Happy birthday to Preston's Harris Museum

Happy birthday to the Harris.

Friday, 26th October 2018, 9:21 am
Updated Friday, 26th October 2018, 11:13 am
125 years old today

The museum and art gallery in the heart of Preston is 125 years old today.

Councillor Peter Kelly, cabinet member for culture and leisure said: “With pleasure, I wish the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library a happy 125th birthday.

"For 125 years the Harris has been at the heart of the city, inspiring locals as well as those from further afield and has played a key role in helping the city to flourish.

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The staff team in 1959. The man in the middle is curator Sydney Pavire. He was responsible for some of the most notable pieces in the Harris collection

"As we celebrate the last 125 years, this is a brilliant opportunity to look forward to the next 125 years and support the exciting developments ahead.”

Staff gathered outside for a photo to celebrate the anniversary.

They also shared a picture of the team from 1959.

The staff team today