The Fort Sackville Press publishes monographs and historical booklets researched and written by Bedford historians. Publications are available for viewing at Scott Manor daily in July-August from 10 am to 4 pm, and on the first and third Monday mornings of the month from mid-September to May. Several Fort Sackville Press publications are at the Bedford branch of the Halifax public library. For purchase information, contact the Fort Sackville Foundation.

Monographs

Organizations, Schools, Churches, Cemeteries

  • Brookside Cemetery Corporation of Bedford by George Christie (M2)
  • The History and Story of All Saints Anglican Church Cemetery by Norman E. Fenerty (M18)
  • All Saints Church (1904 – 1979) by R. Gordon Harris (M20)
  • The Bedford Fire Department by Allison Sears (M30)
  • History of Kwebec Chapter No. 27, Order of the Eastern Star, Bedford by Iris Hubley (M21)
  • History of Bedford Lodge No. 104 A.F. & A.M., R.G.L.N.S by Roderick M. MacLeod (M33)
  • My Memories of Early Bedford Schools 1952 – 1984 by Velma Redden (M60)
  • Bedford Schools by George A. Christie (M10)
  • Bedford School Souvenir Christmas Card, 1906 (M42) [lists all pupils by class]

Land Development

  • Land Ownership in Bedford 1749 – 1850 by Stephanie McAllister (M26)
  • Lister – Brockwell Lands by Natalie MacDonald and Nicole Power (M39)
  • Waterlots – Head of Bedford Basin by Stephanie McAllister (M47)
  • Subdivisions of Bedford 1856 -2007 by Robyn Forward (M55)
  • Subdivisions of Bedford Residential Development in Bedford, Nova Scotia 1954 by Robyn Forward (M56)
  • Millview: From Winter Cove to Salt Hill by Robert Tennant Jr. (M23)
  • Isleview by Peter and Joan Christie (M59)
  • The Parks of West Bedford Development by Alison Harding (M61)
  • Development in the Ravines of Bedford South by Kate Hinkins (M62)
  • Phase One of the Bedford Waterfront Development by Emily Côté (M63)
Leisure Activities
  • Quoits: A History of the Activity in Bedford by George A. Christie (M1)
  • The Red Cap Snowshoe Club 1871-1940 by George A. Christie (M7)
  • The Story of the Eleven Club by Marion Christie (M15)
  • Some Memories of Scouting in Bedford 1919-2003 by George A. Christie (M6)
  • Growing Up In Bedford 1914 – 1930 by Marion Christie (M12) View on Virtual Museum of Canada
  • The Story of the Bedford Club by George A. Christie (M5)

People

  • Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf: A Scrapbook Tribute by Marion Christie (M14)
  • The Story of the Four Heffler Families in the Bedford/Sackville Area by Marion Christie (M15)
  • The Story of the Willis Family by Marion Christie (M16)
  • The Irish of Bedford by Stephanie McAllister (M25)
  • Irish Remarks by Robert P. Harvey (M43)
  • Curren Farm by Reg Curren (M37)
  • Families of the 1871 Census [compiled by Nicole Power] (M38)
  • Jimmy Butler – Bedford’s Tennis Star by George A. Christie (M44)
  • Cemetery Walks – Noteworthy People by Allison Sears (M45)
  • History of Bedford Artists by Jessie Kang (M54)
  • Artists of Bedford by Jessica Gay (M65)
  • E. J. Thompson Family by the Thompson Family (M67)
  • Descendants of Jacques Boutilier (Boutiliers and LeBroques) by Carrie Cottreau (M71)
  • Wills: Joseph Scott, wife Margaret Scott, son Michael Scott, brother George Scott; An Act in the House of Assembly to Sell Sackville, in Accordance with the Will of Joseph Scott July 6, 1803) (M35).
  • Joseph Scott and the Scott Manor House [research papers prepared for Halifax Regional Municipality] by Brian Cuthertson and Gillis Architects (M41)
  • Garment Research and Reproduction by Robin Forward (M36) [regarding the Joseph and Margaret Scott costumes by John Renaud]
  • Morning Post at the Manor by W. Terrence Gordon [a historical drama about the Ternan Family] (M76)

Historic Bedford

  • The Barrens of Bedford Reminiscences by George A. Christie (M3)
  • Bedford: A Photographic History by George A. Christie (M9)
  • Memories of Railways in Bedford by George A. Christie (M11)
  • The Bedford I Remember by R. Gordon Harris (M19)
  • Nostalgia by C. Nelson Kennedy, (M22)
  • Selected Industries of the Head of Bedford Bay by Robert Tennant, Jr. (M24)
  • The Evolution of the Practice of Medicine in Bedford by Stephanie McAllister (M27)
  • The Story of Cushing Hill from 1930-2013 by Ruth P. Elliott Jay (M58)
  • The Story of Paper Mill Lake by Janet MacLeod (M64)
  • At The Mouth of the Sackville River 1405 Bedford Highway by June Boswell (M66)
  • Bedford’s Fish Hatchery Park by Heather Campbell (M40)
  • Fish Hatchery Park by Lew Turner (M53)
  • Bedford Then and Now – Half A Century of Change:1963 by W. A. Parker (M49)
  • Lew Turner’s Then and Now Photos of Bedford by Lew Turner (M52)
  • Bedford Then and Now Display Guidebook, March 2018, by Elaine Loney, Jean MacLeod, and  Lew Turner (M72)
  • People, Places and Things by Marion Christie (M17)
  • Dominion Rifle Range by George A. Christie (M4)
  • The Bedford Post Office, 1924 – 1941 by Lillian Fox (M51)
  • Politics in the Village 1921 – 1980 by Kendra Matheson (M31)
  • Treasure Hunting on Bedford Basin by Stephanie McAllister (M46)
  • Guarding The Railway Bridge and Mystery of the Bullets in the Belfry by George A. Christie (M8)
  • Tall Ships in the Basin by Tony Edwards (M57)
  • Stone Walls and Picket Fences of Bedford by Janet MacLeod (M32)
  • Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917 [personal account of Evelyn Fox Richardson] (M68). See video
  • Halifax Explosion The Bedford Story by June Boswell (M69).
  • Halifax Explosion More Bedford Stories by June Boswell (M74)

Nova Scotia History 1700’s

  • Fort Sackville by Lola Doucet (M34)
  • The Piziquid – ChebuctoTrail by Jonathon Fowler (M50)
  • History of 18th Century Nova Scotia as it Relates to the Settlement of Bedford, The Scott Manor and
    Halifax 1750 -1800 by Brenton Haliburton (M48)

Historical Booklets

  • Heritage Walk #1 Old Central Bedford (HB1)
  • Heritage Walk #2 Main and Lower Roads (HB2)
  • Heritage Walk: Andrew Cobb Walk (HB3)
  • Heritage Walk: Eagle’s Nest Walk (HB4)
  • A History of Fort Sackville (HB5)
  • Scott Manor House: A Rare Architectural Treasure with a Special History by Yan Desormeau, with Helen Dewar and Ann MacVicar (HB6)
  • A History of the Windsor/Pisiquid Road by Helen Dewar (HB7)
  • The Life of Colonel Joseph Scott by Helen Dewar (HB8)
  • Inns and Hotels of Bedford by Chantal Gray (HB9)
  • A Day in the Life of the Scott Family by Chantal Gray (HB10)
  • History Hunt: Games, Colouring and More! by Chantal Gray (HB11)
  • Bedford Golf Club by Alison Leadley (HB12)
  • Bedford’s Irish Town Walk by Stephanie McAllister (HB13)
  • Halifax 1750 -1800 by G. Brenton Haliburton (HB14)
  • The Life of George Scott: 1722-1767 by Emily Côté (HB15)