Old School House Museum & Historical Site
Open by appointment Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm October 1 to June 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. Please contact the administrative office to schedule a tour in the off season by calling 902-875-1310.
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
Fight Ebola Walk-a-Thon Saturday, October 25
Saturday October 25 is walk to defeat Ebola Day! The Black Loyalist Heritage Society is planning a 5km Birchtown Walk, starting and ending at the Birchtown Community Hall (23 Old Birchtown Road). Registration will be at 9:30am and the walk will begin at 10am (rain or shine). Pledge sheets are available at the Society office, 98 Old Birchtown Road. All pledge sheets must be returned whether or not you collect pledges. This event is pet friendly and we encourage people to register as a team. There will be a prize for the individual who collects the most pledges along with a prize for the top team. For more information please contact our Programming & Outreach Coordinator, Arlene Butler, at 902-875-1310.
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.