A new exhibition is open at Manchester Central Library in the Manchester Histories Hub that will share the findings of a project supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund to reveal the ‘herstory’ of the Pankhurst Centre.
Rooms of Our Own focuses on the period from the 1970s when activists campaigned to save the birthplace of the suffragette movement, which was under threat of demolition.
Rooms of Our Own has been delivered by the Pankhurst Trust in partnership with Manchester Histories. The exhibition provides a small peek into the documents, photographs, stories and voices of the very first publicly accessible Pankhurst Trust archive, which is now permanently housed at Manchester Central Library. The archive has been researched and compiled by volunteers aged 18-25 as part of the project’s legacy. The team of volunteers also selected some of the items from the archive that will be on display in the exhibition.
Rooms of Our Own is located in the Manchester Histories Hub in the lower ground floor of Manchester Central Library. Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open during the library’s hours (Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm; Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm).