The Colchester Historical Society created the Heritage Celebration program to celebrate individuals or groups who have made or are making a substantial contribution to heritage within Colchester County. Awards are given for any work of heritage including, but not limited to written work, built heritage, the visual arts with a heritage-related theme, or a musical composition or presentation. Heritage Awards are presented annually during our Heritage Night event to individuals and groups in recognition of their contributions to preserving county heritage.
Our recipients of this years 2023 Heritage awards.
Award recipients celebrated at Colchester Historical Society Heritage Night
The worthy efforts of seven heritage enthusiasts were celebrated Thursday, May 18 during the Colchester Historical Society’s annual Heritage Night at the Colchester Historeum Museum and Archives.
Recipients this year include 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 details the social history of rural life in Nova Scotia in the 1950s and 60s; Leslie Burrows, who penned Giving Back Their Voices, a compilation focused on the Green Oak Graveyard spanning 1850-1944; and Millbrook Culture and Heritage Centre, represented by Heather Stevens, whose staff recently repatriated Mi’kmaw regalia after more than 100 years in Australia.
Also being recognized was 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 Johnstone for his restoration of the property at 81 Brunswick St. in Truro.