The Kings County Museum is located in Kentville, Nova Scotia’s old courthouse. It is currently hosting a temporary Canadian Sniper exhibit. With my interest in Canadian military history, I had to check it out.
SIGHTINGS, Exploring the Scope of the Canadian Sniper
The West Nova Scotia Regiment curated this exhibit. KCM hosts the small but informative display until mid-November, 2016. It focuses on the West Nova Scout-Sniper Platoon and their role in the Italian Campaign of World War Two. Artifacts, photographs, and personal accounts tell their story. While the display is small, I spent almost an hour pouring over the information. I enjoyed the DVD documentary. Most of all, I appreciated the vast amount of information included in a booklet set out for visitors to read. I wish I had been able to take it home! I was, however, able to purchase a West Nova History book.
Since visiting the exhibit a couple of times, I began volunteering with the Museum. Part of my work in their PR department has been to create publicity videos, including one for this exhibit.
Permanent exhibits also document our local history. They include the Courtroom and Nova Scotia glass. There is also a display about local geology. Bring the family! The New England Planters exhibit includes kid-friendly displays and activities. There are scavenger hunts for the children. KCM is open Monday to Friday or Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until December.
Are you a visitor wanting to learn about our area? Perhaps you live here and want to know about the history that shaped our home. No matter who you are, I recommend the Kings County Museum, and this display most of all. All the displays are interesting and informative.
Finally, check out my photography. I’ve taken quite a few pictures while I explored military sites and battlefields.