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The Court Reporter Fall/Winter 2020. The KHS Wishes Jennifer Winter the Best as she Embarks on a New Career

Kings County Museum

The Kings County Museum is Open by Appointment Only Tuesdays for Genealogical Archives for our members only

Kings Historical Society Board of Directors President - John Dow Vice President– Kathrin Grace Secretary - Jean Gibson Collins Treasurer- Karl Larson Office Manager - Kate MacInnes Adams

Wednesdays for guided tours Thursdays for homeschool groups and children’s tours Please call us at 902-678-6237 to check availability or book. Check out our COVID-19 Protocols on our website

The Kings County Museum is wishing Jennifer Winter the best of luck as she leaves our museum and joins the Royal Canadian Military! Jennifer, who we welcomed in June, made many improvements to our textile collection storage and Museum databases during her time with us and has certainly left her mark on our organization’s history. Although we are sad to see her go and regret that current COVID-19 protocols prevented many of our members and volunteers from meeting her, we are so excited for her as she embarks on her new adventure. Best of luck Jennifer! th

Friday , November 20 4-9 PM

“Blacksmithing” in front of the museum PLUS Cookie give away and get your specially marked envelopes for “Letters to Santa” As part of The Kentville Business Community and Town of Kentville’s

See Page 4 For our new partnership with the North Pole Elf Outreach Department and our

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Fall 2020 Sending off (and Welcome back) the Summer Students: This summer our three students (Charles, Ellen, and Luke) worked hard behind the scenes, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their efforts. As a part of the ongoing inventory and re-organization of the textile collection, they helped to digitize and update storage locations for thousands of objects. Photography of objects was also a focus, and you may have seen on our social media highlights of new photos from our collections of hand fans, eyeglasses, hatpins, hair clips, and more. It was a full team effort by our students to build the new What’s Your Headline? display, as well as design the interpretive elements for the Masonic Lodge exhibit. While Ellen was primarily in the office over the summer maintaining connections with our membership and sponsors, we were able to have her return in September as our Curatorial and Education Assistant. She is currently developing a series of online educational programs to be used alongside our collections database. She has also contributed to our Hallowe'en fundraiser for which we are grateful. Charles, our Archival Assistant has also returned this fall as a volunteer continuing crucial database entry work. Former Curatorial Assistant Luke is currently in Toronto as he starts his first year of the Masters of Museum Studies program.

Is your membership past due? Normally we would love to process membership payments in person, however it is unclear when we will be reopening for drop ins. Memberships run on the calendar year and expire on December 31st of each year. For those wishing to renew their membership, we are offering renewal services on our website (www.kingscountymuseum.ca) or by telephone (902-678-6237) 2


In Memoriam Raymond (Ray) Smyth (1920-2020) “Ray had lived a lifetime before I came to know him...as a youngster growing up on the farm in Waterville, through earlier careers, as a husband to his dear tiny wife Pat, as a father to a large family (Missy, Pearl, Ralph, Eric and Arthur), during an industrious 30-year career tending the apple orchards of the Research Station, and finally when I met him at the Kings County Museum where he was already an established volunteer working with first curator Art Pope.

When I picture Ray he is wearing his favourite red and black checkered shirt...or as the cool days of fall approached his green jacket and green hat with ear flaps, jeans and a pair of heavy work boots. Our greeting was always the same I’d say, “Hi Ray how are you doing today?” and he would always smile that wide smile and reply, “Still Kickin.” For over 30 years he would drop into the museum a couple of times a week to visit or be there when we called for help to fix anything, answer questions about the apple industry or “the old days in general”, chat with students and volunteers, pass the time of day with Richard Skinner, bring in his latest carving, or a newspaper clipping of historical interest...always dated and yellowed with age from being squirrelled away for years. In the early days, he occasionally had a gaggle of lively grandchildren in tow... as the years wore on he would share stories of the new great-grandchildren who had entered his life. Every August 22nd staff, students, and friends would gather in the main office to share a birthday cake and help him celebrate another year. The years passed as they do and Ray started to slow down...he no longer walked at a great speed from his house down to the museum. During his weekly visits, he started to drive down in his truck while Bear (his little black dog) patiently waited in the cab. In time he needed his cane with the distinctive brass knob on the end, an ox horn knob he would explain to those that didn’t know, to help steady him as he got in and out of the truck and to navigate his visits. Eventually, the truck gave way to a red scooter which ferried him between his home, and various stops about town including visiting family or the museum. Finally, that too disappeared and Ray moved to Wedgewood Home for Senior Care where he spent the remaining years of his long life. That marked a change, as all things in life do, and it became our turn (his family and friends) to go to him for visits.

Ray lived a very long life and as we all know just celebrated his 100th Birthday in August. How ironic it is that after making it to 100 years of age, and with the fall upon us and the Valley’s apple crop ready to be harvested that he quietly left this earth. In many ways, Ray’s life paralleled the very thing that he spent so much of it tending and looking after in his job at “the Research Station.” Like those apple trees, Ray took root and spent his life growing in this beautiful Valley. Like the orchards, he weathered many storms over the years but was also able to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the glorious days of a Valley summer. In the end, he even came to resemble an old apple tree weather-beaten and gnarled but also strong and full of character. With his passing, his family and friends can look at the apple orchards in bloom in the spring, or the fall when the trees await the harvest, and be reminded of Ray and know that he will live forever in our hearts and memories.” 3


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The History of Writing Santa The earliest versions of Santa Claus depicted the now jolly fellow as a disciplinarian. The first image of St. Nicholas in the USA showed him disciplining a child and the earliest children’s book features him leaving directions to a naughty child’s parents to discipline them. Early letters from Santa are similarly disciplinarian in nature. Rather then send Santa letters, children received letters from him which commented on their behavior over the year and how they could improve it.

As he does today, Santa traveled in and out of homes via the chimney but during the early years of letter writing so did his mail. Notes from Santa were left by the fireplace for children to find and any responses that replaced them would be collected. During the American Civil War, postal workers began hand-delivering mail to urban centers and the attitude towards mail changed. Previously sending/receiving a letter was a burdensome task that required the sender/receiver to leave their home. With home delivery, people began to find the arrival of a letter a nice surprise. Over the years, as services improved and the cost of postage decreased to an amount that many parents found reasonable to pay for letters. Children began sending letters to Santa and found that he now responded through the post. Santa has become jollier since the 1800’s and now, in 2020, hardly resembles his former image. Children in Canada, and around the world, write to Santa each year during the Christmas season. 4


Two Historical Societies, One WWII Solider

James Gehue’s medals

Letter of regret to James’ mother

Earlier this Fall we were contacted by the historical society of Wommelgem, near Antwerp Belgium, who were looking for information on Canadian soldiers that died in the town during the Battle of Scheldt in 1944. The solider they were looking for in particular was James Alexander Gehue, a Private, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, who was born on December 19, 1920 in Windsor NS and lived in

James Alexander Gehue

Cambridge, NS.

Society President, John Dow, was able to find a photo and more information about Private Gehue and forward it to our Belgian acquaintances. It’s always a pleasure to help researchers and visitors at the Kings County Museum and very special to help folks who reach out from

James’ marker in Belgium

An invitation to explore the Ancient Teachings of the Mi’kmaq Over two days you will become immersed in Mi’kmaw Ancient Teachings: Smudge, Tree Connecting, Guided Meditation, Drumming and Tobacco Ceremony.

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Kedge Remembered

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Lucy Traves (Kings Historical Society member and Genealogy volunteer) continued from our last issue….. A very nice lady named Henrietta Harvey, affectionately called Henri, owned a cabin on the point of the peninsula. She spent every summer at Kedge and very kindly took us on picnics a couple of time a summer. They were always exciting. We met on the dock at 10 am sharp and loaded into the boat. We took two or three canoes tied behind the boat so that we could get from the boat to the beach without getting our feet wet. Nancy and I used to like to each sit at the back of the floor on one of the canoes. We would sing old songs at the top of our lungs. There were several places we went: Slapfoot Beach, Mrs. Thompson’s Island, Hemlock Island and above the Upper Landing. Most of the places were about one half an hour away, but Hemlock Island was much further. It was at the far end of the lake where the Mersey River flowed down to lake Rossingnol. When we got there we had to get into the canoes and paddle down a river before we reached the picnic place. It was a lovely spot with huge hemlock trees and not a lot of undergrowth. One of the guides, usually John Router, went with us to run the boat and cook the meal. When we arrived at our destination, the men would go to the left and the women to the right into the woods to change into bathing suits to sit on the beach and have a swim. It was fun to swim in a new place. John would build a fire in the stone fireplace which had been built in each place. These were left from year to year as well as the picnic table with benches on each side. We would have baked beans or corned beef and eggs and lots of brown bread. It always tasted better out of doors. For desert there would be fruit salad or fresh peaches and homemade cookies. The adults would have coffee made in a big pot hung over the fire from a stick stuck in the ground. Thinking back it was quite a feat to get this all together for about a dozen people, but John always managed. After lunch was quiet time for reading or a snooze. Sometimes we would have another swim before heading back to Kedge. Mr. Lawrence Hayward, a Unitarian Minister, from Newburyport, Massachussets, used to come for his two weeks vacation every year. He always stayed in the Club House. He used to walk the trail with us. He would row us down to the large flat rocks which were just across the lake from the lodge. These had petroglyphs which the Indians had carved there many years ago. There were men in canoes, hunters and lots of animals. We also knew where there was an Indian burial ground in the woods. An architect from Montreal, Mr. Percy Nobbs, had erected a tombstone there with the following inscription “Respect the bones of Mi’kmaq buried here who knew these woods and waters long ago.” The graveyard was very overgrown and we could not make out any words on the stones. The area had originally been the Fairy Lake Reserve of the Mi’kmaq. The Lake was called Fairy Lake. Near the rocks was a little bay, Fairy Bay. There had been a farm there sometime in the past because there was an old orchard. We used to like to go and pick some apples, but they were never very ripe. Also near by there was an old saw mill. There were great piles of sawdust. This is where the logs were sawn to build the clubhouse, the cabins and the furniture. All the wood came from the area. Another excursion we enjoyed was walking out the road from the Upper Landing to Hazen Holdrights and have a corn boil. It was well worth the walk to have as much corn, right out of the field, as you could eat. I can remember eating seven ears one day and not feeling too well later in the day. I didn’t mind, since I had eaten the most. Fred Rogers lived at the Lower Landing about half way from the Upper Landing to the lake. He went out to the post office every morning. He went out to the6post office every evening. He had a horse and a black carriage, a Surrey with a fringe around the canopy over the seat. We used to paddle up to his place to get


The Stockings Were Hung 2020 The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and Christmas is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for the annual The Stockings Were Hung Fundraiser. The ‘Stockings Were Hung’ fundraiser provides stocking items to families who may need a bit of extra help over the holiday season. Due to the growing participation of local businesses, sports teams, service groups, families and many kind individuals the project has grown. Last year the project was able to provide over 1000 stockings. If you would like to contribute to this years fundraiser, the Kings County Museum will be collecting donations for stocking items. Please contact the Kings County Museum at info@kingscountymuseum.ca or (902) 678-6237 to arrange a contactless drop off. Please keep in mind that donated items will be used to stock stockings for youth, grades P-12 and their pre-school siblings. Other ways to be involved: - Drop off a stocking item(s) or toy(s) at one of the host locations (like the Kings County Museum). - Businesses & office groups of all kinds can fill a box together. - Make a donation as a group, business or individual. - “Paying it forward” There will be a promotion encouraging the public to purchase an item at a

On Saturday, November 14th Long time KHS supporter and friend Dorothy (Walker) Robbins will reach that remarkable milestone of 100 years. A Covid friendly event is planned to enable her family and friends to wish her a happy birthday. Location: Orchard Valley United Church, 130 Cornwallis Avenue, New Minas. Time: 2:30 -4:30 pm To allow for social distancing and to permit guests a ***brief*** time with Dorothy please space your visit time. It is recommended those whose last name starts with A- M come some time within the first hour and those from N -Z some time within the second hour. All Covid rules apply so please wear a mask and follow the directions given at the site. NO GIFTS PLEASE. However, if you wish to make a donation in Dorothy's name to Hope for Wildlife or SOS Children's Villages it would be appreciated. If you are unable to attend, feel free to send Dorothy birthday greetings by mail or email. ***Please check Dorothy's Facebook page on the morning of November 14th to confirm the event is 7


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Calling Past Members The Kings County Museum is pleased to host condensed and COVID-19 safe programming after our activities were put on hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We understand that the closure of our building has made it harder for some folks to pay membership fees as we have been unable to welcome visitors and our main office has been closed to the public. If you were unable to pay your 2020 membership fees, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past membership and provide you the opportunity to renew now. All memberships paid in the months of November and December will be valid for the remainder of 2020 and for 2021 Our yearly membership drive is key in the financial stability and overall success of the Kings County Museum. Your membership fees and go towards protecting our building and collection, programming, facilities, repairs, and necessary projects. The generosity shown to us by our members and community for over forty years has played a substantial role in the ability to keep our doors open. If you would like to renew, please return the enclosed membership form to us. We accept cash and cheque by mail or can take payment on our website or by phone.

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Books for Sale 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. Hansford’s account captures what it was like for him and other craftsmen. $15.00 plus S&H 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 S&H.

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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

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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 S&H. If all four volumes purchased at same time $20.00 plus S&H.

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 S&H. 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. $21.99 plus S&H.

Hannibal Hoops - Hannibal Hoops follows the story of a young enslaved 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 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 S&H.

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.

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 S&H. GREAT STOCKING STUFFER!

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 S&H

Second Chance - Life in Nova Scotia during the American Revolution by Glenn Ells. $20.00 plus S&H.

Verses From The Valley by Gordon Hansford. Gordon had 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. $12.99 plus S&H.

Starting Over - Acadians and New England Planters in Nova Scotia in the 1760s by Glenn Ells. $20 plus 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 S&H.

Grist From The Mills – a History of Sheffield Mills by Sheffield Mills Women’s Institute. This book was originally printed in1967 and printed again in 2012. This interesting history of the village of Sheffield Mills, Kings County has been a popular book. $25.00 plus S&H. 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

Kings Co., NS, Quiz Book - How much do you know about Kings County, NS? Challenge yourself and others with the

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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 S&H.

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 S&H.

Evangeline: a Tale of Acadie (Version en français) - 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 vast breadth of 18th-century America. The cost is $23.00 plus S&H.

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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 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 S&H .

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 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 plus S&H.

Births, Deaths 1864-1877, Annapolis Valley. $25.00 plus 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 S&H. Census of Kings Co. -Census data for 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 (on one CD). $25.00 plus S&H. Marriages in Kings County, NS - 1864-1909 5,964 records giving bride, groom, age and parents. $25.00 plus 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 S&H. 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

Probate Records for Kings Co. - 1784-1949 - Over 25,000 records. $25.00 plus S&H. Index to Kings County deeds 1764 - 1951 - $25.00 plus S&H.

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

Acadian Church Records 1680-1757 and Acadian Census 1671-1758 $25.00 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 - see above) Acadian Church Records 1680-1757 and Acadian Census 1671-1758 - plus many Acadian maps. $25.00 plus S&H.

Devils Half Acre – Mabel G. Nichols A comprehensive look at Kentville’s past through photographs and stories $25 plus S&H.

Vital Stat CD. Contains all the above information $99 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 S&H (Also available as a book). Kings Count Vignettes OUR BEST SELLER A series of 11 volumes describing people, places and events in Kings County. Approx. 50 pages each.$7 plus S&H

TWO CROWS SORROW– Laura Churchill Duke -Quiet little Burlington, high on Nova Scotia’s North Mountain. In 1904 it was home to hard working people, passionate lovers, tangles family relations and a murderer. Historical Fiction of a story that culminated in a trial here in the Kings County Museum in 1904 $30 plus S&H Prophet of the Wilderness, Abraham Gesner by Allison Mitcham -

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GREAT STOCKING STUFFER! Minnie of the Maritimes by Judith Tait— When a young woman from a conservative community gets 'in the family way' in 1880 the options for her future are limited. The fortunate ones are sent away to give them a chance for a new life and so it is for sixteen year old Minnie. Her

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Kings Historical Society Donations 2020 We sincerely thank the following people for their kind donations in support of the Kings Historical Society and the Kings County Museum. Donations JoAnne Bezanson, Leona Bezanson, The Tartan Foundation, Frankie Anderson, Bob and Judy Parks, Canada Helps.org, Judith Notron, Anonymous PayPal donation , Burial Grounds Care Society

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Importance of Sponsorship Program Please consider donating to our 2020 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 www.kingscountymuseum.ca and click on “Sponsor�.

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Non profit Kings Historical Society Newsletter. KHS owns and operates the Kings County Museum in Kentville Nova Scotia Canada.The Kings His...

Kings Historical Society Newsletter Fall 2020  

Non profit Kings Historical Society Newsletter. KHS owns and operates the Kings County Museum in Kentville Nova Scotia Canada.The Kings His...

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