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Acadian Child: the face of pre-deportation Piziquid

By Taylor Amirault for the West Hants Historical Society             In 1996, ground was torn away to construct a residential subdivision in Falmouth, Nova Scotia. When going to work that morning, the bulldozer, and backhoe drivers were not expecting what the day would bring them, which included over 200 human bones. Many individuals are familiar …

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2020 Heritage Banquet Cancelled

August 25, 2020 Cancellation of 2020 WHHS Heritage Banquet Dear Members and Patrons, The West Hants Historical Society has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual heritage banquet which, due to COVID, was postponed until September 26th. When I say, difficult, I’m speaking in terms of it being our main annual fundraiser, not in …

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Windsor’s Old Opera House

By Jessica Carver for the West Hants Historical Society Generally described as a grand old building, the Opera House was located on the corner of Gerrish Street and Grey Street. After the Great Fire of 1897 devastated the town of Windsor, efforts began to rebuild the town and its infrastructure. Many saw the fire as …

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Pedalling Through History: a look at the early sport of cycling in West Hants

By Sarah Kasprzak for the West Hants Historical Society But you’ll look sweetUpon the seatOf a bicycle built for two “Daisy Bell”, Harry Dacre, 1892 When I had the idea to pull together an exhibit on cycling in Windsor, I honestly wasn’t even aware of how strong the ties are between our community and the …

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New volunteer curator appointed, progress made toward becoming an accredited archives

The board of directors of the West Hants Historical Society is pleased to welcome Denise Parrott to our team as our Archivist and Curator. Denise has been a librarian for over 30 years.  As Archivist/Curator for the West Hants Historical Society, Denise brings years of planning and love of story to a shore that captured …

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Meet our summer staff

Taylor Amirault, Research AssistantTaylor is back for her second summer at the West Hants Historical Society as the Genealogy Research Assistant. In the fall, she will be returning to McMaster University for her fourth year as an Anthropology Major, completing her honours degree, on top of a double Minor in Mental Health, Addictions and Society, …

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WHHS accepts Rudnicki painting, They Fought to Serve, on permanent loan

On the morning of July 9th 2020 we had one of those magical moments when all the right things come together. In this case it was art, culture, heritage, and most importantly, community. On that occasion we were pleased to accept on permanent loan a wonderful painting entitled, “They Fought to Serve”, by renowned artist, …

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Season Opening on June 30th 2020

The West Hants Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will be open this summer from 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday beginning June 30, 2020. COVID-19 safety restrictions will apply. What you need to know: Visiting the Museum No more than ten (10) persons will be permitted in the museum main gallery at one time Social distance …

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