Wolfville library celebrates birthday

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The Wolfville Memorial Library is going to celebrate the centennial of its building on Nov. 29.

Library staff have organized a party with entertainment by the Mud Creek Boys.

Built as Wolfville’s railway station, the structure is one of Nova Scotia’s few remaining brick railway stations. It is valued for its historical association to the railway system in the Annapolis Valley and for its renovation by Wolfville citizens.The station was built to replace a previous wooden rail station that was destroyed by fire in 1911. In those days, the railway transported everything from apples to university students.

In 1990, the station was abandoned after passenger service in the Annapolis Valley was discontinued. After months of fundraising, the station was purchased by the Wolfville Library Foundation and renovated to become the town library in 1993. A year later, the foundation received the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia Built Heritage Award for the Station’s restoration.

The library birthday party is set for 2 to 4 p.m.

Organizations: Wolfville Memorial Library, Mud Creek Boys, Wolfville Library Foundation

Geographic location: Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

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