Job Posting: Research Assistant

We are currently hiring summer students for the West Hants Historical Society. Beginning July 4 to August 30, 35 hours per week. Minimum wage. Our hours of operation are Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Research Assistant – 8 weeks Museum Guide – 12 weeks Job Description: The successful candidates will be required to help with …

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Report: Fort Edward Street Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment

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. …

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Article: Momentum grows against possible sale of municipally-owned land next to historic Fort Edward

Article on Halifax Examiner by Yvette D’Entremont, March 23, 2022. Click here for original article. The organization representing the province’s Acadians says outside momentum against the possible sale of municipally-owned lands adjacent to Fort Edward National Historic Site is growing. “This has attracted lots of attention. We hear that there is a petition starting from …

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Article: Develop or preserve: Land beside Fort Edward National Historic Site debated by West Hants council after archaeological report

Article on Saltwire by Carole Morris-Underhill, March 21 2022. Click here for original article. Council to take outing to site in question WINDSOR, N.S. — It appears West Hants councillors will soon be taking a field trip to get a better understanding of Fort Edward National Historic Site’s view planes. A special council meeting was …

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Article: Fort Edward important ‘piece of the puzzle’ for Acadian history in Nova Scotia

Article on Saltwire by Carole Morris-Underhill, March 15 2022. Click here for original article. WINDSOR, N.S. — Buried underneath the oldest wooden blockhouse in North America lies the ruins of a church that was destroyed to make way for a military encampment. Dating back to the 1700s, Fort Edward National Historic Site in Windsor is …

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Article: Fort Edward National Historic Site is ‘an incredibly rich resource’

Article on Saltwire by Carole Morris-Underhill, March 15 2022. Click here for original article. Hants County site has untapped tourism potential, says archaeologist WINDSOR, N.S. — West Hants sits on a relatively underutilized and underappreciated national historic site that could become a major tourism destination if the community steps up to lead the charge. That’s …

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