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Exhibit 2

Our museum reflects life in Colchester County—from Five Islands to Kemptown, from Tatamagouche to Stewiacke—and includes a variety of ever-changing displays.

Curated from our collection of over 10,000 artifacts, our gallery offers a cross-section of our county's history. We strive for inclusivity, promoting Mi'kmaq, Acadian, African Nova Scotian, as well as Planter heritage.

This page highlights some of our most recent changes.

Truro's Trail-blazing African Nova Scotian Women Teachers


On loan from the Nova Scotia Women's History Society, these paintings and accompanying text panels celebrate four trail-blazing African Nova Scotian women: Martha Eleanor Jones, Willena Beatrice (Corbin Gabriel) Jones, Donna Lee Byard Sealey, and Ann Michelle (Shelley) MacLean.

These women, hailing from the "Marsh," the "Hill," and the "Island"—three distinct Black communities in Truro—have been recognized for their pioneering roles in educational leadership.

This exhibit will be in place until fall 2024.

Planter Costumes

This display celebrates the Cobequid Planters. Following the expulsion of the Acadians in the 1750s, settlers, known as Planters, were recruited by colonists in New England and Ireland in to inhabit the newly-formed townships of Truro, Onslow, and Londonderry.

We also recognize the contribution of the late Bonnie Waddell, a Society member and volunteer who commissioned authentic Planter-era costumes for the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Cobequid Planters, which was celebrated in 2011.

In the Archives

There's lots to look at on our archive walls as well.

A mini-display featuring photos from our archival collection currently celebrates the once-thriving community of Acadia Mines, later known as Londonderry.