A Tale of Two Jubilees
Learn about Queen Elizabeth’s 60 year reign and how local Colchester residents celebrated Queen Victoria back in 1897, through pictures, news, and Royal memorabilia
Out of the Woodwork
A story of community, creativity, and connection with the land, Out of the Woodwork chronicles the efforts of a people to craft an economy and build an entire society out of the vast and daunting forest that surrounded them.
Built by the Bay
Sound Innovations from Instrument Concepts
The Colchester Today series examines local enterprises which innovate and enhance our community. This edition highlights the work of Great Village’s Instrument Concepts, creators of underwater acoustic monitoring equipment. Instrument Concepts uses the Bay of Fundy as a laboratory to develop advanced products which are used around the world.
For the Love of Our Lighthouses
As I passed through Queensport in Guysborough County, I was overcome by the beauty of the deep blues of the ocean, the ever-changing clouds, and the feeling of mystery surrounding the Queensport lighthouse. Who lived there? What was life like for the keepers who gave us protection over the years?
Planters in Cobequid 1761-1780
June - December 2011
A new look at 18th century life in Cobequid
Travel back to the time of the Planters — the first English-speaking people to settle the Cobequid coast of Nova Scotia. Discover how these industrious “New Beginners” developed a thriving linen manufactory well-known across the Atlantic and cultivated lasting roots in Colchester County that can still be seen today.
Knit Into The Fabric of Colchester
January 22 – April 2 2011
Discover the impact of the Stanfield family, including their contributions to built heritage, the Canadian clothing industry, and the political landscape of their day. Learn about the long johns, the politicians and the factory workers in an exhibit of photos and memorabilia.
History of Starr Skates
A winter display that traces the history of the Starr Manufacturing Company of Dartmouth.
“A Favourable Opportunity”
The Planters Choose Cobequid
The year 2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Planters–the first English-speaking settlers of the region. Learn about the social and economic factors that drew these founding families from New England and Ireland to the Cobequid coast of Central and Northern Nova Scotia.
A Cultural Landscape
Summer – Fall 2010
A celebration of Truro’s 123-year-old wilderness park featuring local photography, artwork, video, and natural history.