Announcement of Tom Holland as our Celebrating 175 Years Patron

We are pleased to announce that author and historian Tom Holland has agreed to be the patron of our Celebrating 175 Years appeal.

The society will be 175 years old next June, a cause for real celebration.

However, the unique historic properties we care for across East and West Sussex have been closed since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown and we now fear we may not make it to our special anniversary.

With that in mind, today, Sussex Day, we are launching a £1million appeal to raise funds which will take us into the next decade. The money will enable us to protect our buildings, support research and enhance our offer to visitors, both schoolchildren and adults.

Be part of our celebrations and events leading up to the big anniversary, government lockdown rules permitting.

If you would like to find out how to support us, visit our Celebrating 175 Years Campaign.

Alternatively, please support the heritage of Sussex today by Becoming a Member or

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