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.
“We were impressed with the diversity of the heritage projects our residents have undertaken in recent years and the turnout for our awards evening was unparalleled,” said Colchester Historical Society president Ken Henderson.
Citations from Cumberland-Colchester MP Dr. Stephen Ellis, represented by Frank Cassidy, were extended to each winner, while personal congratulations were offered by Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River MLA Dave Ritcey throughout the evening.