Pugwash in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
In 1957, at the height of the Cold War, the first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs took place in this serene setting. Hosted by philanthropist Cyrus Eaton, top-level scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain met to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons and the responsibility of scientists to work for their eradication. This controversial and groundbreaking meeting launched the Pugwash movement that became influential in advocating nuclear disarmament. A place of inspiration and reflection, Thinkers' Lodge remains a symbol for the Pugwash movement and the goal of world peace.
En 1957, au plus fort de la guerre froide, ce lieu paisible fut témoin de la première conférence Pugwash sur la science et les affaires mondiales. Invités par le philanthrope Cyrus Eaton, d'éminents savants provenant des deux côtés du rideau de fer y discutèrent du danger des armes nucléaires et de leur devoir de travailler à les éliminer. Cette réunion pionnière et controversée donna naissance au mouvement Pugwash, qui devint un avocat influent en faveur du désarmement nucléaire.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada et Parcs Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 45° 51.204′ N, 63° 39.942′ W. Marker is in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Water Street and King Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site, directly in front of the lodge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 249 Water Street, Pugwash, Nova Scotia B0K 1L0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pugwash Streetscapes (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Nova Scotia Clayworks (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Pugwash Harbour (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Gathering of the Clans (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Pugwash Conferences and Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); World Wars Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Evolution of Pugwash Industry Pugwash Train Station 1961 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pugwash.
Also see . . . Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site. Conferences, workshops, and educational events have been held here continuously since 1955. The most famous conference was the first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs in 1957 that led to a Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 shared by the Conferences and by Joseph Rotblat, its spiritual leader. Rotblat’s Nobel is on display at the Lodge as is the Lenin Peace Prize won by Cyrus Eaton in 1960. (Submitted on October 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Peace • Science & Medicine • War, Cold •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.