Award recipients have been finalized for Colchester Historical Society Heritage Night.

Nominations have closed and seven heritage enthusiasts will receive top recognition at the Colchester Historical Society’s annual Heritage Night on Thursday, May 18.

Recipients this year include Leslie Burrows, for her work to document the Green Oak Graveyard, with her book, Giving Back Their Voices Green Oak Graveyard 1850 – 1994, Dr. Lynn Jones, who championed efforts to preserve the history of one of Truro’s black communities through Down the Marsh Community Land Trust; author David C. Clark, whose book Hard Times outlines the role Tatamagouche played to shape Nova Scotia history; and Millbrook Culture and Heritage Centre, whose staff recently repatriated Mi’kmaw regalia after more than 100 years in Australia.

Also being recognized is the North Shore Archives Society for its ongoing work to promote heritage education; Donna Hogan, for her role in the Truro Music Festival’s 100th anniversary book, More Joyful Noise; and Town of Truro Robert Hilchey Architectural Heritage Award winner Ryan Johnson for his restoration of the property at 81 Brunswick Street, Truro NS.

The awards night begins at 7 pm at the Colchester Historeum at 29 Young St. in Truro.

“We invite the community and CHS members to join and show support for these worthy efforts to celebrate the heritage of our county,” said Ken Henderson, heritage committee chair.

Heritage Night started in 1979 as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the historical society, as well as to mark the third anniversary of the doors opening at the original Colchester Historical Museum and Archives.