A Mother’s Voice: Stories of Parenting in Belmont
The Belmont Museum presents a celebration of motherhood over many generations. Through oral histories, photos, stories and artefacts, discover the highs and lows of parenting through the ages. How did women discover and express their own voice as mothers during times of social change and upheaval?
The experience of motherhood is universal, yet it takes many forms. From working mothers who defy social conventions to homemaking heroes, all these women have a unique voice and perspective on the world.
Immerse yourself in the lives of mothers from the Belmont area. Hear from women who travelled the world to create a new life in Belmont, some suddenly becoming single mothers, others thriving in unexpected ways. See some of the home crafts that Winifred used to make, a housewife who ‘adopted’ her son’s local football team when their families were rocked into dysfunction by the Second World War. Ordinary objects reveal some extraordinary stories.
Visit the new Belmont Museum located in the Ruth Faulkner Public Library – named after a local mother who changed her community – and explore for yourself some amazing stories of motherhood.
Discover your voice and add your personal stories to honour your own experiences of motherhood.