SOLD OUT! Heat the Historeum Luncheon
Tuesday, January 28th, noon-1.30pm, Truro Fire Hall, 125 Victoria Street, Truro, NS
Support the Historeum this month by attending the luncheon! The lunch will be catered by CEP Catering out of CEC. A silent auction and 50/50 draw will accompany the lunch.
Tickets are available at the Historeum and Intrinsic Salon & Spa (664 Prince Street) for $20.00 each. All tickets must be bought in advance.
Donations from Businesses for the Silent Auction include:
Thank you to all our members who donated to the silent auction!
2020 Winter Lecture Series
Doors open at 6.30pm, lecture begins at 7.00pm
$5.00 per person, Members Free.
Thursday, January 16th: The History of Wrestling in Nova Scotia with André Myette
Join Independent Professional Wrestler “Old School” André Myette as he discusses the rich and storied history of the sport of Professional Wrestling in Nova Scotia. From NWA territory with The Eastern Sport Association to Grandprix all the way up to the various promotions of today, Myette has a unique perspective on the Heroes and Villians of the squared circle. Take a tour through the past of an industry that has entertained generations of Nova Scotians for decades, and gain insight on where it stands today and where it may be headed next.
André Myette is an Antigonish born and raised Professional Wrestler, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Writer, Actor and Trivia Host residing in Truro, Nova Scotia.
With over 15 years experience in the independent Wrestling scene he has performed from Fire Halls to Arenas in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I, Newfoundland, Labrador and Winnipeg. Working with almost every wrestling promotion in the maritimes he has a unique perspective on the industry pertaining to the Atlantic provinces.
Monday, February 17th, at 11.00am: The No.2 Construction Battalion with Douglas Ruck (The Black Battalion) with Douglas Ruck
This event is co-hosted by the Colchester-East Hants Public Library as part of Heritage Month 2020.
The story of the No.2 Construction Battalion (also known as the Black Battalion) recounts a piece of Canadian history which, for many years, went untold. The men of the Black Battalion were forced to fight two battles during the First World War. The first took place on Canadian soil where they fought for the right to fight for their country. A right they were denied based entirely upon the colour of their skin. They were told “This is a White man’s war”.
The talk will describe the events that unfolded during this period, examine the deemed justification for the exclusion of a segment of the Canadian population and speak of the legacy of the Black Battalion.
Douglas Ruck is a lawyer with extensive experience in the fields of labour and employment law, human rights, civil litigation and administrative law. He was the first full-time Chairperson of the Unified Nova Scotia Labour Board, and formerly served as the Vice-Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board, Nova Scotia Labour Standards Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, and Board of Inquiry for the Human Rights Commission. Douglas is also the former Chairman of the Labour Standards Tribunal, Civil Service Employee Relations Board, and Public Sector Compensation Board, and was the managing partner for the private law practice of Ruck & Mitchell.
Douglas has lectured and presented workshops and seminars at the provincial, national, and international level on a variety of topics in labour and employment law, human rights and more. As well, as Nova Scotia’s former Ombudsman, Douglas was instrumental in the creation of Nova Scotia’s Children’s Ombudsman and was the founding Director of the Canadian Ombudsman Association. He is currently Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of King’s College.
Thursday, March 26th: A Shift in Perspective: Tattoo Culture with Alicia Simms
Alicia Simms has been a professional tattooer for 12 years. She learned her trade in her hometown of St. John’s, Nfld before relocating to Truro, NS in 2014 to open her own studio. Alicia enjoys all forms of tattooing but has been mainly focused on black and grey realism these last few years. She also runs another local business called Truro Buzz, to which she claims her tattoo culture has been an asset! You can see Alicia’s work at www.rollingsea.ca or www.trurobuzz.com. Follow her on social media at @aliciaetattoo or Truro Buzz
Marigold Guild of Needle Arts: Stitch In
Stitch In’s are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Colchester Historeum from 10.00am-2.00pm.
Wednesday, January 8th
Wednesday, February 5th
Wednesday, March 4th
Wednesday, April 1st
The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting and teaching the art of embroidery in Truro, Nova Scotia. For more information on the Guild, please visit their website: http://marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca/
An afternoon to share skills, patterns, conversation, and knitting fun. New knitters are always welcome.
Wednesday, January 15th
Friday, February 14th
Friday, March 13th
Wednesday, April 15th
Every Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm-3.00pm. New and experienced players welcome!