Poor Houses in Digby & Lockeport

The discussion about the local poor houses in Clark’s Harbour was great! Information swapped, pictures, stories…..now I am going to do it in Digby and in Lockeport.

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Author and her 10 year old daughter Megan in front of the Marshalltown Almshouse, Digby NS 1994

Discussion about the Digby Marshalltown Almshouse will be held at the Isiah W. Wilson Library at 84 Warwick Street on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm.

Discussion about the poor houses in the Lockeport area will be held Thursday, February 21st at the Lillian Benham Library, 35 North Street at 7pm.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone there who is interested in this fascinating subject!!

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The poor house in Arcadia, Yarmouth County, NS circa 1890

 

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