“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
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1Nova Scotia (Annapolis County), Annapolis Royal — Glebe LandsHistoric Lower Saint George Street
The modern-day market in Annapolis Royal sits on land that for much of the town’s history was church property. The earliest Roman Catholic Church, built of stone, was located next to the fort and destroyed following Sir William Phips’ capture of . . . Map (db m78720) HM
2Nova Scotia (Antigonish County), Antigonish — St. James United Church
The congregation of St. James was founded in 1804. The present day church was built in 1862. Our ten original memorial windows were installed and dedicated in 1911. They use Christian symbolism to uplift the spirit. St. James has had three church . . . Map (db m139424) HM
3Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Sydney — Cossit HouseProvince of Nova Scotia Historic Site
Cossit House was built in 1787 by Reverend Ranna Cossit, the first Anglican Minister in Sydney. It was purchased by the Province of Nova Scotia and the Old Sydney Society in 1976, and opened to the public by the Honourable Vincent J. Maclean, . . . Map (db m171097) HM
4Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Sydney — St. George's Church
Royal Foundation 1785 Sydney’s oldest building Erected by the vestryMap (db m171098) HM
5Nova Scotia (Cape Breton Regional Municipality), Sydney — Sydney's Heritage Conservation District
Come and explore the Colonial Town of Old Sydney. Few cities in North America can boast eight buildings erected between 1785 and 1802 within a two-block radius. In season, we invite you to visit these historic buildings: St. Patrick's Church Museum . . . Map (db m171099) HM
6Nova Scotia (Colchester County), The Falls — St. Andrew's Presbyterian ChurchThe Falls, Nova Scotia — 1872 - 2002 —
The land for the church was donated by Mr. John R. Hayman and was contracted to be built for the sum of one thousand, four hundred thirty two dollars. The closing service for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was held December . . . Map (db m108184) HM
7Nova Scotia (Colchester County), Truro — Centennial of Presbyterian Church Formation in Canada
Legend This plaque commemorates The centennial of the formation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1875; The ministry of the Rev. Daniel Cock (1771-1805) of Greenock, Scotland, and the Rev. David Smith (1771-1795) of St. Andrew's, . . . Map (db m108220) HM
8Nova Scotia (Cumberland County), Wallace — St. John's United Church CemeteryWallace — 1810 - 1934 —
[List of burials]Map (db m108101) HM
9Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Edmund Burke
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Edmund Burke distinguished scholar, missionary pastor, and prelate, having served for sixteen years, he was elected as Bishop of Sion and first Vicar Apostolic of Nova Scotia on July 4, 1817. He . . . Map (db m77747) HM
10Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — Pierre Maillard
This plaque is dedicated to the memory of Pierre Maillard who served as missionary to the Micmac Indians in this country for over thirty years, who succeeded in reconciling the Micmac to British rule, who celebrated the first mass and opened . . . Map (db m77723) HM
11Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — St. Mary’s BasilicaLa Basilique St. Mary
English St. Mary’s holds a central position in the history of Roman Catholicism in Nova Scotia. Begun in 1820, the church demonstrated the enhanced ecclesiastical status of the province, which acquired its own Bishop in 1818, and witnessed . . . Map (db m77721) HM
12Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — St. Paul’s Church / Église St. Pauls
English: Completed in 1750, St. Paul’s was the first church outside Great Britain to be designated as an Anglican cathedral. Between 1787 and 1864 it served as the cathedral church of the See of Nova Scotia. For 96 years St. . . . Map (db m139686) HM
13Nova Scotia (Halifax Regional Municipality), Halifax — The Grand Parade
This has been the central gathering place of our people since the founding of Halifax in 1749. Saint Paul’s Church was established by Royal Charter in our founding year, becoming the first church in the city and the oldest Protestant church in . . . Map (db m139593) HM
14Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — 1790 - 1990La Société Saint-Pierre / Église Saint-Pierre
1790-1990 On September 27, 1790, His Excellency William MacCormick, Governor of the Province of Cape Breton, graciously and generously granted 7 000 acres of land at Chéticamp to our «Quatorze Vieux». By this historical act, our . . . Map (db m140169) HM
15Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Chéticamp — The Cabot TrailSt. Pierre’s Church and Father Fiset/L'église Saint-Pierre et le Pere Fiset
Built in 1893, St-Pierre's Church majestically watches over the Acadian community of Chéticamp. An imposing 212 feet long, 74 feet wide and with a steeple rising to 167 feet, St-Pierre's lavish Baroque interior and original . . . Map (db m139872) HM
16Nova Scotia (Inverness County), Saint Joseph du Moine — Founders of the Parish of St-Joseph du MoineFondateurs de la Paroisse de St-Joseph du Moine
English: This monumentErected in memory of the 93 families who founded the parish of Saint Joseph du Moine. Was blessed by Reverend Charles Omer Cormier, and unveiled by Mr. and Mrs. Pat J. AuCoin on July 28, 1979 during the . . . Map (db m140308) HM
17Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — 1753 Open-Air Protestant Interfaith Church Services
Here, in the year 1753, before any church was built, open-air Divine Services were held and Holy Communion administered in English, French, and German, to the first settlers and Garrison of the Town of Lunenburg by the Reverend Jean Baptiste . . . Map (db m112431) HM
18Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John
Prominently sited on the parade square, this church was an important symbol of British authority and Anglican dominance for Lunenburg's early settlers, who were mainly German-speaking Protestants. From construction in 1754 through many alterations . . . Map (db m112453) HM
19Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — St. John's Anglican Church / L'église anglicane St. John's
The first Anglican services in Lunenburg were held outdoors on this site and were conducted by a missionary from England. A two-storey structure in the New England Meeting House style was built between 1754 and 1763. The oak frames were . . . Map (db m112486) HM
20Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — The Fire / Le Feu
Beginning in the early hours of November 1, 2001, fire ravaged this historic church, substantially destroying the building. Undaunted by the destruction, the parishioners decided to restore the church. With financial help from friends around the . . . Map (db m112454) HM
21Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — The Jessen Bell / La Cloche Jessen
This bell hung in the tower of St. John's since 1814 and served as the tolling bell for over 185 years. It was cast at the Whitechapel Foundry in London, England. On November 1, 2001, fire ravished through the Church, destroying the tower and . . . Map (db m112432) HM
22Nova Scotia (Lunenburg County), Lunenburg — Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church / L'eglise lutherienne evangelique de Sion
Lunenburg is home to the oldest worshiping Lutheran congregation in Canada. The first Lutherans, mostly Germans from farming districts of the Upper Rhine, settled in the Town in 1753. Initially they worshiped outdoors and later were allowed to . . . Map (db m112480) HM
23Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — New GlasgowYour Shore to Relax & Reconnect
The community that was to become New Glasgow was settled in 1784 by Deacon Thomas Fraser. By 1809 the Town was named after Old Glasgow in Scotland and incorporated in 1875. A strong entrepreneurial spirit was evident even in 1809 when the first . . . Map (db m144794) HM
24Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — Rev. James Drummond MacGregor, D.D.
In grateful memory of The Rev James Drummond MacGregor, D.D. Born at Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland, 1759. Died at East River, Pictou, 1830. Pioneer Minister of the Gospel in Eastern Nova Scotia, where he labored with Apostolic zeal for 43 years. . . . Map (db m144800) HM
25Nova Scotia (Pictou County), New Glasgow — The First Church
The First Church in East Pictou was built on this site in 1787. Made of logs, it served the Lower Settlement East River Presbyterian Congregation for 16 years until 1803. From this beginning other Congregations developed in the East Pictou rural and . . . Map (db m144791) HM
26Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Lower West Pubnico — A Bond with the Sea / A Sustaining FaithUn lien avec la mer / Une foi nourrissante
Before You Step Back in Time... Though Le Village historique acadien is a created outdoor museum, it speaks to truths about the overall Acadian experience in Nova Scotia, and to the particular life and times of the Pubnicos in the . . . Map (db m108272) HM
27Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Rocco Point — Chapelle de la Pointe-à-Rocco / Chapel site at Rocco PointRacines religieuses / Religious Roots
La chapelle originale fut construite sur le site en 1784. La vue sur la colline est superbe. Vous pouvez facilement imaginer l'arrivée des fidèles à la messe à pied, à cheval, par bateau, ou par attelage de bœufs. Après son arrivée de France en . . . Map (db m108627) HM
28Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Rocco Point — Chapelle Site / Chapel Site
Le Site La Pointe-à-Rocco fut fondée en 1767 par les Acadiens revenus de l'exil. Pierre LeBlanc, Pierre et Louis Muis et Pierre Surette furent les premiers à s'établir dans le village. Ce site était le lieu de la première chapelle. . . . Map (db m108641) HM
29Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County), Ste. Anne du Ruisseau — Église Ste-Anne ChurchUne foi vivante / Living Faith
Une chapelle fut construite à la Pointe-à-Rocco en 1784. Elle fut utilisée par des Acadiens et des Mi'kmaq de la région jusqu'à ce qu'une église plus grande soit construite sur le site en 1808. À la suite d'un incendie dévastateur en 1900, . . . Map (db m108513) HM
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