2019 Fall Lecture Series
Doors open at 6.30pm, lecture begins at 7.00pm
$5.00 per person, members free.
September 26th: Exploring Hidden Areas of Nova Scotia with Ashley Sutherland & Jonathan Guy
Ashley Sutherland and Jonathan Guy spend much of their spare time exploring lesser-known historical and natural sites of significance in Nova Scotia. Much of this knowledge has been passed down to them by mentors and locals and is not recorded in history books. Their lecture will touch on some of the untold stories and “hidden gems” that can be found in the province.
Both Ashley and Jonathan were born and raised in Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Their interests include local history, collecting rocks and minerals, exploring historical sites, waterfalls, and caves.
October 14th: Are All Mushrooms Magic? Mycology and Foraging in Nova Scotia
In this illustrated lecture Bruce Gray will talk about some of the magical elements of wild mushrooms and illustrate how amateur mushroom hunters can safely collect and enjoy wild mushrooms.
Dr. Bruce Gray has a PhD from McGill University. He taught Plant Pathology and Mycology at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 25 years. He is currently the President of the Colchester Historical Society.
November 21st: Sea Monsters in the Age of Dinosaurs
Danielle J. Serratos’ lecture will focus on Mesozoic marine reptiles and their modern counterparts in media and folklore. Depictions of mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and ichthyosaurs are strewn throughout the history of cinema from “Behemoth the Sea Monster” in 1959 to the show-stealing mosasaur in Jurassic World (2015). We’ll discuss these ancient sea monsters in comparison to their silver screen appearances, explore the perpetuation of folklore associated around tales like the Loch Ness monster, and discover the realities of how these ancient animals lived millions of years ago.
Danielle J. Serratos is the Director/Curator of the Fundy Geological Museum and has been an educator in Earth Sciences for more than a decade. She previously was the Assistant Director of the Museum of Geology in Rapid City, South Dakota and worked as a preparator at the University of Alaska Museum of the North where she named a new species of plesiosaur from Montana. Serratos loves reading sci fi and fantasy novels, scuba diving, and helping her spouse raise their two daughters to be amazing human beings.
Are you interested in sponsoring one of our lectures? Get in touch with us to find out more about this opportunity.
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, September 4th
Wednesday October 2nd
Wednesday, November 6th
Wednesday, December 4th
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.
Friday, September 13th
Tuesday, October 15th
Friday, November 15th
Friday, December 13th
Every Thursday afternoon from 1.00pm-3.00pm. New and experienced players welcome!