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    Colchester Historical Society MuseumColchester Historical Society Museum Truro, Canada
    The Colchester County Museum and Archives in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada showcases the natural and social history of the county, with temporary exhibits that feature stained glass windows of Colchester county, with hands-on activities for the children and adult programming. Currently, the permanent collection is enjoying a much needed redevelopment and has been relocated, but the archives showcase original land grants that were given out in 1774, school records, genealogical records, a marvelous photographic collection and census records; with a wonderful bookstore and museum shop on the premises. The collections total about 4500 objects in their collections that provide a great insight into the city's history. The permanent exhibits depict early Colchester county shipbuilding, education, agriculture, cemetery records, forestry, railroading, books and pamphlets about the area's early history and numerous articles. Their archives house the census records for the county, Cumberland county, Pictou county and Hants county, as well as community histories, vital statistics, out of print genealogies, negatives and photographs, slide collection, municipal records and newspapers. It also houses textual records, architectural records, cartographic materials, manuscripts, prints and drawings, films and videos and microfilms. Their decorative arts collection contains works from 1820 to 1960, and include; textiles or tapestries, ceramics, musical instruments, porcelain or pottery, metalwork, furniture and furnishings, costumes, silverwork and goldwork and glass. The fine arts collection showcases sketchbooks or albums, paintings and photographs; as well as a human history collection and natural sciences collection.

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    Glooscap Heritage CenterGlooscap Heritage Center Truro, NS, Canada
    The Glooscap Heritage Center is situated on the outskirts of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is dedicated to celebrating the Mi'kmaq heritage with a modern gift shop with aboriginal focus and visitor information center, where you will come face to knees of the 40 foot statue of Glooscap, that is an Abenaki word for "man from nothing", who became the first creature that would be created out of a bolt of lightning in the sand and is still a figure that appears throughout their history and is in many of their legends. This fabulous center provides visitors with hundreds of years of culture and history, with a number of stone tools and early weavings that would become fundamental to the survival of the Mi'kmaq people for generations and where living off the land's resources meant your ultimate survival. The ancestors of these people knew the land more intimately than any white folks could do in a lifetime, since theirs has been passed on from generation to generation, as well as knowing about the animals that lived here, the seasons, the mineral resources and the plants. The outstanding porcupine quillworks and beadwork that the women learned in the 18th century was quite popular with the Europeans, as well as miniature baskets, beaded pincushions and quill placemats. As the years passed and the generations began incorporating other materials into their creations, one such result was the ash splint baskets that have become a signature piece for the Mi'kmaqs that would use black ash for the most favorite material for baskets, and could be used for work, whimsies and ornate basketry that could be used for trading, selling or functionality. Just as we used plastic today, the Mi'kmaqs used white birch bark for just about everything they needed, like canoes, rain gear, containers, wigwams, fishing torches and even moose-calls. Their craftsmen would use the bark from other trees as well that included; rock maple, white and black ash, red spruce and black spruce, fir, hemlock and pine. There are also many areas in Nova Scotia that contain petroglyphs created by the Mi'kmaqs many years ago and one such boulder has been brought here and showcased.

May 4, 2011