Virtual Heritage Fair Workshops 2022

Two Important Events

The unveiling of the Statue of Evangeline in 1904 and a photo from the Acadian Bicentennial in 1955.

Image 1, ca. 1904 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 2, ca. 1955 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5540, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5487

Aerial Views

Aerial views of Wolfville/Acadia and the Gaspereau Valley.

Image 1, ca. 1946 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 2, ca. 1938 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 3, n.d. – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=8362, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=8361, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5467

Two Sketches from Albert J. Hill

Image 1, c. 1866 – “The Old College – Front, Wolfville, N.S.” – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 2, c. 1866 – “Looking East from Wolfville, N.S.” – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=583, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=582

Evangeline’s Well

Two images of Evangeline’s well, Grand Pré.

Image 1, c. 1923 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 2, c. 1923 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5517, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5516

A Panorama

Blossom Time on the Wallbrook Road near Wolfville.

Image c. 1925 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=4575

Longfellow’s Evangeline

Two illustrations of scenes from Longfellow’s Evangeline, taken from prints at the Museum at Grand Pré.

Image 1, n.d. – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 2, n.d. – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=1753, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=1756

Statue of Evangeline

Two different images of the statue of Evangeline at Grand Pré, both including women dressed in historical Acadian costume.

Image 1, n.d. – Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 9764

Image 2, n.d. – Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 14231

https://archives.novascotia.ca/information-service/archives/?ID=746&Language=, https://archives.novascotia.ca/information-service/archives/?ID=1542&Language=

More Landscapes

A view of a farmer and a view of horses grazing, with the Grand Pré landscape in the background.

Image 1, c. 1962 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection –

Image 2, c. 1987 – W.R. MacAskill Nova Scotia Archives 1987-453 no. 3068 –

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5513, https://archives.novascotia.ca/macaskill/archives/?ID=2906

Houses in Grand Pré

A look at couple of the bigger houses in Grand Pré.

Image 1, c. 1904 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection – https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5534

Image 2, c. 1930 – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection – https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5532

Crafts Workshop

This week is all about crafts!

There are several options, all listed below. Whatever you choose, we would love to see your work, so please send photos or scans of your completed projects to elise.blacker@smu.ca.

1 – Colour in one of these Grand Pre Landscape themed colouring pages:

Click to access grand_pres.pdf

https://www.coloringpages101.com/Houses-coloring-pages/14794-Farmhouse-And-The-Field-coloring-page?pdf=1

2 – Write a poem about your favourite Nova Scotia Landscape

3 – Draw, paint, collage, photoshop, etc. anything related to Grand Pré, (or related to your favourite Landscape in Nova Scotia)

4 – Make a scrapbook using images from the Archives to promote Grand Pré for tourism

We are looking forward to receiving your project submissions posting them starting tomorrow! Feel free to keep submitting both projects and completed workshops right up to the end of the month and we’ll be sure to share them.

The above images are both from the Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection and are sketches of Grand Pré landscapes by Albert J. Hill c. 1866. – https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=578, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=581.

Art work of Grand Pré

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=354, https://archives.novascotia.ca/builtheritage/archives/?ID=67, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5537

Several examples of artistic representations of Grand Pré.

Image 1, n.d. – The cover image of the “Evangeline Land” book, which you can find in its entirety through the NS Archives. – Nova Scotia Archives Library: V/F vol. 365 no. 18

Image 2, c. 1935 – A postcard showing the Evangeline Monument and the Memorial Chapel at Grand Pré – Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

Image 3, c. 1930 – Artwork showing “The Old Corner House, Grand Pre, NS” – Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection: Places: Grand Pre: Houses: Old Corner House

Scavenger Hunt Workshop

NS Archives, Nova Scotia Archives Library: V/F vol. 439 no.29.

For this week’s workshop, we have an Archival scavenger hunt! Using the links to the NS Archives’ collections below, locate images fitting these categories:

  • A view of the Church in Grand Pré
  • An image that shows the fields and/or dykes of the region.
  • A piece of artwork depicting the people of Grand Pré (or the larger region).
  • Your favourite flyer, brochure, or booklet that uses Evangeline to encourage tourists to visit the region.

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/

To find these images, especially in the large Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection, make use of search terms, like Grand Pré, Gaspereau, Acadian, Evangeline, Wolfville, etc.! If you are having trouble, ask a teacher or a grown up to help you.

A Series of Landscapes

https://archives.novascotia.ca/macaskill/archives/?ID=2065,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/information-service/archives/?ID=407,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5489

Landscape Workshop

Image from https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/grandpre.

This week, we’d like you to collect a series of images of landscapes and locations around Nova Scotia that you would use to encourage people to visit Nova Scotia.

First, have a look at this collection from the Nova Scotia Archives for inspiration.

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/results/?SearchList1=7

Make note of the way that many of these guidebooks and booklets make use of both Nova Scotia’s natural beauty and the story of Evangeline to draw tourists to the “Land of Evangeline”, or Grand Pré,

Then collect your own images and send them to us. Include a short explanation for your choices, and we’ll be sure to share them on the NS Provincial Heritage Fair social media!

Landscape Postcards

Two postcards featuring the seaside and elements of the landscapes around Blomidon (and, of course, Evangeline).

From NS Archives
Image 1, c. 1906 – A.W.H. Eaton Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1992-309: Hantsport

Image 2, c. 1920 – Nova Scotia Archives Photo: Postcards: Blomidon

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=272,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=289

Recipes Workshop

Image from Rebecca Matthews on Unsplash

In the lead up to June, when we will begin sharing student submissions, we have a series of workshops that we hope your students will participate in. 

The first workshop, following the theme of Acadie that is ever present in the history of the Grand Pré landscape, we come to you with several traditional Acadian foods! Try your hand at following one of the recipes that we have shared, or perhaps your own family recipe, and share images of the results with us at elise.blacker@smu.ca. 

While you are making one of the recipes, think about how the foods would have fit into the daily lives of the Acadians living in Grand Pré, as well as how they fit within Acadian culture today. 

Please make sure that you have adult help, if need be, and be safe in the kitchen.

Recipes:

Fricot – https://tourismnewbrunswick.ca/acadian-chicken-fricot-fricot-au-poulet

Rapure/Rappie Pie – https://www.yarmouthandacadianshores.com/en/things-to-do/rappie-pie/

Tourtiere – https://www.tfcg.ca/acadian-tourtiere

Ploye – https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/144292984/plogues/

Dominion Atlantic Railways Booklet

An advertising booklet from Dominion Atlantic Railways for their Steamship Fleet. The booklet uses images of Nova Scotia and, of course, Evangeline.c. 1900
From: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 N85 G94 no. 6

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=68

Travel to “Evangeline Land”

Images 1 and 2 – The top and bottom of a poster advertising travel to “Evangeline Land” via ship, train, or motor.

c. 1928
From: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 N85 G94 no. 15

Image 3 – The S.S. Evangeline, one of the ships ferrying passengers from America to the “land of Evangeline.”

c. 1930s
From: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 N85 G94 no. 20

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=88,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=92

Evangeline and Tourism in Nova Scotia

Two Nova Scotia tourism promotional images, both using the literary figure Evangeline.

From: Nova Scotia Archives Library
Image 1, c. 1903 – V/F vol. 365 no. 21
Image 2, c. 1894 – F91 N85 G94 no. 4

https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=79,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/tourism/archives/?ID=346

“Old French Willows in Evangline’s Home”

“Old French Willows in Evangeline’s Home”
c. 190-

From: Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5521

Kingsport Seaside

We’ve seen the church, the fields, and the covered bridges; now it’s time for the seaside!

Photo #1 – Kingsport Beach at Low Tide

Photo #2 – Fish Weirs at Kingsport.

From: Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives

https://archives.novascotia.ca/information-service/archives/?ID=1150, https://archives.novascotia.ca/information-service/archives/?ID=1168

Grand Pré Memorial Park – ca 1930s and 40s

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5535, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5541, https://archives.novascotia.ca/mccully/archives/?ID=63,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/mccully/archives/?ID=64

Postcards

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=8369, https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5527

Covered Bridges

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=9109,
https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=9108

King’s County and Gaspereau River

Part of A.F. Church’s Topographical Township Map of King’s County: From actual surveys made, drawn and engraved by and under the direction of A.F. Church, ca. 1864.
– From: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: F/230 – 1872.

https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=813

Gaspereau River, Kings Co.: Airview, ca. 1900.
– From: Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection.

https://archives.novascotia.ca/photocollection/archives/?ID=5465

Northeast Archaeological Research – Aboiteaux

From the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse

The Gaspereau Valley and the Acadian Cemetary at Grand Pré

“Mouth of the Gaspereau, and Grand Pre” – Edith Cooper. Engraving.

Courtesy of the Gaspereau Valley Facebook page

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