By Timothy Reed. A History of the Avon Valley. Narrative accounts through the eyes of local historians, from first contact to World War One.
Fort Edward Street Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment, 23 February 2022, By Jonathan Fowler This post shares the Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment report for the proposed rezoning of two properties on Fort Edward Street. You can download the full report pdf below. Learn more about the proposal, and our Society’s response, for Rezoning Fort Edward here.
I have always had a love of medicine, I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a family with medical ties. Therefore when I first came to the West Hants Historical Society I was immediately intrigued by the display of historical medicine. The medical world has advanced in so many ways
Walter Lunn – A Fallen Soldier of the Great War – by Kevin Lunn Walter Lunn was born in Newport Station, Hants County in 1894. At the start of the War, he volunteered for service with the 13th Battalion, the Royal Highlanders. After a short training period, he was sent to the front lines in France. He
Article: Jewish Legion remembered at Fort Edward 100 years later, Windsor preparing for centennial pavilion
Article on Saltwire by Colin Chisholm, Sept 26 2018. Click here for original article. WINDSOR, N.S. It’s 1918, and Jewish recruits from across Canada and the United States are being assembled at Fort Edward in Windsor, preparing to ship out to take on the Ottoman Empire for the British. Unofficially called the Jewish Legion, they
Here in Windsor most people only know us for our giant pumpkins and for discovering the great sport of hockey, but not nearly as many realize that we also held the first county fair in Canada. Now known as the Hants County exhibition it’s an event in town that we all look forward to, and
Here at the museum we are always happy to receive new items to be added to our displays. The days when people bring in their old family heirlooms or artefacts found hidden away in an attic have to be some of my favourites. I love getting to learn about the things that were once so
One of my favorite exhibits here in the museum has to be the display that focuses on George Stanley, the last person to be executed here in Windsor. It’s a bit of a morbid story, of course, but it has just enough mystery and grisly details to qualify as one of the many strange and
Mill Island by Eva Mumford, Windsor, NS Prior to European settlement the area that is now called Windsor was a group of islands surrounded by marshland that was covered with salt water on the high tide. Through a system of dykes (levies), ditches, and one-way valves called arbiteaux, these marshes were eventually dyked by the
On the 3-4 November 1759, the Maritimes was struck by one of many storms that marked its history. It is comparable to the storm of 1711 and the gale of 1775 gale that killed around 2000 people. Those storms were so severe that they were epoch-marking, so much so that events are dated as “before”