Column: Students Show-off History at Heritage Fair

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)New Scotland Flag

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Students Show-off History at Heritage Fair

Snippet: Earlier this month, I attended the Heritage Fair at Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus. It was my first time, and though I knew the displays would contain samplings of Canada’s history, I was unaware I’d witness presentations of this calibre.

As I viewed the displays, I marvelled at the hard work of the grade six to nine students.  They had obviously put their best efforts into creating the presentation boards and gathering material related to their subjects.

Although a few of the subjects were known to me—Titanic, Maud Lewis, Juno Beach—the students breathed new life into them by adding information I hadn’t before heard or by creating displays that added a new dimension. One young lady used eye-catching charred paper to display her work for the Halifax Explosion. Another had a replica and passenger list for the Ship Hector.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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