This morning I woke up to an email with a CBC link to a story about all the old cemeteries in Halifax that have been built over. Recently, the Halifax City Council voted to save the unmarked cemetery of the former Halifax Poor House on the corners of Grafton, Brunswick and Spring Garden Road. This … Continue reading Built on History – Old Cemeteries
Happy Heritage Day today Everyone. I’m celebrating by heading off with my History Nerd Friends Kent, Denise and Wilber (Willard!) today to the Admiral Digby Museum to hear a talk about Brinley Town, the original settlement of the Black Loyalists in what was then Annapolis County. It was located just outside of the town … Continue reading Looking for your School Teacher Ancestor?
This morning a friend of mine tagged me on a Facebook post by Heritage Nova Scotia. It read: HRM Council voted today to designate the Memorial Library, thus protecting it and the burial grounds on which it sits. Thanks are due to all those who worked to safeguard this historic site. As many of you … Continue reading The Halifax Poor House Dead are safe…for now.
One of the great things about winter is that I am not running as much as I do in the summer. This means I have time to write….and get over the cold that Wilfred Allen gave me at the Winter Farmers’ Market last Saturday. He did *warn* me not to hug him as he had … Continue reading 24 Hours in the Past – The Workhouse