Join us Saturday, October 15 at 1:00pm for the No. 2 Construction Battalion exhibit opening and illustrated presentation by Mary Beth Sutherland, the granddaughter of Lt.-Col. Daniel Hugh Sutherland. A native of River John, Sutherland was commander of the country’s only battalion composed of black soldiers in the First World War, many from the Truro … Continue reading Saturday, October 15 at 1:00pm The Story of The No. 2 Construction Battalion

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.