Conservator Kelly Bourassa is volunteering his time and skills to help restore objects of historical significance at the Kings County Museum in Kentville. He’s started a blog he hopes will be of assistance to those interested in conserving artifacts and other community museums.
On June 19, 1929 a small box containing items of contemporary culture was placed in the cornerstone of the original KCA school in Kentville. The event commemorated the building of the new senior high school in Kentville.
When demolition of the remaining Kings County Academy buildings began in early May, several objects of historic importance were saved from the site. One of these objects is the granite cornerstone in which is nestled the small time capsule.
On June 19, exactly 85 years after it was placed in the school’s cornerstone, museum society president Kelly Bourassa, a trained conservator, will open the historic cache of items.
The public is invited to attend the reveal, which takes place at 11 a.m. at the Kings County Courthouse Museum. There is no fee to attend but proceeds from a free-will offering will be greatly appreciated and support the care of these historic objects.