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 a connection to Port Hood men and women who served overseas.

Admission is free. Donations to the Poppy Campaign will be gratefully accepted.

Celtic Colours 2017 Storytelling

In conjunction with Celtic Colours , the Chestico Museum will host a “Tales of Rum Running & Moonshine” Storytelling Session on Tuesday, October 10th from 2:00 until 3:30 PM. 

Among our storytellers will be Blaise Beaton, John Gillies, Janet McManus and John Philip Rankin. They will share stories dealing with rum running, moonshining, prohibition and bootlegging in our area. An actual “still” will be on display and its history will be told. Secrets hidden in the past will be “rooted out”…true stories told in good humour. Audience members will be encouraged to participate if they want to share their own stories.

Admission is $10. Tea, biscuits and oatcakes will be served.

Prior to our Storytelling, you can purchase a delicious soup and sandwich lunch for $10 at St. Stephen’s Church Hall from 11 AM until 1 PM. After lunch you can browse their sale of assorted local crafts.

A roast beef dinner with all the trimmings is available that evening at St. Peter’s Parish Hall from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. The meal is sponsored by the Port Hood Knights of Columbus. The cost is $16 for adults and $8 for children under 12.

And of course our Close to the Floor show will be held at Strathspey Place in Mabou at 7:30 PM. Hopefully you have purchased your tickets because the concert is sold out!

We look forward to seeing you this year during Celtic Colours!

Final Ceilidh: August 31, 2017

The final ceilidh of our 2017 summer ceilidh series will be Thursday, August 31st at 7 PM at the museum.

This week our entertainment will be:

Elizabeth MacInnis – Fiddle

Sarah MacInnis – Piano & Vocals

Peter MacKenzie – Guitar & Vocals

Admission is $5. Tea and light refreshments will be served following the show.

We hope to see you Thursday as we close out our 2017 Summer Ceilidh Series!

Next Ceilidh: August 24, 2017

The eighth ceilidh of our 2017 summer ceilidh series will be Thursday, August 24th at 7 PM at the museum.

Our ceilidh this week will feature:

Dawn & Margie Beaton – Fiddle & Piano

Lynn Chisholm – Guitar & Vocals

Admission is $5. Tea and light refreshments will be served following the show.

Hope to see you there!

Talk on the Sutherland Clearances

Dr. Annie Tindley

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 and sometimes conflicting perception of land and landscape in northern Scotland from the dawn of the age of ‘Improvement’, through the clearances and rural protest from the late nineteenth century. Who decides about land in Scotland? What evidence is used to make those decisions? And, crucially, what is it that people want to see in terms of land use and ownership? Land reform is one of the most important political issues in Scotland today and this talk will track the historical pressures and drivers that have created this combustible situation with a particular focus on the Sutherland Clearances, events which prompted many Highlanders to leave Scotland for Canada.

Admission is free – donations are gratefully accepted.

1 2 3 4 5 48 49