The idea is to raise awareness and promote your local area and engage with the whole community and who knows – whilst researching, you might even find new places near you to love!
It’s important to feel part of our communities – especially at a time where many of us were stranded at home without much contact with others for extended periods of time. To be met with a sense of belonging, we have to actively engage with our local community as the country opens back up.
Over the course of the month, locals are encouraged to hold their own events celebrating the culture and history of their area. There are many ways to participate. You could try spending an afternoon at your local library and researching your town’s history. Or, if restrictions are easing up soon in your area, perhaps take it upon yourself to visit local galleries and museums.
Maintaining relationships and becoming more involved with your local area helps to improve morale and build a sense of community, which will, in turn, result in a much more pleasant and positive environment for all!
Community engagement is a worthwhile practice. This garners trust and constant evaluation of your town and how it could be improved. Community engagement also gives you a voice when things are not quite going your way. We all want to feel we are contributing to our space in a meaningful way so participating in Local and Community History Week will surely be fulfilling and beneficial to ourselves and those around us.
Be sure to stay tuned for some ways to get involved!