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Upcoming Events

Old School House Museum & Historical Site 

Photo Credit: Len WaggOpen 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

Ebola Walk-A-Thon PosterSaturday 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.

 

We have been challenged by our Halifax Regional Municipality friends to a Friendly but Deadly Competition.  The best walk-a-thon performance will be awarded prizes as follows:

  • Highest turnout per capita
  • Greater monies collected per capita
  • The more creative turnout – so walkers can decorate themselves, bring signs & banners or any kind of decoration
  • Collector/Walker of the highest number of pledges
  • Walker who turns in the most dollars

Let’s show our Halifax friends that we accept the challenge!

 

Love Conquers All & Ebola – Nova Scotia Connection

J.S. Demba, a Halifax-based philosopher, writer, healthy living advocate and consummate vermiculturist has written an article on the October 25 Fight Ebola Nova Scotia Fundraiser.  He has also written an editorial on the vandalism that occurred at the construction site of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

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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

Shelburne, NS

B0T 1W0

Our civic address remains the same.

 

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