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:



Thank You Ebola Walk-a-Thon Participants 

walk a thon pArticipants Oct 25 2014

The community of Birchtown was successful in raising $891 for  Fight Ebola Nova Scotia.

Fight Ebola Nova Scotia expresses our gratitude for your participation at today’s Fight Ebola Walkathon. We are honoured also, to speak on behalf of the voiceless millions in West Africa and elsewhere who have been impacted by this uncanny virus. Whether they are the deceased or their family members, the traumatized communities or front-line health workers,    first responders or orphaned children, we are equally moved by their plight and most honoured to act on their behalf.

Your involvement in this event is no ordinary matter, for it is the very embodiment of selflessness: the noblest of all human virtues. To identify with people in need half way across our hemisphere, and to take positive action for their betterment is brother’s keepers stuff. It will take hope to the hopeless and give reassurance to those who believe in the basic goodness of all God’s children.

The total of the funds realized in this event, 100% of it, will be donated to MSF Canada and is intended to be applied on their Ebola-containment work in West Africa; 100% of it! We will hold a press conference as soon as all donations are in and a grand total is calculated. Along with a disclosure of this sum, the winners of “Friendly but Deadly” will be announced and their prizes consummated.

We plan to do a 2nd walkathon in mid May, 2015, and would be happy to have you as a repeat participant at that time. In the mean time, enjoy the rest of your week-end and may you meet with good fortune in all your future endeavours.


Yours truly,

Sizwe Adekayode

Walkathon Coordinator


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.






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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