Financial support provided for acquisition of new equipment at Colchester Historeum

Harry Sullivan
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TRURO – Federal funding of $50,000 has been provided to the Colchester Historical Society to aid in its site improvement plans.

Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong was in Truro on Monday to deliver a funding announcement to the Colchester Historical Society. 

The announcement was made Monday afternoon at the Colchester Historeum in Truro by Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

"The Colchester Historical Society is an important heritage institution in the region and it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year,” Armstrong said, in a press release. “Our Government's generous contribution will help improve the programming and exhibitions the Society offers to the public."

The federal contribution was actually in the amount of $49,999 but was rounded off to an even $50,000 when Armstrong contributed a loonie from his own pocket to the society.

The funding is to assist the society in its plans to acquire specialized equipment to present the exhibition Life in the Heart of Nova Scotia. That 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.

The contribution also takes the society to within about half of its goal to raise $800,000 for the project.

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @tdnharry

Organizations: Canadian Heritage, Colchester Historical Society

Geographic location: Truro

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