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February 2021

“Winter” online art exhibition

February 6 - April 4
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD

Erasmus Darwin House is pleased to host this online art exhibition from the Lichfield Society of Artists. Lichfield Society of Artists has been encouraging and promoting the work of its members for over 75 years. If you are interested in purchasing a piece of work or would like more information about the society please make contact with the society at lichfieldsocartists@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: All the images shown are the original work of the artist and cannot be reproduced without permission. …

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March 2021

Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint: Copper to Customer by Dr Sue Tungate

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD
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£6.00

Matthew Boulton (1728-1809) was a globally important industrialist who introduced innovative minting practices at his Soho Mint. This  lecture describes the processes involved, from mining the copper to the delivery of products to the customer. There was a shortage of small change towards the end of the 18thcentury, and Boulton strove to solve this problem, eventually obtaining customers all over Britain, including the British Government. He also made coins for the East India Company, and for Europe, Africa, the West…

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