GREEN HILL, N.S
After almost six years of researching a local community’s history, a group of volunteers are ready to unveil the final product.
On Saturday at 2 p.m., a historical kiosk detailing events from the past from the community of Green Hill, Alma and Sylvester will celebrated.
The kiosk is located near the Alma Fire Department and reception will be held afterwards in its community room.
“It is one panel,” said volunteer committee member Shirley MacLeod. “Most of the kiosks throughout the county are three panels but we did a timeline on one panel. It is the history of the area.”
She said patience and perseverance are two things that are needed when a group of volunteers researches a community’s history.
MacLeod said the project had plenty of public input with people coming forward with artifacts and stories about the area.
“The area had a grist mill and an axe factory down by the river,” she said. “We learned a lot about our community. It is amazing what people have tucked away and what was brought to us at an open house.”
In addition to the kiosk, the group also started a Facebook page called Green Hill, Alma and Sylvester that allows people to share their own memories about the area.