Showing posts with label Truro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Truro. Show all posts

Friday, January 16, 2015

Nova Scotia Schoolhouse Receives Heritage Designation

At November's town council meeting, a small one-room schoolhouse in Truro, Nova Scotia, received heritage designation. Originally located in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, it is now on the Nova Scotia Community College's property on Arthur Street in Truro.

The Little White Schoolhouse Museum's website has a picture of the schoolhouse, and lots of material in their archives, such as texts “used in Nova Scotia schools and other books relating to education from the mid-1800s to the early 1970s. In addition, annual Reports of the Superintendent of Education from 1851 onwards, the Journal of Education and other publications from 1893 onwards”.

They can also assist you to research student records of the Provincial Normal School, and the Provincial Normal College from 1854 to 1946.

My great-aunt Josephine Barclay, from Jordan River, Shelburne County, went to the Provincial Normal College in 1908, and then went to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont, where she taught school. She was married to the Rev. George Gellatly.

Check the Canadian Week in Review Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Database Back Online

A person posted on the NS Mailing List that the Colchester Archives’s databases are back online at

The database has been offline for quite a while now, and I agree that it is very useful when researching Colchester County families in the Truro area.

Just click on Search Historical Colchester Records Online.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Colchester Historical Museum Honours Local People

During their annua Heritage Night Celebration on Thursday, February 23rd, the museum honoured the following people or groups -
  • Truro's Carol Campbell and James Smith received an award in the written history category for their writings about the Planters.
  • Lisa Davies of Onslow will take home an award in the genealogy category for three extensive family genealogy projects.
  • Tatamagouche's Dale Swan is being honoured with the Iindividual Heitage Award for volunteering with the Anna Swan Museum, North Shore Archives, and Creamery Square.
  • The Planter 250 Committee will be given the Promotion of Heritage Award for its organization and implementation of events celebrating planters.
  • The Town of Truro Award will go to the owners of 23 Inglis Place (Temptations) for its façade upgrades. The owners are Vineberg and Fulton.
The museum itself has—in its archives—vital statistics, newspaper articles, census reports, school registers, photos, and family genealogies. The museums has exhibits on lighthouses, "Colchester Today", "Unearthing Colchester", and past exhibits include "New Beginners: Planters in Cobequid 1761-1780"; “A Favourable Opportunity: The Planters Choose Cobequid"; and "Victoria Park: A Cultural Landscape"
The museum/s website is They have a newsletter, and are on Facebook and Twitter.

Congratulations to all - well done!