Darby Lecture Series

The Darby Lecture series began in 2012/2013.  The idea resulted from receiving the bequest to the Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society (PCGHS), in memory of Mr. Darby's parents, Joseph and Marion Darby of Abercrombie, N.S  The Society was directed to use the funds for the preservation of Scottish heritage in Pictou County.  

John Darby was an architect who practices much of his life in Bedford, N.S where he died in 2008. Our Society is very indebted to the late Mr. Darby for his kind generosity.

Renowned Genealogist, Terry Punch, was very helpful in providing background information about Mr. Darby to our Museum:

Darby Introduction

 

The first phase of the series features pre-eminent Nova Scotians. We are sure you will both enjoy and learn from their presentations.


    


                            
    

Operation Overlord (D-Day)

Presented by: Gen. Willem Hekman (Ret.)


 

The Mackays of Haliburton

Presented by: Sandy Mackay

April 7, 2019

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Presented by:  Gen. Willem Hekman (Ret.)

November 25, 2018


 

The Waldren Studios Photograph Collection

Presented by Michael Moosberger

November 18, 2018


 

The Life and Times of John Ross and the Hector

Presented by:  Malcolm Bangor-Jones

October 10, 2018

Mi'kmaq Culture in Nova Scotia

Presented by:  Trevor Sanipass

October 19, 2018


 

Edward Cornwallis: Hero or Horror?

Presented by Jon Tattrie

March 18, 2018

I Thought I heard a Drum Last Night

Presented by:  Raymond Gregory

August 26, 2018

 


 

NIGERIAN CULTURE



 

 

 


 

ARCHIVES & ANNIVERSARIES DAL 200




 

Dalhousie University & Its Role in the 200th Anniversary Celebrations

Presented by: Michael Moosberger

January 28 2018

 


 

IMPROVING INDIGENOUS LIVES WITH THE UNITED NATIONS



Presented by: Chief Andrea Paul

October 22 2017

 

 


 

IT STARTED WITH THE BETSEY



My Pictou County Ancestry

Presenter: Vice Admiral, Bruce MacLean

June 11 2017

 


 

ANNA SWAN



Pictou County Connections with Anna Swan

Presenter: Dale Swan

May 28 2017

 


 

No.2 CONSTRUCTION BATTALION



The Story Through Family & Community Eyes

Presented By: Sylvia Parris & Brian Parris

November 13 2016

 


 

PICTOU SPIRITS



Ghostly Stories of Pictou's Past

Presented by: St. Clair Prest

October 30 2016


 

PA PETTICOAT PROTESTS



The Pictou Academy Centenary - The PA Petticoat Protest and Public Commemoration:  1816 - Present

Presented by:  Dr. Paul Bennett

July 10, 2016

Watch Lecture: Web Format


 

"Brigh an Orain" - A MEANING IN EVERY SONG



Presented by:  Fiona MacKenzie

May 8, 2016

Watch Lecture: Web Format


 

THE MANY ADVENTURES OF PEACHIE CARROLL



Presented by: Nancy Muzzatti, Author and Storyteller

April 24, 2016

Watch Lecture:  Web Format


 

DIG TO DISCOVER



Presented by Darryl Kelman, Kelman Heritage Consulting

November 22, 2015

Watch Lecture:  Web Format or Display Format


 

Thomas McCulloch's 19th Century Bird Collection



Presented by: Eric Mills, Vice President - Nova Scotia Bird Society

October 25, 2015

Watch Lecture:  Web Format