26 Sep William Stukeley Drawing
WILLIAM STUKELEY DRAWING EXHIBITION
WILLIAM STUKELEY DRAWING – EXHIBITION
Arranged by Grantham Museum, Grantham Civic Society and Spalding Gentlemen’s Society An exhibition arranged for the Gravity Fields Festival, featuring the original drawings by Sir Isaac Newton’s biographer, the Lincolnshire antiquarian William Stukeley, who lived in Grantham from 1726 to 1730 on the junction of Castlegate and Avenue Road. Stukeley pioneered the archaeological investigations of Stonehenge and Avebury and founded the Grantham Freemason’s Lodge. The exhibition is an important set of 17 drawings by William Stukeley, including images of Grantham. ‘They are beautiful, to be enjoyed in their own right, fine examples of a skill that was widespread in the eighteenth century before photography was invented’ – Prof Michael Chisholm ScD FBA. An exhibition brochure will be on sale, together with local books from Grantham Museum and Grantham Civic Society.
Tue 25 Sept, 6pm Exhibition opening and Civic Society blue plaque unveiling. All welcome.
26 – 30 Sept, 10am-4pm, (Extended Hours 29 Sept).
4 – 27 Oct, 10am-4pm (Thurs-Sat Only)