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Monks Risborough Dovecot THE SOCIETY

The Society (known as BAS, for short) was founded in 1847 and is one of the oldest in the country. It is the senior body in the County in the fields of Archaeology, Architecture and Local History. It has an active specialist section for Active Archaeology, and is host to the Bucks Local History Network which runs a conference every year.

The Society also founded the County Museum and still owns the main museum buildings and a large part of its collections, although the museum is now leased and run by a trust on bahalf of the County Council.

The Society covers the whole of the old historic county of Buckinghamshire from Milton Keynes in the north to Eton in the south.

Click here for a more detailed history of the Society.

Part of the BAS 170 anniversary project

This year the Society celebrates 170 years since its founding, with a series of activities:

Click on the links above find out more, and watch this space for further information as our plans develop...

WHAT THE SOCIETY DOES:

The Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society...

Acknowledgement

The cost of producing this site has been met by a generous donation made in his will by Dr Arnold Baines, a long-standing member of the Society and a former Vice-President. Acknowledgement must also go to all those people who have contributed material for the web site. Please also note that copyright of photos on the site belong primarily to the person who kindly provided the image and include Mike Farley.