As we approach the hundredth anniversary of the disaster, it is high time to examine some of the fictional versions of what happened and change the narrative to celebrate truth. For example, Boston did not save Halifax on December 6, 1917…. Truro did! And New Glasgow and Kentville and many courageous railwaymen, firemen, sailors, local … Continue reading Thursday, November 24 at 7:30pm Myths and Realities of the Halifax Explosion
Join us Thursday, October 27 at 7:30pm for The Experience of Nova Scotian Soldiers During the Great War, an illustrated presentation by Brian Tennyson, Emeritus Professor, Cape Breton University. Many men from Northern Nova Scotia went overseas with this battalion in 1915. Far fewer returned.
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
Lunenburg native David Mossman is a retired geologist, author and professor emeritus at Mt. Allison University. Prohibition in the USA lasted from 1921-33 but rum-running lasted until 1938. Come to hear details on this very profitable and exciting period for many living along the coasts of Atlantic Canada, including members of Mossman’s family. Everyone welcome. Non-members … Continue reading Thursday, September 22 at 7:30pm Oceans of Rum presented by David Mossman
Join Mayor Bob Taylor as he recalls the many challenges of hauling milk, in milk cans, to dairy plants from 1930 – 70. His recent book provides stories and facts about trucking and the local dairy.