themselves have a go at espionage by collecting information that could help to expel the hated British.
Road to Recovery
Until 29 January 2023
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
+44 (0) 20 7730 0717
In recent times, major improvements in battlefield medical care have seen soldiers survive physical injuries that just decades ago may have been fatal. Other types of injury, however, including severe mental-health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – one of the most common – remain difficult to treat. This exhibition explores the journeys of rehabilitation and recovery of soldiers who have endured life-changing injuries. Captain Harry Parker, for instance, who studied art, lost both his legs in Afghanistan in 2009, and returned to painting after his service.
Worth checking out
English Civil War Fortresses Symposium
19 November 2022 Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent, NG24 1DU www.fortressstudygroup.org/events/english-civil-war-fortresses-symposium £40 (£30 for members)
In this first-ever symposium dedicated to the study of fortresses and sieges during the English Civil War, experts will present papers covering current research, including archaeological investigations, the preservation of remains and sites, interpretation, and how sites can be explained to the public. Hosted by the Battlefields Trust and the Fortress Study Group.
The Volunteers Ongoing National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108
Admission free This online exhibition looks at young Americans who, prompted by altruism, ambition, and a search for adventure, engaged voluntarily in the First World War before the United States officially entered the conflict in the spring of 1917.