The Fort Sackville Foundation is pleased to feature a presentation by author and architectural historian Joseph M. A. Ballard on “The Bluenose Tradition of House Naming” at its next general meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 7 pm, at Scott Manor House. All are welcome to attend.

Joseph M. A. Ballard is a senior preservation consultant with the cultural resource firm, Vineberg & Fulton Ltd. and VP market development with the MIRCS Institute. Joseph has associations with several heritage organizations including Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia (former president), Colchester Historical Society (former president), and the Association of Nova Scotia Museums (current Director-at-large).

Joseph Ballard’s most recent book on our province’s architectural and cultural heritage, Historic House Names of Nova Scotia (Nimbus Publishing, 2018), looks at the once prevalent tradition of house naming. It provides fascinating accounts of the origins and meanings of house names across the province along with a nudge to consider reviving this historically important practice. The Fort Sackville Foundation was pleased to contribute photos from our collection to illustrate two Bedford houses described in his book.

Join us at Scott Manor House on October 15 to learn more about house names that have impressed, helped people find their way, and connected people to their roots and culture.