Covid-19 is affecting several aspects of museum life at the moment.
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Because of government advice about self distancing to avoid infection, the AGM will go ahead as planned this Sunday BUT the public should NOT attend and volunteers are strongly advised not to either, unless they already know that they form part of an essential quorum. The meeting may be broadcast virtually via Facetime or similar.
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Sadly the Joe Kennedy plays have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
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It is with regret that due to the current situation in the UK concerning Covid-19 and following our Governments guidelines the museum will not be opening at the beginning of April as planned.
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We look forward to opening again for 2020 on Sunday 5th April.
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This edition includes:
-news of an amazing 100 year-old sky diving 390th Veteran
-a surprise visit from a descendant
-a photo diary of our new building project
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*NEW EVENT* We are pleased to announce that a new play about the life of Joe Kennedy, who was sadly killed whilst flying over Suffolk, will be shown at 4pm & 7pm at the museum on Saturday 9th May.
This play will tell the dramatic and tragic story of Joe Kennedy Jnr, the elder brother of JFK, who as a young man seemed destined to become President of the United States – until, that is, the Second World War intervened. No Ordinary Joe; No Ordinary Kennedy examines Joe’s complex character, and traces events which led Joe to volunteering for a top-secret and highly dangerous mission, in which he was required to fly a Liberator plane packed with explosives and bail out before it crossed the Channel. Tragically his plane exploded over Blythburgh, Suffolk killing him and his co-pilot.
The event will be part of our 75th VE Day commemorations.
Get yours quickly- we think this event will be popular!
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Yale historian, James Rogers, has been researching Joseph Kennedy’s last fateful mission, ‘Operation Anvil’, which resulted in his plane exploding over Blythburgh in Suffolk.
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We are in need of extra volunteers to help man the museum, meet and greet visitors, help with closed-season work parties or serve in our tea room and gift shop.
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