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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.

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This exhibit will tell the story of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria who arrived in Colchester County at the beginning of the 20th century. They enriched life in Nova Scotia and achieved success in many fields.

Through stories, photographs, and artefacts, we will share the narrative of their immigration, the businesses they established and their accomplishments. There will be refreshments and remarks by several members of the community.