Ms. Baker arranged to have the Canada 150 Chair visit Tancook School this week. Here is some background information from the http://www.canada150chair.ca/ website. Stay tuned for the chair’s official Tancook photograph which will be added to the collection.
“Made by the hands of our ancestors this chair has supported Nova Scotians for 150 years and now it is time for this little chair to travel throughout the length and breadth of our beloved Province to take a front row seat in the places that we collectively cherish/chairish.
The Kings County Museum is asking local photographers to record the places that inspire them and include you in the picture because this chair is your chair, this chair is my chair, from 1867 until 2017 this chair represents both you and me.
A chair with history
This chair is believed to have been made by a local craftsman around the time of Confederation. In 2016 it was rescued from the spring clean-up in Gaspereau, Nova Scotia. Kings County Museum Volunteer Bill Naylor passed it along to craftsman Bill Zinck who restored it. With the approach of Canada 150 Celebrations in 2017 Kings County Museum Curator Bria Stokesbury asked local artist Victoria Marston to transform this little chair into a contemporary symbol to commemorate this historic year in the life of our country. Local photographers than began to create a visual celebration of the chair in locations of importance to them, and hopefully to all Nova Scotians. Those images are being uploaded to this website to be enjoyed by all.”