Colchester Historical Society Improving Its Infrastructure

Financial support provided for the acquisition of new equipment

TRURO, NS, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley), today announced $49,999 in funding for the Colchester Historical Society. He made this announcement on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to help the Colchester Historical Society significantly improve the conditions of its heritage presentations and interpretation.

This project will allow the Colchester Historical Society to acquire specialized equipment to present the exhibition Life in the Heart of Nova Scotia. It includes the purchase and installation of new artifact display cases, with support bases that double as seating benches; the installation of large, motorized window scrims containing images from the Society's archives alongside promotional information; and ultraviolet film treatment for the museum's windows.

Quick Facts

  • The Colchester Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations, artifacts and documents relating to the social, cultural, and natural history of Colchester County.
  • The building that houses the Colchester Historical Society became a Registered Heritage Property in 2004.
  • The Colchester Historical Society's archives preserve thousands of records, documents, publications and photos that support historical and genealogical research.

Quotes
"I am proud of our Government's commitment to provide Canadians with greater access to our history. The Colchester Historical Society is an institution where visitors and residents can learn more about the people and events that helped shape the past, present and future of Colchester County."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Colchester Historical Society is an important heritage institution in the region, and it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Our Government's generous contribution will help improve the programming and exhibitions the Society offers to the public."
—Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development and Member of Parliament (Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley)

"The funding provided by Canadian Heritage will allow the Colchester Historical Society to achieve its goal of having permanent interpretation of Colchester County's fascinating past. Through this interpretive experience the Colchester Historeum will be a source of great pride for all Colchester residents, and will emerge as an important regional tourism destination."
—Jordan LeBlanc, Curator, Colchester Historeum

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Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Colchester Historical Society

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