The temporary exhibition “Women and the Regiment, Military Lives of Victorian Wives” opened on 21st May 2022 at The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum. The exhibition focuses on the experiences of the wives of soldiers serving in the 1800’s. The Museum has within the archive collection journals from the period, some of which are on display. Also on display is the beetle wing dress that belonged to Barbara FitzHenry, the wife of William FitzHenry who served with the 60th Rifles in India. The dress is on loan from the West Highland Museum, Fort William and we are most grateful to Vanessa Martin the Curator for assisting with the loan.
The exhibition continues until 29th August in The Kincaid Gallery in The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, which is one of the six museums that form Winchester’s Military Museums located in Peninsula Barracks, Winchester.