Ulster Crisis focus at Mid-Antrim Museum

THE Shared History: Different Allegiances: 1912-1914 Exhibition has been brought to Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid on loan from Belfast City Council and runs until June 26.

It looks back at the people and the events that helped to shape Belfast and politics in the north of Ireland 100 years ago.

It focuses on the unfolding political crisis in Ulster during 1912-1914, set in context with other significant issues of the day such as labour relations and gender politics, class relations, and the build up to the First World War.

To complement the exhibition, Mid-Antrim Museum will be featuring local content looking at the Home Rule period in Ballymena and the wider mid-Antrim area. This additional local content will illustrate how these wider events affected people locally.

On display will be material from Mid-Antrim Museum’s collection as well as items from other lending institutions and private collectors.

Admission is free to the exhibition, which has been brought to Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid by Ballymena Borough Council’s Good Relations Unit with support from the OFMDFM, and the museum is open on Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and on Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

The Shared History: Different Allegiances Exhibition was commissioned by Belfast City Council with financial assistance from the District Council Good Relations Programme of the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister.