Experience 18th-century life

Truro area residents and visitors will have an opportunity to step back in time and experience 18th-century life during a two-day lifestyle encampment being held in Lower Truro July 9 and 10.

Members of the 84th Regiment of Foot living history re-enactors will set up camp on the grounds of the former Palliser Restaurant, along the shores of the Salmon River. The property is a popular location where people watch the tidal bore.

The public is welcome to visit the encampment and interact with the re-enactors as they go about their daily chores and activities. The group is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, preservation and authentic re-creation of life as it existed in Nova Scotia in the mid- to late-1700s.

The encampment is open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A special public event to greet the tide will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday. There is no admission charge.

The event, hosted by the Cobequid Planters 250 Society, is part of year-long celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the arrival of English-speaking settlers known as Planters from New England and Ireland beginning in 1761. Sponsors are the Town of Truro and the Municipality of the County of Colchester.

Other weekend events include an Archibald Family reunion and a Morrison Family reunion. The Elastic Millennium Choir will also be in concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Erskine United Church in Glenholme. Members and friends of the Cobequid Planters 250 Society will attend in character and period dress to portray some of the original Planter settlers during a special presentation.

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