Fri 17 Jan 20
As the first event of many which will be taking place this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Duncan Institute building – better known now as Cupar Library – there will be a Cupar Heritage Day next Friday (10am-3pm, 24 January).
It is a great chance for people to come along and meet the experts and enthusiasts who run Fife Family History Society and see the resources created in their base in the library.
Cupar Museum and Heritage Group will also be taking part in the day to give a preview of forthcoming projects and exhibitions and the work done with the Classic Cupar project, which has been collating the best images of Cupar from the last 150 years.
The University of St Andrews has a project called Hidden Burgh, which is cataloguing and transcribing the documents which make up the official town history, including some fantastic unexpected stories - come along and have a peek!
Finally, Cupar Library will be showing off the superb resources available to people who want to research either their house, street or town history with the launch of a new service, the Local Studies Lending Service.
This allows people to request and borrow books that have previously been reference only.
The day is also a fantastic opportunity to get a bit of help with family trees or areas of interest – visitors can bring along any documents or research they have, and the teams will do their best to help.
Or if anyone wants to get involved, all the partners have volunteering opportunities of different kinds in Cupar.