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Nov 26, 2014 7:00 PM
Quebec City , QC

In the Morrin Centre’s upcoming Connecting Through Culture event, Steven L. Cameron, co –founder of Coirneal Cealteach (an Irish Heritage group) and former Vice President of the Literary & Historical Society of Quebec, introduces his first book, Hill Search, which gives the real story of Robert Corrigan’s 1855 murder.

“Ribbonmen in the hills, armed Orangemen on the roads, body snatching, a lost cemetery, secret burials, intimidation & faction fights? Hill Search is this and more. The author resets the story, introducing us to new characters, and corrects the many errors ‘out there’ about what really happened. Set in the hills southwest of Quebec City, Hill Search is also the story of our early ancestor settlers.”

Passionate about preserving the Irish footprint of the early settlers, this rendering of the Robert Corrigan Story is the first in a series of local stories to be published. Five other murders, a few local 1837 Anglo Patriotes, the arrival of cholera in the area, and the story of the settlement of the Craig’s Road are but a few of the challenges of the next publication. He lives with his wife, Diane, on Tir-Na-N’Og, Ste. Agatha de Lotbiniere.

Tickets are available free of charge through morrin.org, or by calling 418-694-9147.

Tickets free of charge – please reserve in advance.

Event Host: Morrin Cultural Centre

Nov 28, 2014 10:00 AM
Kingston, ON

P.A. Day Program for Participants Ages 8-12

Western medical beliefs and practices were remarkably different 1000 years ago. Learn and play simultaneously with an imaginative game about medieval life and health care. What would have been your fate in medieval times? Participants will also learn about medieval dentistry and make their own Tooth Puller necklace!

Fees:$5 per participant (No charge for accompanying adults)

Pre-registration required: TO register please call 613-546-4291 x3171, email info@museumofhealthcare.ca or book online.

Event Host: Museum of Health Care

Dec 04, 2014 7:00 PM
Whistler, BC

Join us for this historical and scientific discussion of environmental change in Alta Lake in the past, present, and future. The event will start at 7:00pm and there will be a cash bar. Free to attend.

During the summer of 2014 Professor Ian Spooner and graduate student Dewey Dunnington from Acadia University, working with members of Cascade Environmental Resources Group (CERG), conducted some exciting research on Alta Lake. Using a core sampling technique, they collected intact samples of the layers of sediment on the lake bottom to better understand how the lake and its watershed have reacted to both natural and man-made change. This technique is known as paleolimnology. Most studies only look at the way the lake exists now – paleolimnology allows us to study the history of a lake too. Every centimeter of sediment represents about 5 years, so some of the material in these samples is as much as 400 years old!

Alta Lake is an important ecological component of Whistler Valley, and since western settlement of the region, has been an essential resource for residents and visitors alike. It is also historically significant – so much so that the town itself was called “Alta Lake” until 1975. The history of the lake from a human perspective has been recorded in the pictures and writings of the residents of the valley, many of them kept in the archives of the Whistler Museum.

While we have watched the lake from its surroundings, the lake has also observed us, recording environmental change through the slow accumulation of material as it washes into the lake, year after year. The sediment from the bottom of Alta Lake allows us to better understand how the lake and its watershed have reacted to both natural and human-made change, and will help us evaluate our management strategies going into the future.

On the evening of Thursday, December 4th, Dewey Dunnington will be presenting his findings to the community at the Whistler Museum. To complement this Executive Director of Whistler Museum, Sarah Drewery, will also be presenting on the history of settlement around Alta Lake.

Event Host: Whistler Museum

Dec 10, 2014 7:30 PM
Halifax, NS

As part of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Public Lecture Series, Deborah Trask of the Nova Scotia Museum will present “Putting the War of 1812 to Rest," a review of the human scale of the War of 1812 in Nova Scotia, as evidenced in the burial places.

The society meets monthly from September to May inclusive to hear and to discuss individual papers about personalities, places and events integral to the history of Nova Scotia at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. Society lectures are open to the public and are completely free. Lectures are followed by refreshments.

Go to the ROyal Nova Scotia Historical Society Website here for additional details.

Event Host: Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society

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