Don’t let history fade

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Culture, the driving force of Nova Scotia, at least until this I thought it was.

 I’ve always been proud that Nova Scotia and especially our area has held our integrity when it comes to preserving the physical memories of our past. When you look to this part of the area you see the past come to life, some examples are: the Sherbrooke Village, The Whitman Museum and Grassy Island Historical Site both in Canso. These are some examples of living history presented at our feet to walk through and relive the past but now two enormous cultural icons are being threatened and I think ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

The Commercial Cable Building in Hazel Hill has had its fate decided this year and is scheduled to be demolished, I for one am dead against this decision. This building was once the life line of communications between Europe and North America, it has so much history brought in through cable and if it could come alive and talk its stories would stand the test of time. You can’t make up for this type of history with some moment or building taking place of the brick building still intact. I think it’s a spit in the face that our government can spend money on everything but restoring this building to life. It’s truly sad when the possibility of restoring this historic icon is still possible and yet maybe 15-20 years down the road having a government wishing they kept this piece of history alive, I’m urging everyone around this area SPEAK UP and save the building that has provided a voice for our grandparents to European and eastern countries. We cannot let history fade away!!!


Coady Avery

Little Dover, NS

Organizations: The Whitman Museum

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Sherbrooke Village, Canso Hazel Hill Europe North America

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  • City Boy
    August 13, 2014 - 22:24

    Even though your point is valid, there are more important things both levels government need to pay attention to other than a community museum. Such issues include healthcare, our veterans, and the economy to name a few. History is not be neglected be there, just other things are taking priority.