Cel­e­brat­ing Northum­ber­land’s new­com­ers

Northumberland Today - - NEWS - VA­LERIE MAC­DON­ALD vmac­don­ald@post­media.com twit­ter.com/NT_v­mac­don­ald

NORTHUM­BER­LAND — A Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tion of the sto­ries of im­mi­grants to Northum­ber­land will be pre­sented to the pub­lic next month.

From Nov. 10 un­til the end of the year, there will be 150 im­ages and ar­ti­facts on dis­play at the Art Gallery of Northum­ber­land, says county spokesper­son Kate Camp­bell.

It is a joint pre­sen­ta­tion be­tween the county and the art gallery and is called: “When We Came From Away.”

This “col­lec­tion of ac­counts from lo­cal res­i­dents about their own im­mi­gra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence, or that of their par­ents or grand­par­ents” will be “ac­com­pa­nied by a photo or a me­mento brought to Canada from the im­mi­grant’s place of birth, rep­re­sent­ing the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween a for­mer way of life, and a new be­gin­ning, as each in­di­vid­ual has in­te­grated into a new com­mu­nity,” states a me­dia re­lease.

There will be a com­pan­ion pub­li­ca­tion con­tain­ing 27 sto­ries and 75 im­ages of ar­rival.

“Ev­ery per­son has a story, and ev­ery one of these sto­ries makes up the col­lec­tive his­tory of our com­mu­nity,” the re­lease also states.

An in­vi­ta­tion-only grand opening is planned at which more in­for­ma­tion will be re­vealed.

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