Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mary Slessor: Mill Girl to Magistrate

Thanks to generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, an exhibition is currently taking place in the city about Mary Slessor, a centrepiece of the centenary commemorations of her life and work.

The exhibition is at Verdant Works @ Scotland’s Jute Museum and is free to visit.

The main exhibition is already open and runs until 1st November.    

For more details about Verdant Works, please call 309060.

The centenary exhibition tells the story of Mary Slessor’s journey from Dundee mill girl to missionary and later magistrate in Calabar.    It celebrates her work to improve the lives of the local tribes, in particular the women and children and her ongoing legacy.

You can read more about the exhibition here.