Pageant Fever! St Albans Performs its Past

Three times in the twentieth century St Albans caught ‘pageant fever’. In 1907, 1948 and again in 1953, the people of the city came together to perform episodes from its rich history. This exhibition, held in St Albans Museum, told the story of the St Albans pageants with objects, voices, pictures and film. It showed how the pageants were organised, and what they did with local and national history – and considered what they meant to the people of St Albans, then and now. 

The exhibition ran between 15 November 2019 and 23 February 2020. Images from the exhibition and information about its content can be found on the St Albans Museum + Gallery website

A copy of the full panel and label text of the exhibition can be downloaded here.

If you want to know more about the St Albans pageants, there's no better guide than Mark Freeman's recent book, The Pageants of St Albans: An Illustrated History. This can be purchased via the Regents Court Press website.