Autumn 2020 Lecture Series LIVE on Facebook

We’re excited to be able to announce the start of our annual Autumn Lecture Series! This year, we’ll be taking things online using Facebook LIVE to broadcast.

Join us Thursday, October 8th at 7pm to hear Alicia Simms discuss changes in tattoo culture. More speakers to be announced soon!

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

Please visit our event on Facebook and click “Going” in order to get a notification for when we go LIVE!

Haunted Tours Truro – Colchester Historeum Museum & Archives

Did you hear? We’ve partnered with Out of Bounds Tours, Haunted NS, and Truro Brewing Co. to offer you a fun, spooky adventure this month!
On Friday nights in October, spend 2 hours exploring the Colchester Historeum, guided with paranormal experts from Haunted NS. You’ll get to use real paranormal equipment! Included is a drink voucher for an “adult” beverage at Truro Brew Co. after the tour!
Dates: October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
Time: 7pm – 9pm (Meet at 6:45pm)
*COVID 19 precautions in place*
$35+ Tax / Person
Email for booking and more info!
*Special Family Friendly Haunted Tour, Thursday, October 29th from 6.00pm-8.00pm

Annual General Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, November 4th at 7.00pm for the Annual General Meeting for the Colchester Historical Society. Registration is required.
To register for our upcoming AGM, please either email Board Secretary, Leslie Burrows at or call at 902-890-4682 in order to receive the Meeting ID and Password.
One of the requirements for the Museum Evaluation and Accreditation program is for museums to have a unique mission statement—something that is not interchangeable with other museums. Our current mission statement reads as follows:
Since 1976, the Colchester Historical Society’s mission has been to collect, preserve, and exhibit, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations, artifacts and documents relating to the social, cultural, and natural history of Colchester County, Nova Scotia.
The staff recently met for a brainstorming session in an attempt to construct a new mission statement and came up with the following:
The Colchester Historical Society operates the Colchester Historeum, a museum and archives located in Truro, Nova Scotia. Using contemporary methods of interpretation, collections management, and education, we continue to preserve and present Colchester County’s past. We strive to offer an authentic and inclusive perspective of local history and culture. Through community and visitor engagement, we encourage conversation, understanding, and meaningful connections between all individuals.
This new mission statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 25 September 2020. As this statement is a part of our by-laws, there will be a motion and vote for the Members of the Society at our Annual General Meeting on November 4th, 2020 regarding the adoption of this new mission statement.
Please feel free to read our Annual Report for 2019-2020 which has been available on our website since Spring 2020.