Stellarton Establishes Historian Laureate Position
- Published: July 07 2021 11:22
STELLARTON, NOVA SCOTIA - The Town of Stellarton is now accepting applicants for the role of Historian Laureate!
The Town established a Heritage Committee back in 2020 with the goal of highlighting, preserving, and celebrating the rich history that we have here in Stellarton. With the help of consultants, a Heritage Plan was developed that provided us with strategic recommendations to best showcase our history.
As per Recommendation 4.3 of this plan (available here: Stellarton Heritage Plan), we are now looking to fill the role of Historian Laureate. This position seeks to engage the citizens of Stellarton to promote awareness and participation in heritage through various activities. The term Laureate was selected to honour the individual’s abilities to relate stories and traditions in engaging ways, rather than to focus on a scholarly career.
"The Town of Stellarton has much heritage to share, I personally did not realize the full extent of it until I became Mayor,” said Mayor MacGillivray. “The Museum of Industry was placed in our small town for good reason. The location where the Museum sits was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in British North America during the 1820's, when our community was known as Albion Mines. Stellarton has a deep sports heritage as well. We have many reasons to celebrate and disseminate our heritage to locals and tourists, and that is what our History Laureate will do!"
Individuals interested in applying can find more information on the role and how to apply here: Historian Laureate Nomination Form. The deadline to submit a complete package of materials is September 30, 2021.
This two-year term is among the few civic programs in Canada and is a first for the Town of Stellarton. “We are excited to fill this role and further the initiatives outlined in the Heritage Plan. If you or someone you know is passionate about celebrating the history of Stellarton, we encourage all to apply,” concluded Mayor MacGillivray.