Local heroes on display at Fife Folk Museum
FIFE folk are doing it for themselves!
Volunteers at Fife Folk Museum are celebrating some of the most famous Fifers in history at a new exhibition currently running in Ceres.
The museum, which re-opened yesterday for the summer season, is joining in the spirit of Celebrating Fife 2010 by showcasing some of the area's most influential and well-known faces.
Those featured include artist Sir David Wilkie, the pioneering potato breeder Archibald Findlay, Cynicus (Martin Anderson) and world champion racing driver Jim Clark.
Literary figures featured include Sir David Lindsay of the Mount who wrote the 'Satyre of the Thrie Estaits', young poet Marjory Fleming, and contemporary authors Ian Rankin and Val McDermid.
Wynne Harley — one of a group of dedicated volunteers who run the museum — explained that many political figures also make an appearance, notably James Wilson who was born at Caskerdo near Ceres and went on to have a huge influence in American politics.
She added that Fife's suffragettes have also earned a place in the museum.
In the main reception room of the museum, an exhibition features a display of costumes including elegant dresses, hats, shoes, jewellery and other accessories.
As well as a wealth of attractions, visitors to the museum and gardens can now enjoy refreshments in the new coffee room, also run by volunteers.
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