Museum events focusing on Truros wealth of heritage

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - Recognizing Truro's wealth of heritage is the focus of two upcoming events at the Colchester Historical Museum.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., a new exhibit will be available to the public focusing on Truro's rich architectural heritage. Called Architectural Snapshots of Truro, photographs of local buildings will be used to shine a new light on the history preserved in the town through buildings.

When Emily Boomsma moved to Truro in 2001 she was impressed with the area's heritage buildings and compiled a series of black and white photographs highlighting her favourites. That project evolved into the production of a weekly planner, called About Town, showing doorways, dormers, roof lines and masonry from new perspectives.

The photos on display will be accompanied by architectural details salvaged from heritage buildings by the Onslow Historic Lumber Company. Owners Joe and Melanie Ballard will select items from their store to accompany Boomsma's images. Architectural pieces on loan from the store will represent brick, stone and wood.

In addition, retired educator Jan Zann will present a slide show entitled In Praise of Truro's Architecture.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m., Peter Delefes, Nova Scotia governor for Heritage Canada, will offer a slide presentation on neo-classical architecture in Nova Scotia, many of which are displayed in Truro's buildings.

Organizations: Colchester Historical Museum, Onslow Historic Lumber Company, Boomsma's Heritage Canada

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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