The last several hundred years in Nova Scotia's Western Valley. In this
section you will gain a better understanding of the unique characters and
sequence of events which define the history of this region.
The story of a Black Loyalist woman, her escape from slavery in America,
life in Nova Scotia and decision to leave the continent.
In 1806, a British naval officer wrote a letter depicting the events of
his life. He explains the end of the American Revolution and the subsequent
migration of Loyalists to Nova Scotia.
The Scots arrived in Nova Scotia in 1629. This is the journal of a Scotsman's
adventure across the Atlantic. He explains his decision to leave Scotland
and come to Nova Scotia.
Follow a master shipbuilder around the docks as he explains the techniques
behind building a quality vessel and its importance to the economy.
Mi'kmaq Chief Membertou solidified a relationship with the French settlers.
This is the tale of the legendary Membertou and the impact he had on the
history of the Western Valley.
Charles de la Tour, son of Claude de la Tour,one of the first settlers to
come to Acadie, recounts the story of his family's experience in the new
In 1755, the Acadians were deported from Acadie. Listen as one young woman
recalls the day she escaped deportation and tells how it changed her life.