Two interesting public speakers are lined up in Wolfville this month.
Robin Bates will speak Sept. 18 to the Wolfville Historical Society meeting at 2 p.m. A co-author of In the Province of History, he will speak about fiction from the first half of the 20th century and its effect on tourism.
Bates, who is a Wolfville native completing his doctorate, believes historians looking back at fiction is a worthwhile exercise, especially when racial attitudes are considered. His talk will take place at town hall chambers.
University of Guelph historian Ian Mosby will be coming Sept. 20 to Acadia University to give a keynote lecture on his research into nutritional testing in residential schools during the 1940s and 1950s.
This has been a major political issue in recent months. Mosby will speak about the concern at 7 p.m. in the Irving Centre auditorium.