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First World War Centenary
2014 - 2018 marks the Centenary of the First World War, a landmark anniversary for Britain and the world. Portsmouth Museum commemorates Portsmouth’s contribution to the First World War through the Lest We Forget project.
Some memorable stories are to be found on Portsmouth Museum's community history web site, A Tale of One City.
The website is continuing to grow with nearly 200 stories donated in 2014. This shared space invites you to add your stories about your ancestor's involvement in the First World War.
You can also use the web site to discover how to start your own research, either individually or as a part of a community group. Over the past year several community groups have been involved in helping Portsmouth Museum compile a "Community Toolkit" to offer guidance and help others develop their own projects.
The 'Lest we Forget' exhibition which opened at Portsmouth Museum on July 19th 2014 used the city's collections to tell some of the stories of the people who took part in World War One, at the front and at home.
Portsmouth museum has already received contributions from many members of the public during 2014 and throughout the four years of the centenary and beyond will continue to collect material relating to Portsmouth people and their First World War stories.
Portsmouth Museum is a member of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by IWM, a network of over 1,000 local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations who together will be presenting a vibrant programme of cultural events and activities and digital platforms, which will enable millions of people across the world to discover more about life in the First World War. www.1914.org.