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: