With this broad aim, the society’s first meeting took place on 23 February 1899, and the EHAS Transactions began publication in the following year. The objects of the society were three-fold: “to foster interest in the history and antiquities of the county by visits, lectures and the collection of relevant publications, to promote and assist in archaeological excavations and to oppose and prevent injuries with which ancient buildings and monuments may be threatened.”
Over the years, the society has been fortunate to have included a number of talented archaeologists and historians amongst its membership, including Gordon Moodey, Adrian Gibson and Clive Partridge.
As well as providing information on their work, EHAS offers members access to the society’s research collections held at Ware Museum, along with links to current archaeological excavations in East Herts where volunteers are welcome. EHAS also runs a regular lecture series with experts presenting illustrated talks on local and international archaeology, and on local buildings and other historical topics, plus excursions led by experts in their field
New members are always welcome. To join see the Membership page or email us on info@EHASoc.org.uk
EHAS is a member of the Council For British Archaeology.