Committees of the HTNS
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The Awards Committee reviews nomination submissions for our Built Heritage Award. Awards for restorations completed within the past five years are presented annually at a special Awards event in February during Heritage Week.
This committee works towards finding solutions for buildings deteriorating through neglect and buildings slated for demolition – buildings under threat. The Committee has a budget for financial assistance. Through our resources, the history of the building can be used as a means for justifying its retention and restoration. The committee can provide assistance as to best practices in maintaining a building or its important elements.
The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia has published several books which can be ordered through our website. This committee is also responsible, from time to time, for production of pamphlets, brochures and printed material relating to issues of interest to Heritage Trust and for materials in support of events sponsored by the Trust.
Our Communications Committee is responsible for creating and maintaining an effective public image for the Society, and oversees the publication of materials to promote the activities and aims of the Society.
Our ecclesiastical architecture is particularly under threat and this committee is dedicated to cataloguing our religious buildings, promoting policies to protect them, and publicizing their architectural importance to Canada.
The Places of Worship Committee shall act in accordance with the bylaws of the HTNS to meet the mission statement, vision and core beliefs of the HTNS by promoting public interest in and the conservation of the Places of Worship that are of historical and cultural significance to Nova Scotia including ancillary places such as glebe houses, manses, cemeteries, convents, church halls, etc. It will accomplish these goals by means of the following activities:
- offering lectures and workshops
- co-sponsoring symposia and other educational opportunities
- offering architectural tours
- cataloguing Places of Worship and promoting policies to protect them including those that are no longer needed for worship.