Esperance Museum hosts Guy de la Bedoyeye

More than 100 children have attended a series of ‘Talking History’ seminars at the Esperance Museum with British historian Guy de la Bedoyere.

A renowned historian and author best known for his role as the ‘roman expert’ on TV series Time Team, Mr de la Bodoyere reached out to the Esperance Library early in 2017 in the hopes of visiting Esperance to discuss Roman history.

A spokesperson for the Shire of Esperance said the offer was fantastic for the community and the shire were thrilled to have him volunteer at the Museum.

Shire Library and Culture coordinator Jayne Arnold said hosting Mr de la Bedoyere provided an amazing engagement opportunity for the community.

“Guy has a brilliant mind and made it so easy to learn about Roman history,” she said.

“We received some fantastic feedback; people were excited and would like more opportunities like this.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of attendees and it was a real team effort to have them run smoothly.”