Sunday May 20th, 2 pm at the Sissiboo Cafe, Annapolis Royal!
The Launch of the new book A WHOLESOME HORROR: POOR HOUSES IN NOVA SCOTIA
Did your ancestors spend any time in a poor house in Nova Scotia? How did they live? How did they get out of the poor house? Did they get out of the poor house or did they die while there? Where were they buried? This book attempts to answer some of these questions for the reader.
“Brenda Thompson’s poignant treatise on the treatise on the treatment of the poor in Nova Scotia and the evolution of private and government-subsidized poor houses. Only one of the 32 buildings remain. This is a very important book that makes us pause and ask serious questions.” – SSP Publications, Halifax, NS
Come by Sissiboo Cafe and have some wine and listen to the author talk about how she came to write this book.