Category Archives: Events

A Journey of Remembrance

Join us at the Chestico Museum on Wednesday, November 8th at 7 PM for “A Journey of Remembrance”. Cathy & John Gillies will share photographs and stories from their recent trip to France and Belgium. They visited the battlefields, memorials and cemeteries that mark the participation of Canadians in the two World Wars. Many of the sites they visited had… (more…)

Talk on the Sutherland Clearances

The Chestico Museum is pleased to host a talk by Dr. Annie Tindley, Senior Lecturer in modern British History at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7 PM. Dr. Tindley’s talk will be entitled A State of Nature? Clearances, Ownership and Conflict in the Highlands of Scotland, ca. 1790-1900. It will look at the varying… (more…)

2017 Cemetery Tours

The Chestico Museum & Historical Society is pleased to offer guided tours of Port Hood cemeteries this summer. Hear stories of Port Hood’s past by visiting the gravesites of some of Port Hood’s past citizens. John and Cathy Gillies will recount stories of the early pioneers, tragic losses at sea, shipwrecks, mining accidents and other events that affected the people… (more…)

2017 Village Walking Tours

The Chestico Museum & Historical Society is pleased to offer walking tours of Port Hood this summer. Chestico Museum guides in historic costume (John & Cathy Gillies) will bring the past alive as they highlight the people, events, sights and architecture of Port Hood’s past. In addition to telling stories of Port Hood’s history, John and Cathy will focus on… (more…)

Confederation Tea

The Chestico Museum & Historical Society will present a Confederation Tea on Canada Day from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Port Hood Stone House (324 Main Street). This is your opportunity to meet Port Hood’s politicians from 1867! In this photo we see few of the Port Hood residents from that era that we expect to see at… (more…)