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Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:30 PM ADT

× On April 26th at 7:30, Margaret Knickle Ph.D will give a talk at the Chester Playhouse that will shake up traditional settler views about Mahone Bay by sharing her experiences as a settler who has researched and documented the history of Lunenburg County from a Mi’kmaw perspective.

The talk will include songs and prayers shared by All Nations Drum that Knickle has been asked to join. All Nations Drum is a women’s big drum group based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. The group includes grandmothers, mothers, expectant mothers, foster mothers, and future mothers; teenage girls and the community Elders are full-time members. The drummers come from many nations across Turtle Island and bring their traditions, cultures and songs together. This diversity gives the group its distinct sound. They drum and sing at community events, schools, and gatherings of all kinds and are particularly interested in encouraging young children to participate in their events.

Margaret J.A. Knickle PH. D teaches part-time in the Faculty of Education Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax; is on the Fort Point Museum Board of Directors; and continues to research the history of Lunenburg County from a Mi’kmaw perspective.

This event is part of the Chester Art Centre’s Donald Curley Lecture Series, which over the past decade has focused on broadening the discussion about creativity and how it connects to the world we live in. Proceeds from the event fund the Chester Art Centre’s Artist in Residence Program.

Presented by the Chester Art Centre Please address all content questions to them.

Adult - $20 plus taxes & fees.
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Chester Playhouse
22 Pleasant Street
Chester NS B0J 1J0


This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.

Doors open approximately 45 minutes prior to start of performance.