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Explore Colchester’s past and present today.
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Knit-In on the 15th of each month. 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Knit-In on the 15th of each month. 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Drop by with a project, learn new skills & patterns, and talk about knitting. Beginners and experts welcome. 1:30 pm – 7:30pm $2 admission, $5 meals available (4:30-5:30)

Annual General Meeting + Lecture. Thursday April 23 at 7:30pm

Annual General Meeting + Lecture. Thursday April 23 at 7:30pm

Dr. MacLeod recollects old Halifax when he was growing up on the city’s outskirts: the world at war; the popularity of radio; the state of black-white relations; building the Armdale rotary; Pier 21 seen from an insider’s viewpoint; and other adventures of boyhood and youth.

Plant Sale in front of Historeum. Sunday May 3rd from 10:30am to 1pm

Plant Sale in front of Historeum. Sunday May 3rd from 10:30am to 1pm

Plant donations can be dropped off at the Historeum Sunday before 10am or Saturday May 2nd from 1pm-4pm.

GRAND PRÉ; Landscape for the World. Lecture by A.J.B Johnson on Thursday May 28 at 2:00pm

GRAND PRÉ; Landscape for the World. Lecture by A.J.B Johnson on Thursday May 28 at 2:00pm

A visual history of the physical and cultural evolution of the Landscape of Grande Pré UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Edward Cornwallis: Hero or Horror. Lecture by Jon Tattrie on Thursday May 28 at 7:30pm

Edward Cornwallis: Hero or Horror. Lecture by Jon Tattrie on Thursday May 28 at 7:30pm

For 300 years, the debate over his legacy has raged. But until now, one person has been strangely absent: Cornwallis himself. No biography told his story and provided deep context for the events of 1749-1752.

Jon Tattrie’s book, Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax, uses Cornwallis’s own writing, and the writings of those who knew him best, to unearth the man buried by the controversy.

Ongoing events: Canasta and Used books 2015

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Canasta: Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm
Used Book Sale: Saturdays from 10am to 1pm

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