Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Friday, January 8, 2010

Come Celebrate Black Heritage Month

The Cumberland County Museum & Archives in conjunction with The Black Loyalist Heritage Society of Shelburne, NS are proud to present the Black Loyalist Heritage Society Travelling Exhibit.

This unique exhibit will take you on a journey back in time. Starting with 1783-1785 when more than 3,000 Black Persons came to Nova Scotia as a direct result of the American Revolution. They came from slavery and wanted to take control of their lives, making choices within the limits they faced."

This travelling Exhibit not only preserves the Story of the Black Loyalist but will give visitors a better understanding of who these people were and what obstacles they had to overcome in the name of "Freedom."

"This exhibit is such an important part of our Heritage" states Shirley Nickerson, Manager/Curator of the Cumberland County Museum & Archives. We are very grateful to the Black Loyalist Society for allowing us to bring this exhibit to Cumberland County. It is an exhibit that we feel the students and residents alike will appreciate and learn from."

Through the panels of this exhibit you will discover the world of Slavery, The American Revolution, Black Loyalist Communities, Heroes and Heroines, the importance of the Certificate of Freedom and so much more.This unique exhibit will be on display at the Cumberland County Museum & Archives for a limited time.

Exhibit will open on Tuesday, January 26 until Saturady, February 27. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.

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