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Military vehicle weekend and social media takeover

By July 27th, 2019No Comments
A living history reenactor stands beside a child holding a replica gun. They look happy.

Military Vehicle Weekend and Social Media Takeover.


A military vehicle weekend took place at the Devil’s Porridge museum last weekend laid on by the Scottish Homefront Living History Society featuring vehicles and artefacts from World War One and Two. Despite the wet weather everyone enjoyed themselves and had great fun interacting with some of the different objects there such as a gun from World War One which many people enjoyed having their photograph taken with.

Military vehicle weekend 

But the military vehicle wasn’t the only exciting thing going on at the museum this weekend. For the first time ever the staff and volunteers at The Devil’s Porridge handed control of their social media over to a group of keen young volunteers.

Military vehicle weekend 

The Museum Manager, Judith Hewitt had the following to say about the social media takeover. “We’ve been putting young people at the heart of our museum for the past couple of years and this weekend they completely took over (our social media!)  It’s great to communicate ideas about the past in this modern medium and to connect with a younger audience.  Our young volunteers were wearing ‘I’m taking over stickers’ all day and took some great photos and videos to upload online.  Thanks to Morgan, Jake and Elliot for taking part and taking us over!  It’s going to be an exciting few months at the museum as we wait to hear whether we have won the “Most Family Friendly Museum in the UK” award and also take part in a full-on museum takeover day in November.”

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