Old School House Museum & Historical Site
Open Daily 11am to 5pm June 1 to September 1
One of Canada’s best kept secrets, the largest free Black settlement in the 1780′s where people voted with their feet for freedom. This unique historical site is nestled in beautiful Birchtown Bay on the western shores of Shelburne Harbour, the third largest natural harbour in the world.
Come and enjoy a guided tour, search for your ancestral roots and learn about these courageous Nova Scotians.
Admission is $3/person.
History on the Harbour Package – The Cooper’s Inn
Discover the rich history of Shelburne with this 2 night package. Harbour Package includes two nights at the Cooper’s Inn (best room available at the time of booking); happy hour each evening and breakfast each morning; dinner at award winning Charlotte Lane Restaurant ($50.00 certificate); 3 hour Harbour Boat Tour with Captain Ken & First Mate Sherri; and passes for three Shelburne Museums.
Tour Ross-Thomson House & Store. See how our Loyalist ancestors lived. Learn about the history of the Shelburne Dory and see one being built and finally peruse the collection of artifacts the museum has collected over the years.
Passes for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society’s Historical Site and Museum in Birchtown.
One of Canada’s best kept secrets, the largest free Black settlement in the 1780′s where people voted with their feet for freedom. The unique historical site is nestled in Birchtown Bay on the western shore of Shelburne Harbour, the third largest natural harbour in the world.
A copy of the book “King’s Bounty: A History of Early Shelburne Nova Scotia” by Marion Robertson.
$499.00 per couple (all taxes included)
More information can be found at: www.thecoopersinn.com
Black Loyalist Heritage Society’s Multicultural Daycamps 2014
This year’s day camps will be held during the weeks of July 7th-11th and August 18th-22nd. As always, both day camps will focus on physical well-being and health, multi-cultural experiences and, of course, fun! This year’s programs will feature visual artists from Visual Arts Nova Scotia’s PAINTS programme coming to instruct the children about various artistic mediums and how to express one’s self through artistic expression. We will have classes about various types of fun exercises as well as visitors from various local cultural groups to teach the children about the multi-cultural make up of our community. We will have djembe drumming instruction and so much more! To register your child for either (or both) day camps. Please call 902-875-1310. Space is limited so please register soon!
Daycamp is for kids ages 5-12. 9am-4pm. Price is $50.00 per child. Snacks and drinks are provided. Please bring a brown bag lunch and sunscreen! (No child will be turned away because of fees, please call for information on subsidies).
United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada Fall Meeting – Public Welcome September 27 at 12pm
Nova Scotia Branch Fall Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th at 12pm in Shelburne. The meeting will be begin with lunch at the Sea Dog Salon, 1 Dock Street, and will consist of haddock chowder, roll and cheesecake. Cost is $14.00 + HST. Optional Caesar wrap sandwich available. At 1pm a short business meeting will commence (at the same location). At 2pm there will be a walk along the historic waterfront to the Shelburne County Museum for a guided tour. Cost is $6 per person. Tours are expected to end by 4pm.
Contact Alma Hayward, no later than September 25 at email@example.com or call 902-443-2590 if you plan on coming to the lunch.
CHANGE IN MAILING ADDRESS
Please note the mailing address of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society is changed to the following:
98 Birchtown Road
Site 10, Mod 3, Comp 14
Our civic address remains the same.