Heritage Tour 2016

REBELS and REFUGEES

In the early 19th century, the Countess of Sutherland embarked on an ambitious socio-economic scheme to convert her vast holdings into large sheep farms. Her tenants, residents of the interior valleys and glens for countless generations, were forced to move in mass. Some gladly left to join relatives in North America while others stubbornly resisted and were forcefully evicted.

 
This great upheaval gave birth to a homogeneous community of Gaelic speaking farmers in the Cobequid Hills which would become the District of Earltown.
 
Join us on July 24th at 3 PM at MacKenzie Cemetery for a guided heritage tour of the final resting place of these rebels and refugees. 
 
For those wishing assistance locating the cemetery, you may assemble at Sugar Moon Farm before 2:45 to car pool.  For more information, you may contact Glen at 902-957-0532 or gmmatheson@gmail.com 

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