Interpretive centre receives council support

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By Carla Allen THE COAST GUARD The Black Loyalist Heritage Society’s goal of an Interpretive Centre at their Birchtown site is receiving support from the Municipality of Barrington (MoB).

That support may simply be in the form of a letter, but it’s a start for the charitable society, which has been working tirelessly to protect the story of the Black Loyalists for the past 18 years.

The society opened the Old School House Museum where some of the 3000 artifacts uncovered by a series of archaeological digs are exhibited. An administration building was constructed in 2000, which subsequently fell victim to an arsonist’s fire in March 2006.

In a letter to MoB, the society’s project manager, Stephen Workman, says visitation to the museum and inquiries from around the world continue to increase. ‘We anticipate our Interpretive Centre project will also bring approximately one million dollars into the county each year,” wrote Workman.

The amount takes into account the operating grant from the Nova Scotia Museum as well as the increased visitor spending.

Organizations: Old School House Museum, Nova Scotia Museum

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