31 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A new “Stepping Back In Time” street exhibition has been put in place in Monaghan Town in an initiative implemented by Monaghan Co Museum. A total of twenty images of vistas and views of locations in the county capital have been prominently erected in their modern day sites, allowing the viewer to contrast the past appearance of their locale with the present and partake in the time-travel journey of the display’s title. What is described as a “permanent outreach project exhibition” has been drawn from the Co Museum’s postcard collection. In a statement this week, the Museum emphasised its delight that the images are now easily accessible to all. “Each image is located beside an area, a building or monument that it represents. The images illustrate how the town looked in the early 1900s in comparison to the present day and highlight the importance of historic buildings and monuments that are still present today. “We hope this exhibition will encourage a stronger interest in local heritage among the community and inspire a sense of pride and respect in our county town. The photographs will certainly be a topic of conversation with passers-by.” The Museum’s ever-popular walking tour of Monaghan Town will now include this exhibition. The “Stepping Back In Time” project was supported by the Heritage Council and Monaghan Co Council.


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