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KINGS COUNTY HOSTS PROVINCIAL HERITAGE CONFERENCE

 KINGS COUNTY HOSTS PROVINCIAL HERITAGE CONFERENCE
SEPTEMBER 21 – 23, 2016

Kings County, NS – Adaptation and Opportunities is the theme for this year’s annual Nova Scotia Heritage Conference, entitled Harvesting Local Heritage. This three-day conference, focusing on built and cultural heritage, takes place in different regions across Nova Scotia each year. The conference will be held this year at the Municipal Complex in Kentville and the Old Orchard Inn on September 21 – 23.

The conference is open to a wide range of participants including municipal councilors, planners, heritage organizations, developers, and historical societies and interest groups. The three days will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and field trips, as well as opportunities for information exchange and networking.

Highlighted at the conference will be Historic Grand Pré, the North Mountain United Tapestry Society, the Glooscap Ventures development, and the Rails to Trails project, among other local heritage sites and organizations. Keynote speaker Dr. Tom Urbaniak (Chair of Canada’s National Trust) will present on the opportunities available for sustaining heritage, and Andrew Murphy (Property Developer) will discuss how adaptive re-use can re-energize and benefit communities.

Conference Organizer, Madelyn LeMay remarks, “We are looking forward to speakers who will energize us and to the opportunity to showcase some of the many Kings County heritage success stories.”

Attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Registration is $130 for the full three days, or attendees can pay per day. Visit www.nsheritage.ca to register.

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For more information contact:
Madelyn LeMay
Planner, Municipality of the County of Kings
902-690-6173
mlemay@countyofkings.ca

The 2016 Nova Scotia Heritage Conference Committee is comprised of Kings County residents with an interest in heritage and Legacy Committee members who worked on previous NS Heritage Conferences. Members have diverse backgrounds and a variety of skills and interests including museum studies, farming, arts administration, planning, development, governance, and heritage advocacy.

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