“Bridging the Centuries The History of Chesterville: 1988 – 2020” launches December 5th at the Legion; copies go on sale at $50 apiece

Bruce and Kim Henbest, editors, with Gail Parker, chair of the CDHS book committee holding a proof copy of Bridging the Centuries.

CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville and District Historical Society is launching its new book Bridging the Centuries The History of Chesterville: 1988 – 2020 at the Chesterville Legion on December 5th. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with ceremonies beginning at 1:30.

Books will be available for purchase, cash sales only, at $50 each, says the Society. Meeting protocol will apply.

Touted as a wonderful Christmas gift, the book will also be available for purchase at Chesterville’s Bank of Nova Scotia during banking hours from December 6th until December 31st, as well as at The Heritage Centre, 14 Victoria St. on Saturdays December 11th and 18th and Sundays December 12th and 19th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The beautiful volume features 200 contributions from local authors and residents, updating Chesterville’s history over the last 30 years, as well as covering some earlier stories not included in Chesterville’s former history book The Time that Was, which was first printed in 1977.

Many colour pictures, including aerial photographs and maps illustrating significant locations, grace the pages of this new publication — an ambitious volunteer undertaking that has taken many months of painstaking effort to complete.

Buy soon, says the Society, as the book is a limited edition. For more information contact: chestervillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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