The large-scale community project celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Greenham Trust, Greenham: 100 Years of War and Peace, has received £47,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The funding has made it possible to run a series of talks and walks linked to the history of Greenham Common.
The walks, talks, exhibitions and events, including the outdoor event planned for the weekend of September 8 and 9 on Greenham Common, will gather memories of the history of the Common and dramatic moments of war and peace from living history and beyond, and bring them to life for a younger audience.
There will also be costume interpretations of earlier periods of war and peace and an exhibition in West Berkshire Museum opening on September 27 which will display the heritage of Greenham Common.
Among the talks planned is a series of four that will take place in the Corn Exchange, Shaw House and the Royal British Legion, Newbury. They will cover a variety of topics including the politics, history, memories and the people whose lives were transformed by events on the Common.
BBC Radio Berkshire presenters Andrew Peach and Bill Buckley and BBC Oxford presenter Cathy Alexander will host the talks.
Chris Boulton, chief executive of Greenham Trust, said: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled us to dig deep into the history of Greenham Common and ensure that the memories and stories of this extraordinary place, its natural environment and its military history are captured as part of our celebration.
“The story of the Common is rich and fascinating and we want as many people as possible to get involved and learn more about its significance locally, in the UK and worldwide.
“We also want people to explore and enjoy the Common as it is now – a haven for wildlife.”
Free tours will take place on September 8 and 9 and advanced booking will be necessary.
For details of the events and how to book, go to greenhamtrust.com.
A First World War and Civil War costumed interpretation will also take place on Greenham Common as part of the outdoor theatrical event in early September.