About Us

Learn about us and our company's mission

Online Workshops

Live online wokshops available now.

Virtual Talks

Online local history talks for your group

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Online Workshops

With our online workshops we will deliver our quality sessions virtually to your classroom. You still get access to our expert knowledge and interactive activities. Sessions are designed to encourage pupils to be curious and inquisitive, investigate and evaluate evidence through enjoyable and engaging activities. Children will become history detectives and find out how we learn about the past. All our class workshops can be delivered online or bespoke workshops will be developed to fit your requirements. Please get in touch.

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Celts Online

Investigate the Celts with our online multisensory workshop

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Romans Online

Investigate the Romans with our online multisensory workshop

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Tudors Online

Investigate the Tudors with our online multisensory workshop

Class Workshops

Journey back in time with one of our bespoke worshops tailored to suit your curriculum

Currently not available due to Covid 19

Read about our new online workshops available now

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Celts

Life in Celtic Wales

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Romans

Life in Roman Wales

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Tudors

Life in Tudor Wales

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The Homefront

living in Britain through World War II

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Celts and Romans

life during the Roman invasion

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Ancient Egypt

Explore the mysteries of Ancient Egypt

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Victorians

Life of rich and poor children in Victorian Wales

Introducing Keystone Heritage

Keystone Heritage’s mission is all about championing heritage and bringing history to life. We inspire people of all ages through hands on, interactive workshops and projects. We use real artefacts, buildings and real stories to explore and investigate thousands of years of history. We will encourage you to discover and explore the past yourself, becoming history detectives and to have pride and ownership of your own heritage.

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We love History!

Our experience of working in museums has given us a passion for artefacts. All our workshops are object based, especially when we are able to use the real thing. We champion local history especially in Wales.

Engaging

We bring history to life; objects and real stories help us do this. Children learn in different ways and our hands on workshops engage all types of learners. Children will become history detectives and discover the past for themselves.

Fun

All our workshops are a fun mix of object handling, historic games and lively discussion. We want children to be as passionate about heritage and history as we are.

Tailored to You

Our workshops are cross curricular and we are happy to develop more bespoke workshops based around local history and particular historic sites or subjects. Whether you are at the beginning of a topic, half way through or want an end of topic treat, we will support and inspire your in class work.

Lorna Kernahan and Sarah Pevely

Keystone Heritage’s mission is all about championing heritage and bringing history to life. We inspire people of all ages through hands on, interactive workshops and projects. We use real artefacts, buildings and real stories to explore and investigate thousands of years of history. We will encourage you to discover and explore the past yourself, becoming history detectives and to have pride and ownership of your own heritage.

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Lorna Kernahan

Lorna has been working within museums and learning for over fourteen years. She has a history degree and a Masters in Museum Studies with a focus on learning and community engagement. Lorna has worked with school groups of all ages and has seen first-hand the impact handling real objects and becoming history detectives has had on learning about the past. She has dedicated large amounts of her time to look for ways to reach harder to reach audiences including local families who do not think museums are for them. Lorna champions heritage and its uses and has worked with a number of well-being groups including Flintshire Mind, young carers, Arthritis Care and those with anxiety and depression. She is passionate about engaging everyone with their local heritage through real objects, and believes bringing history to life is the best way of learning and inspiring people whislt having a positive impact on improving well-being.

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Sarah Pevely

Sarah has always had a passion for history and archaeology even as a child and was always trying to dig up the garden in search of ancient treasures. With teacher parents who encouraged her to pursue a career in archaeology, she gained a degree in archaeology from Liverpool University in 2002 and promptly began digging up the North West of England. Over the next six years Sarah excavated and surveyed varying historic sites including prehistoric and Roman settlements as well as an 18th century dock underneath the Liverpool Echo Arena. Drawn by the wealth of history to North Wales, she began a two year post as Community Archaeologist of North East Wales, delivering and developing history workshops for schools and historic sites. With a breadth of experience in various periods of history and archaeology, Sarah took up the role of Assistant Curator at Greenfield Valley Museum where she helped redevelop the education offer in cooperation with the Volunteer Co-ordinator Lorna Kernahan, where they struck up a winning team of heritage educators.

Virtual Talks

We offer a series of interesting history talks to interest groups and societies via Zoom (or the online platform of your choice). Our talks are engaging and unique and most include specially created video and audio clips to add to the enjoyment and interest.

  • Romans in North East Wales - A tour of Roman North East Wales looking at archaeological evidence and documents plotting the Roman invasion and settlement of the region.
  • Talacre in WWII - A look at the history of Talacre in Flintshire, from seaside holiday town to an evacuee refuge and spitfire training ground. We will use photographs and audio and visual clips to bring Talacre’s history to life.
  • The History of Greenfield Valley and Holywell - Charting the history of the Greenfield Valley from its early beginnings to its rise in the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
  • Christmas Through Time - We explore the history of winter celebrations throughout the past, both familiar and unfamiliar, surprising and unexpected. Join us for an entertaining talk that brings Christmas of the past to life.
  • Victorian North Wales - Coming soon!


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In person talks will also be available after covid-19

Projects

Reaching Wider: World of Work

The aim of this project is to work with Primary School children to raise aspirations of pupils when thinking about their career path and to show them the opportunities within the museum and heritage sector. The session aims to increase confidence in pupils and develop their speaking and listening, enquiry and observation skills.

This will be achieved by using hands on activities using real and replica objects to experience and learning about the roles of an archaeologist, education officer, event’s organiser and marketing manager and curator and researcher. Pupils will also have the opportunity to question two heritage professionals.

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North East Wales Heritage Forum

The aim of this project is to link in with schools to explore the history of North East Wales through hands on, engaging activities which focus on the North East Wales 100 objects exhibition. Pupils will develop historical and enquiry skills; asking questions, analysing and investigating sources.

North East Wales Heritage Forum

Contact Us and Book Now

Contact us and book via phone, email or social networking

Telephone: 07746711799

or

Telephone: 07549143630

keystoneheritage.info@gmail.com
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