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The Court Reporter Summer 2018 Kings County Museum

The Kings County Museum is

OPEN Welcome Fall Hours: Kings Historical Society Board of Directors

Pictured above: Harold Redden

Legacies live at the Kings County Museum… Read more on pg. 9

President - Kelly Bourassa Vice President– Vacant Secretary - Jean Gibson Collins Treasurer—Dave Ritcey Curator - Bria Stokesbury Office Manager - Kate MacInnes Adams

Dust off your dancing shoes, the Soldiers Social is just a Jitterbug away! Travel back to the 1940’s and spend some time remembering our WWII Veterans with a night of music, theatre, dance, and food at the Cornwallis Inn Ballroom on Friday October 26, 2018 8:30PM-11:00PM. Tickets: $25.00 Members $30.00 Regular To purchase Members: Call us at 902-678-6237 Non Members: Call or buy online at: /soldiers-social-tickets/


September-December 14th Monday—Friday 9AM-4PM

Summer 2018 Visit us on October 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Kings County Museum for a showing of the film Modified a Food Lover’s Journey into GMOs in our historic courtroom. This film chronicles the story of two women who go on a journey to understand why GMOs are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States of America. Driven by their love of food, the pair uncover many of the political and personal aspects of agriculture and corporate control over food. We acknowledge the funding support of the province of Nova Scotia. Entrance by donation.

Kings County Museum Wins David White Visions of Kentville Award Twice a year the Kentville Business Community holds decorating competitions within the town of Kentville. These decorating competitions are held in honour of David White, the former owner of David’s Eyewear in Kentville and a long time friend to many in the town, who passed away in November of 2017. The trophy is awarded in recognition of the top displays created for Christmas and the Festival of Flowers in the spring. This year the Kings County Museum is honoured to be the recipient of the award made during the festival of flowers. Our garden is part of our upcoming exhibit Our Heritage Hearth which examines the traditions and practices of gardening and working in Kings County . We at the Kings County Museum would like to thank the Kentville Business Community and our wonderful volunteer Kathrin Grace and our office manager Kate MacInnes Adams. Both Kathrin Grace and Kate have lent their exceptionally green thumbs to the museum this summer and our grounds have never looked better.


This Fall at the Kings County Museum Court room

It promises to be a magical night of music in the historic courtroom at the Kings Courthouse Museum when Clary Croft brings his beautiful tenor voice, impeccable musicianship and deep knowledge of folklore to share. Clary is cited in The Encyclopaedia of Music in Canada for his contribution to Maritime folklore and his ongoing research into the traditional music of the Maritime provinces. For twelve years he performed and researched regional folk songs and folklore at Nova Scotia’s Sherbrooke Village restoration site.

To purchase tickets:

Call us at: 902-678-6237 Buy online: www.kingscounty Or visit us in person at

the museum.

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song is a musical and spoken-word performance of original songs inspired by the sights and sounds of the Canadian Arctic, its history and its contemporary realities. Combining photography, storytelling, and live original songs, this workshop conveys the emotional and spiritual impact of Arctic travel, from the point of view of a Zodiac driver and musician who has made multiple trips to the Canadian Arctic, Labrador and Greenland. The performance will feature Inuit throat-singing duo Siqiniup Qilautu (Sunsdrum). 3

Coming Soon to the Kings County Museum

Closing End of August


Basketry Workshop On June 21 the Kings Historical Society and the Kentville Business Community hosted a Mi'kmaq basketry workshop in the Courtroom of the Kings County Museum. Fifteen participants were led by Frank Meuse; a skilled Mi’kmaw basket maker from Bear River First Nation. The workshop began with a smudging ceremony and sharing circle, after which participants began working on their baskets. The event was particularly meaningful as it was held on the weekend before National Indigenous Peoples Day; which celebrates the rich culture, history, and traditions of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. The workshop was very successful and participants had a fun and educational time immersing themselves in the Mi’kmaq cultural tradition of basket weaving.

Kings County Museum Summer Students Go on Tour In June the museum summer students went on a Familiarization Tour to a number of museums and historical spots in Kings County. A Familiarization Tour (FAM Tour) aims to education summer students about other museums so that they can better direct guests to other historical sites that they might find helpful or enjoyable. This summer our students visited Prescott House, Randall House, and Grand Pre National Historic Site. The students had a wonderful time on their adventure and we would like to thank all the museums that hosted them on their tour.

Pictured above: Cassidy Lewis takes in the Planters Monument at Horton Landing.

Pictured above: Matthew Kneen-Teed points out that Prescott house has a sword in their collection very similar to ours.

Call for Kings Historical Society Memorabilia The Kings Historical Society is turning 40 years old! On Tuesday September 24th at 7:30 pm we will be celebrating our anniversary with the ever popular show and tell event and a “walk down memory lane through photographs. If you have a story or newspaper clipping to share please bring it to the meeting for all to enjoy. 5

In The Genealogical Vaults; This Summer in the Community and Family History Department. Over the summer the genealogy department has been full of interesting research and developments. Over the summer over 2 more years of local obituaries have been filed, 3 years of local history catalogued, and nearly half of our community history binders have been sorted through for errors; not to mention all of the families researched. But perhaps the most interesting of all has been the investigation into the Spanish influenza. For those of you who don’t know, Spanish influenza was a flu pandemic (In the H1N1 family) that spread across the world like wild fire during the tail end of the First World War. It was Summer student Matthew Keen-Teed. among the most fatal pandemics that mankind has faced killing an estimated 100 million people worldwide. No one really knows how the virus broke out, but most historians can agree that it originated somewhere in Europe during the later years of the war. No nation was immune to the influenza; sometimes entire camps were affected at a time. However, no nation wanted others to know that the virus was spreading around their camps, as they were worried it would affect enrolment, so they kept it out of the public eye. At the time Spain was a neutral country and because of this they were allowed to publish information on the flu in the news; this is the reason why many people believe it was nick named the Spanish-flu. After the war it spread world wide; there are even some reports of it in rural villages in northern Quebec and Labrador and of entire villages being wiped out. Fortunately for Nova Scotia several of the provinces political figures were doctors and had seen how this virus was affecting other provinces and countries. In an attempt to stop the spread of the sickness, there was an attempt made to try and prevent returning soldiers from entering back into the province (as they were the most likely to carry it). Schools, churches, delayed war celebrations and any other public events that evolved large group of people meeting together were closed or cancelled. Because of Nova Scotia’s quick action, the province had between 2/3 and 1/2 of the reported deaths then most other provinces or even the United States. Other then the Spanish Influenza project there has been lots of work being done in our community history binders, this year’s summer student, Matthew Keen-Teed, has been in charge of going through all of the binders and ensuring that the contents are all relevant and filed in the appropriate community.

KHS Welcomes Judy Norton as Chair of Community and Family We at the Kings County Museum are thrilled to welcome Judy Norton as the new Chair of the Community and Family History Department! Judy is a long time genealogical researcher and no stranger to the Kings County Museum as she has been a member for quite a number of years. Judy is dipping her toes into water and getting ready to dive into Community and Family History meetings. Why not join us at out next Community and Family History committee meeting on Wednesday September 12 at 1:30 pm at the museum and meet Judy in person.

We are looking for an old fashioned wooden wheel barrow and clay pots for our heritage garden. If you have one of these to donate or lend, please call or visit us at the museum (902)-678-6237. Thank you! 6

Kings Historical Society Annual Potluck leaves guests wishing they could Rewind and start the party over again On June 26, 2018 the Kings Historical Society held it’s annual potluck picnic. Guests flocked to the Northville Farm Heritage Centre for an evening of food, music, auctions, and other festivities. Guests enjoyed musical group Rewind and many took to the dance floor. Maynard Stevens, former KHS President and volunteer extraordinaire, served as auctioneer for the evening. The evening was a success and the Kings Historical Society would like to thank Rewind, our volunteers, and everyone who came to the event. A full photo album of pictures from the night can be viewed at:

Maynard and Mary Stevens make their way to the event.

Guests fill up their plates.

Couples take to the dance floor.

Volunteers JoAnne Bezanson and Doris Illsley

Heather Preston, Kelly Bourassa, and Ron Bezanson enjoy their meals.

Rewind plays the night away. 7

A New Bench; A Touching Tribute Visitors to the Kings County Museum can now enjoy a lovely place to sit thanks to volunteers Kathrin Grace and Harold Redden. The bench, which was restored by Harold, was donated by Kathrin Grace in honour of her parents Erna and Bev Sawler. Erna and Bev were long time volunteers and special friends of the Kings Historical Society. Through their many years of service to the museum, the pair have left an everlasting impact on the museum, along with the staff, volunteers, and guests who had the pleasure to meet them. Many thanks to Kathrin Grace and Harold for this beautiful addition to the museum grounds.

Pictured above: Mike Price and his son Everett enjoy the new bench.

News About Ray Smyth Much loved museum volunteer and friend Ray Smyth had a fall off his scouter recently. The resulting injury landed Ray in the Valley Regional Hospital. Ray turns 98 in August so we all send our best wishes that he heals quickly and is feeling better by his birthday. Ray is pictured here with summer student Ellen Lewis during a visit earlier this summer at the museum.

The Mi’kmaw Sacred Circle

From Mi’kmawe’l Tan Teli-kina’muemk Teaching About the Mi’kmaq by: Mi’kmawey Debert and The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq pg. 21-22

“Circles are perhaps the most sacred Mi’kmaw concept. A circle is a reflection of a cycle, and there are many cycles found in nature and in life. Like a circle, a cycle flows continuously and repeatedly. Cycles are at the heart of “non-linear” thought—the belief that the most important patterns and experiences are cyclical. This is just one example of pattern recognition. Pattern recognition is what we have used for thousands of years to survive. The circle representing cycles is the most important of all patterns in our lives. Circles are essential to healing journeys. As we move through life, many Mi’kmaq believe we pass through the seven sacred gifts bestowed by the Creator: love, honesty, humility, respect, truth, courage, and wisdom. Love is the first gift from the Creator. This love is unconditional. Each of the gifts, which follow one after another, are developed and attained depending on a person’s experiences. Once the seven sacred gifts are experienced, you are close to completing your physical journey in life. It is at this time that one This image depicts some of the cycles and circles in our lives is given the honour of being named an “Elder,” including seasons, days, months (12), moons (13), ceremonies, colours, and cardinal directions as well as the experiences or the most honourable role a person can hold.” feelings associated with different cardinal directions 8

Local History Comes to Coles Bookstore in New Minas On July 20th the Kings Historical Society held an event at Coles in New Minas where local authors set up tables outside of the store and spoke with the public about their books. On the evening of the event, 15% of all sales from Coles bookstore was given to the Kings Historical Society, along with a portion of sales of the authors’ books. Authors, Museum staff, volunteers, and guests enjoyed catching up and picking out some books. Thank you to our authors, volunteers, guests, and to Coles Bookstore for hosting us!

Glenn Ells and Beverly Shaw Johnson

Marilyn Jones, Ed Coleman, and Carmen Legge

Gordon Hansford

A Part of Kentville’s Drug Store History In June of this year, the Kings County Museum received a generous donation of artifacts that were taken from the McDougall’s Drug Store; originally located at 341 Main street in Kentville. This drug store was originally founded in 1883 by C.F. Cochrane, being the second ever drug store to open up in Kentville. George C. McDougal went into business with Cochrane and eventually took it over in 1891, upon Mr. Cochrane’s death. The same year there were several administrative changes but by 1920, the store was officially called: McDougal’s Summer Student Cassidy Lewis Rexall Drug Store. After the Second World War, George C. McDougal hired his grandson Don, who was also a pharmacist, to come to work for him. Upon George’s death in 1959, Don ended up purchasing the Drug Store from his Grandfather’s estate; changing the name of it simply, to McDougal’s Drug Store Ltd., for which it was known up until Don’s death in 2001 when the business was sold. The items in this collection were donated to the museum by the great-granddaughter of George C. McDougal and the daughter of Don. Items in this collection include two ledger books filled with copies of prescriptions that were made at McDougal’s Drug Store, a dictionary dating back to the 1800s, seven apothecary bottles, some with remnants of the substances that were originally stored in them, and a book listing numerous substances, herbs and flowers and their medicinal properties. It’s always exciting to get in artifacts like these as they tell so very well the history of Kentville's Drug stores and the “druggists”, as they were formally called, who tended to and healed the sick to the best of their abilities in rural 19th and early 20th century Kentville!


New to the Kings County Museum Witnesses to a New Nation 150 Nova Scotia buildings that saw Canada’s Confederation of 1867 by the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia Chronicles a variety of buildings that stood to see of Canada’s independence 1867. The information in the book comes from the Heritage Trust’s traveling exhibit W itness to a New Nation which was exhibited at a variety of museums last summer. If you like architecture and are interested in the history of historic homes, this book is for you. Copies of this book are selling for $35.00 plus S&H. We also have 2019 calendars featuring some of the homes from this book, which are selling for $15.00 plus S&H.

The History of Tartans A plaid is a checkered cloth often made from wool. A tartan is a cloth made from several layered plaids. A kilt is a knee length article of clothing that resembles a skirt. Kilts were traditionally worn by men, but now they can be worn by anyone. The earliest known tartan comes from the British Isles dating to 8th-6th centuries. These early kilts were produced by ancient Celtic groups who flourished during this time period. Fabrics with similar patterns have been found in places such as China, Austria, and Scandinavia. The tartan that is so commonly known today did not appear in Scotland until the 1500’s. By the late 16th Century, there were several references to plaids. By the 17th and 18th Century a unity of plaids began to occur; writers of the time made reference to regions being identifiable by their kilt patterns. Although regions had popular tartans, the idea of clan tartans did not originate until the 1800’s when the Highland Society of London started a campaign to identify who had ownership over which tartans. Many families were so far removed from their traditional homes and history that they were not sure what their tartans were. Today clans can have a variety of tartans associated with their names and some locations have received tartans. In our Museum Curiosity Shop you can stop in and find three different tartan patterns:

The Nova Scotia Tartan, designed by Mrs. Douglas Murphy in 1953, is the oldest Provincial Tartan in Canada.

The Annapolis Valley Tartan, designed by KHS Member Gordon Hansford in 1985.

The Cornish National Tartan, Designed by Mr. E. E. Norton in 1963.

If you are interested in looking more closely at one of these tartans, please visit us at the Kings County Museum where we have both a Nova Scotia and Cornish National ladies dress kilt in our gift shop for sale. We also have a variety of Annapolis Valley Tartan merchandise. For those interested in learning more about tartans, the Scottish Register of Tartans is a wonderful online resource with thousands of listed tartans: 10

Books for Sale

Hansford’s account captures what it was like for him and other craftsmen. $15.00 plus 10. S&H, only 1 copy left. Gone Fishing by Ed Coleman— A Chronicle of stories from the river banks in Kings County NS. A must read for the fishing fanatic, or those interested in Kings County rivers and landscapes. $20 plus $7 S&H Gaspereau: A River Runs Through It, by L. Ross Potter - This book with its authentic stories, its many pictures, and genealogical data, gives an excellent view into the past, and preserves so much for posterity. Its easy styles and entertaining, informative content will appeal to the interests of a wide range of readers. $40. plus $12. S&H.

Ordering Information Books and CDs may be ordered by e-mail or by phone, (902) 678-6237. or on line If you wish to mail your order, our address is: The Kings County Museum, 37 Cornwallis Street, Kentville NS, Canada, B4N 2E2. Payment will be received by cash, cheque, money order, Master Card ,Visa. And Pay Pal. If you are making payment by credit card please enclose the credit card number and the expiry date. Please add the appropriate shipping and handling fees. As Ever, by John Bishop Grant– A collection of WWI letters written by Harold Fletcher Bishop from 1915-1919 while he was overseas during WWI. The book also includes a historical context for the areas Harold was stationed, and a condensed Bishop family tree. $20 plus $10 Shipping. Affairs With Old Houses—This very readable and highly enjoyable book chronicles the experiences of an eclectic selection of owners and older houses around Nova Scotia. $20 plus $12 shipping and handling. Burnt Lands, Lockshoes, Shivarees – Historical Sketches on Kings County, by Ed Coleman. This book is a collections of historic sketches that Ed wrote for local newspapers over the past 20 years. The book, 193 pages covers a variety of topics and includes a number of local postcards. Cost is $21.99 plus S&H $8.00. Building for Justice - In this beautifully illustrated volume, James W. MacNutt, Q.C. has succeeded in compelling us to look at courthouses in a different way. Building for Justice is a celebration of a monumental architecture that, along with the buildings of church and state, forms one of the cornerstones of our society. The cost is $32.00 and includes shipping. Comfort Me with Apples— A book chronicling the history of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association starting from 1863-2013, and stories from apple growers. $20 plus $10 S&H Verses From The Valley by Gordon Hansford. Gor don has a keen sense of humour and a talent for seeing beauty and interest in everything from a ugly earwig to his military experience. These interests are reflected in this book of Gordon’s poetry and sketches. Cost is $12.99 plus S&H $6.00. Grist From The Mills – a History of Sheffield Mills by Sheffield Mills Women’s Institute. This book was originally pr inted in1967 and printed again in 2012. This interesting history of the village of Sheffield Mills, Kings County has been a popular book. Cost $25.00 plus S&H $8.00. From the Brow to the Bay - This book chronicles the family and community history of Woodlawn, Burlington and Viewmount on the North Mountain, Kings County, Nova Scotia. Settled in the early 1800’s, these Fundy shore communities have seen vast changes in the landscape and way of life. $40.00 plus $18.00 S&H. A Craftsman Remembers, by Gordan Hansford - One man recounts his personal view of serving in the Second World War as a “craftsman” – a soldier who worked behind the front lines at various tasks to keep everything running smoothly. These soldiers acted as engineers, electricians, and mechanics, among other jobs, and

Oxen: Their Care Training and Use - An intensive guide concerning caring for, training, and using Oxen. The book is written by a long time oxen caregiver, Carmen Legge, and reflects his high level and knowledge and expertise. $25 plus $7 S&H The Union Street Café Cookbook— Tested and true recipes from the kitchen of the Union Street Café, guaranteed to make your next event a hit. The Kitchen Party Cookbook, Recipes for Potlucks, Shindigs and Good Times in the Maritimes - A collection of recipes that come from the heart. Jenny Osburn complies a selection of delicious recipes that we are sure you will love! $26.95 plus $7 S&H Growing up in Cape Breton— A Memoir by Marilyn Jones about her childhood in Cape Breton 1940’s-1950’s. A wonderful read for anyone who’s interested in Cape Breton. Planter Nova Scotia: 1760-1810. The year 2010 marked the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the New England Planters in Nova Scotia. Follow the history of these people who played an important role in Nova Scotian, and Canadian history. There are four different books in the series, all by Julian Gwyn. Each one is on a different township, Horton, Cornwallis, Newport, and Falmouth. $7.00 plus $3.00 shipping ($8.00 for 4 books). If all four volumes purchased at same time $25.00 plus $8.00 S&H. Hannibal Hoops - Hannibal Hoops follows the story of a young slave boy born on a plantation in South Carolina. During the American Revolution he ends up in Nova Scotia where he chases his dream of returning to his people’s homeland, Sierra Leone. By: Gordon M. Haliburton. $20.00 plus $7.00 S&H. The Nova Scotia Eatons - A genealogical record of the local Eaton family that dates back all the way to the year 1640. By: Charles Ernest Eaton. $5.00 plus $14.00 S&H. Small Communities, Big Dreams - The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival celebrates a unique way of life that relies on the tenets of hard work, good fun, faith, and rural values. This book celebrates 75 years of Apple Blossom history, a local festival that has a special place in the hearts of many. $21.00 plus $4.00 S&H. Nova Scotia’s Golden Age of Sail - This map of Nova Scotia shows where important ports were, lighthouse locations, where pirate’s treasures were buried, and even sea monsters and a ghost ship sighting happened! $1.00 plus $2.00 shipping. Second Chance - Life in Nova Scotia during the American Revolution by Glenn Ells. $20.00 plus $5.00 S&H. Starting Over - Acadians and New England Planters in Nova Scotia in the 1760s by Glenn Ells. $20 plus $5.00 shipping. Kings County Schools. A br ief histor y of schools and school sections in Kings County, Nova Scotia compiled by Nelson Labor and Linda Hart. $25.00 plus $8.00 S&H. . Planter Chronicles - The Planter Chronicles contain 76 pages of articles and photographs telling some of the stories of the New England Planters. These stories are reproduced from previous KHS publications; "Historic Kings County", "The Kings County Vignettes", Volumes 1 – 10 and some new articles as well. $10 plus $4.00 S&H. Kings Co., NS, Quiz Book - How much do you know about Kings County, NS? Challenge yourself and others with the quizzes in this book. $5.00 plus $4.00 shipping.


Township Books of Kings County - Contains data for Aylesford Township, Cornwallis Township, and Horton Township. Over 7500 names, indexed, 157 pages.$25.00 plus $10.00 S&H. Also available as a CD. The information on the CD is in two formats: access database and a text file that can be converted to a word program, spreadsheet or data base program. $25.00 plus $2:00 shipping. Memories of Coldbrook, N.S. - Marie Bishop writes about her early years in Coldbrook with write-ups on 50 Coldbrook families; 356 pictures, maps, 270 pages. $30.00 plus $10.00 S&H. Gypsum Royal Fleet by St. Clair Patter son A histor y of the transpor ting of gypsum from the quarries of Hants County and other parts of Nova Scotia to the manufacturing facilities in the United States $25 Churches of Kings County. Compiled by Linda Har t and Nelson Labor of the Community and Family History department. A brief history accompanies pictures of kings County churches $25 CDs Lineage linked database of "The History of Kings County" (Eaton). This CD merges all the families mentioned in Eaton's book and shows the connecting links between individuals and families. $25:00 plus $2:00 S&H. Kings County Church Records. - over 10,000 records of births, marriages and burials taken from microfilm and put on 1 CD. These records are from many of the early churches in Kings County. .$25:00 plus $2:00 S&H. Kings County Vital Statistics. Produced by the Kings Historical Society, the CD contains the following statistics with instructions included. (1) Kings County Census 1871 - 1881, 1891 - 1901. (2) Kings County Cemeteries Records. (3) Kings County Marriages 1864 - 1909. (4) Annapolis Valley Births & deaths 1864 - 1877. (5) Kings County Deeds 1764 - 1951 (6) Kings County Probate Records 1785 - 1950. $99.00 plus $2.00 S&H .

Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie - The “Expulsion of the Acadians” or “le Grand Dérangement” is one of the saddest chapters in the history of the colonial struggle between Britain and France. This is the story of Evangeline and Gabriel, two young Acadians who were cruelly separated on the very day in which they were to be wed. Evoking both the geography and the spirit of “La Belle Acadie,” Longfellow’s sweeping tale takes us from the tide-washed shores of Nova Scotia’s Minas basin, across the the vast breadth of 18thcentury America, from the Louisiana bayous to the foothills of the Ozarks, to its final, heart-wrenching conclusion in the plague-ridden poorhouses of Philadelphia. The cost is $23.00 plus S&H. Witness to a New Nation - a collection of homes of various shapes, styles, and sizes that saw confederation

Our KHS documentary adventure on DVD Be transported back in time through re-enactments of wrecked sailors slogging through the Minas Mud, and a riveting courtroom sequence filmed at Ross Farm. Join the documentary’s narrator, Kelly Bourassa as he searches the banks of the Canard River for evidence of the 1760 wreck of the brigantine The Montague. $20.00 West Novas– Thomas H. Raddall This well-written 326 page hard covered book required detailed collaboration with West Nova war veterans to arrive at a true picture of what happened inside the Regiment during WW11. Almost every chapter provides examples of the battlefield bravery of individual soldiers and officers by name. Included are 42 pages of wartime photos and maps. First published 1947. $30.00 plus shipping. Aunt Toni’s Diary– Excerpts from the diary of Toni Musial (1947-1951) who was diagnosed with tuberculosis at age 13. Written and compiled by her niece Marilyn Jones, the book also gives a brief history of the Nova Scotia Sanatorium in Kentville, Nova Scotia. $15

Births, Deaths 1864-1877, Annapolis Valley. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Cemeteries of Kings County, NS. - All 100 Kings County cemeteries with complete inscriptions - a zipped CD for PC or Mac. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Census of Kings Co. -Census data for 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 (on one CD). $25. plus $2. S&H.

Clara’s Rib– The true story of a young girl growing up in an Ontario tuberculosis hospital in the 40’s and ‘50’s. Readers of all ages will be drawn into the evolving seasons of Clara’s life of courage, faith, pranks, laughter, first love, despair and hope. $25.00 plus shipping.

Marriages in Kings County, NS - 1864-1909 5,964 recor ds giving br ide, groom, age and parents. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H

Berwick– A wonderful collection of pictures, clippings, and information on the history and families of Berwick Nova Scotia. Compiled by Ron Illsley $25 plus shipping.

Probate Records for Kings Co. - 1784-1949 - Over 25,000 records. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

The Harbourville Connection-This book covers Harbourville, and heads along the shore in both directions to Morden and Black Rock, then down into the Valley to Somerset. There are lots of pictures, tales of pirates on Isle Haute, the infamous Robinson murder case, ships sinking –“more on the shipping of apples and potatoes, farm produce – everything,” $15.00 plus shipping.

Index to Kings County deeds 1764 - 1951 - $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Acadian Church Records 1680-1757 and Acadian Census 1671-1758 $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H. Township Books of Kings County - Contains data for Aylesford Township, Cornwallis Township, and Horton Township. Over 7500 names, indexed, 157 pages. The information on the CD is in two formats: access database and a text file that can be converted to a word program, spreadsheet or data base program. The cost is $25.00 plus $2:00 S&H (Also available as a book - see above) Acadian Church Records 1680-1757 and Acadian Census 1671-1758 - plus many Acadian maps. $25.00 plus $2.00 S&H.

Times to Remember– Major R.G. “Bill” Thexton CD Some recollections of four and a half years of service with the Nova Scotian Regiment. $20 plus shipping Glenn’s Life According to Glenn -Glenn S. Ells Glenn describes the life of a poor farm boy born in the 1930s, his fortunate choice of parents, his education, his years with his wife Leta and his family, his forays into politics and writing and some of his observations on life. $20 plus S&H

Vital Stat CD. Contains all the above information $99

A Place to Belong– Lind Hart .A history of Brooklyn Corner Kings County Nova Scotia $20 plus S&H

Township Books of Kings County - Contains data for Aylesford Township, Cornwallis Township, and Horton Township. Over 7500 names, indexed, 157 pages. The information on the CD is in two formats: access database and a text file that can be converted to a word program, spreadsheet or data base program. The cost is $25.00 plus $2:00 S&H (Also available as a book).

Devils Half Acre – Mabel G. Nichols A comprehensive look at Kentville’s past through photographs and stories $25 plus $12 / Shipping

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Kings Historical Society Donations 2018

We sincerely thank the following people for their kind donations in support of the Kings Historical Society and the Kings County Museum. Donations * Lana Ashby* Ann Coldwell & Margaret Morton * Ruth Butler * Bill & Bernice Naylor * Gillian Poulter * Conrad Davidson * Richard Duncan * Town of Kentville * Municipality of the County of Kings * Doreen Roberts * Doug Bracewell *

In Memory

In memory of Carmen Davison - Elizabeth Stokesbur y In memory of Lillian Doucette—Judith Doucette In memory of Ann Dickinson—Shirley Marston Gifts in Kind -Gillian Poulter * Bill and Bernice Naylor * Kelly Bourassa* Event Sponsors: Basketry Workshop - Kentville Business Community * Soldiers Social - K-Rock * Our Heritage Hearth- *Government of Nova Scotia* Thank you to all who contributed to our Sponsorship Program Bronze Sponsorship - Connie Millet * Dor een Rober ts * Waterbury Newton * Macdonald Chisholm Trask Insurance * John Franey * Chaz and Rita Sweet * Gay and Mary Sponagle * Paddy’s Pub * Lucy Traves Silver Sponsorship - Alice Newcomb * Er ic Cox * Bar bar a Smith * Denton Orde * Gold Sponsorship - Philip and Bar bar a Thor pe * Cyr il and Penny White * Dorothy Walker * Bill and Bernice Naylor *

Platinum Sponsorship - Fr ed Houghton * Gor don and Hellen Kings Historical Society Leave a Legacy We invite you to consider helping to preserve the heritage of Kings County through the planned giving of Cash gifts, Bequests, Gifts of Property, Gifts of Public Securities, and Life Insurance. There are major tax savings to be gained using any of the above. If you are interested in taking advantage of these options please speak to your estate planner advisor.


Importance of Sponsorship Program Please consider donating to our 2018 campaign.

In 2004 we launched our Sponsorship Program. Sponsorship donations contribute to our heating, utilities, cleaning and maintenance supplies, exhibits and preservation of collections. We wish to thank all the Kings Historical Society members and friends who continue to help by donating to our Sponsorship Program, and encourage others to participate. For more information see our web page at and click on “Sponsor”.


$20.00 per person $25.00 per couple $25.00 per organization $15.00 per Student with ID Membership is based on the Calendar year Make cheque payable to Kings Historical Society 37 Cornwallis Street Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 2E2

MEMORIAL DONATIONS In Memoriam donations may be made to the Kings Historical Society in memory of your loved one. This is a continuing way to honour friends or relatives, and provides much needed assistance to the Kings County Museum. * Charitable Tax Receipts are available for all donations.

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