Old School House Museum
Now Open Daily from 11am to 5pm
One of Canada’s best kept secrets, the largest free Black settlement in the 1780′s. Where people voted with their feet for freedom. This unique historical site is nestled in beautiful Birchtown Bay on the western shores of Shelburne Harbour, the third largest natural harbour in the world.
Come and enjoy a guided tour, search for your ancestral roots and learn about these courageous Nova Scotians.
Admission is $3/person.
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, June 23rd at the Birchtown Community Centre 3:30pm
The Annual General Meeting is being held on Sunday, June 23rd at the Birchtown Community Centre beginning at 3:30pm. If you are interested in running for office, please contact the administrative office for a nomination form and submit it no later than June 21. Special guests at this year’s AGM include Dr. Leslie Oliver who will be presenting a collection of his mother’s library books. Writer George Borden will be presenting his personal collection of black newspapers, bearing his articles, columns and photos, during which time he journaled for the Ebony / Black Express (NS) and Contract Toronto. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Birchtown Multicultural Summer Day Camps
July 8 to 12 and August 12 to 16 at the Birchtown Community Centre
The Birchtown Multicultural Day Camps are open to children ages 5-12. The camps strive to provide children the opportunity to learn and experience different cultures through food, crafts, sport, music, etc. The camps also focus on physical fitness and leading a healthy life style. The camps are being held July 8-12 and August 12-16 from 9am to 4pm daily. Registration fees are $50/child. Bursaries are available.
New this year at the July day camp we welcome Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo. This zoo is the largest and most diverse animal educaiton outreach program in Canada. Kids will get to learn about and see various reptile species.
We also welcome Shauntay Grant who will be visiting our August day camp. Shauntay regularly conducts writing, performance and choral music workshops for schools and community groups. Shauntay will be facilitating a Letter/Poetry Writing Workshop providing an opportunity for the youth to explore their creative abilities.
At our Augsut day camp we also welcome Leah Giffiths, curator of the Shelburne County Museum. Leah will be doing a simulated archaeological dig with the youth.
We also plan to have activities in Zumba and Tai Kwon Do. There will also be demonstrations on Native culture and history.
Nutritious snacks are provided daily. Children are asked to bring a brown bag lunch Monday through Thursday. On Friday there will be a BBQ for the children. Children should also bring sunscreen and bug repellent and dress for the weather.
To register or for information, please contact the BLHS office at 875-1310.