2019 Summer Program

The Scott Manor House 2019 Summer program is now available. From live music to art shows, there is something for everyone. The Fort Sackville Foundation is pleased to welcome back crowd favourites such as Eight of Clay, the Mayflower Quilters’ Guild, the Mayflower Doll Club and LEGO. We are excited to host new exhibitors such …

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June 2019 Newsletter

Content includes: “Meet the Summer Staff” and articles on the Georgian Tea on June 29, Canada’s Historic Places Day on July 6, a tribute to June Boswell, the Fort Sackville Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year, new resources in the Reading Room, Highlights of the Fall, Winter & Spring, and more.

New Monographs Released

The Fort Sackville Press released two new monographs, “Arthur Lismer: The Bedford Years” by Pat Leader, and “The Willis Family Home,” edited by June Boswell, during a Heritage Month gathering of region local historical societies held at Scott Manor House on February 4, 2019. The new monographs were also presented to the Bedford Public Library, …

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New Scott Manor Website

We have a new look on the web, thanks to support from the municipality’s community Grant Program and the District Capital Fund (Councillor Tim Outhit). We hope you enjoy exploring our new site, developed by David Lewis, Union:Design+code and illustrated with many new images by photographer Dave Reyno. Bookmark us and visit often!

Olde Fashioned Christmas—Thank you!

More than three hundred guests from the metro area and other Nova Scotia communities visited Scott Manor House for the Olde Fashioned Christmas Open House on December 1st and 2nd. Fort Sackville Foundation volunteers were pleased to welcome visitors to Bedford’s oldest home, beautifully decorated for the holiday season with burlap bows, evergreen boughs, paper …

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August 2018 Newsletter

Content includes: “Art at the Manor;” articles on the Quoits Tournament played at Scott Manor for the Brenton trophy (last awarded in 1923), and volunteer Bernice Hartnett, “Gardener Extraordinaire;” and “A Little Bit of History—Bedford Coat of Arms.“

June 2018 Newsletter

Content includes: “A Little Bit of History—Quoits;” articles on Dave Selig, our Volunteer of the Year; the April presentation by Commander Gleason about the arctic patrol vessel HMCS Harry DeWolf, the annual Georgian Tea in June, and information on new resources: “The Halifax Explosion—As Told by Evelyn Fox Richardson,” the “Bedford Then & Now Guidebook,” and a computer for improved visitor access to our photo collection.

August 2017 Newsletter

Content includes: reports on the special Canada 150 summer exhibits telling Bedford’s story since 1867, and other summer program events, for example, Gail Meagher’s Lego display, the Arthur Lismer Art Exhibit with presentations by Peter Dykhuis and Freda Hemeon; and summer music. Articles include “Margaret Embree—An Extraordinary Summer Volunteer;” and “A Little Bit of History” about noteworthy tennis player, Jimmy Butler.

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