Who was Richard Greene?

Published: 19 April 2018

 

Today marks the start of our new exhibition all about the life of one of Lichfield’s forgotten famous faces, Richard Greene. This exhibition celebrates Greene’s achievements, and explores the legacy left behind by one of Lichfield’s most allusive celebrities. Although he was an apothecary and surgeon by trade, Greene was most famous for opening his museum of curiosities, which gave many an insight into a world that they had never seen before. The display includes information about Greene’s personal life, his museum, and his influence on fellow Lichfieldians including Samuel Johnson and Erasmus Darwin. The exhibition was created by museum volunteer Nicola Young, who spent months researching Greene following the success of her previous work on our big David Garrick exhibition. ‘Who was Richard Greene?’ can be found in the museum’s Birthroom, and will be available to view until 10th June.