Category Archives: Ottawa House

Katie Belle masting ceremony celebrates Parrsboro’s historic Age of Sail

About 150 people gathered at the Fundy Geological Museum (FGM) today to celebrate the masting of the schooner Katie Belle. “It is a joyful day for Parrsboro,” said Karen Dickinson, Chair of the FGM Board as she turned to cousins … Continue reading

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Marine library named in honour of Parrsboro historian Conrad Byers

The Ottawa House Museum has named its research library after Parrsboro’s much-loved local historian. The Conrad Byers Marine Library was officially opened yesterday at the museum. During a special ceremony, Harriet McCready Chair of the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, described … Continue reading

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Charles Tupper finally admitted to Medical Hall of Fame

Jock Murray says he and his wife, Janet were thrilled last week when they learned that, a century after his death, Sir Charles Tupper is finally being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. “We have long believed Tupper … Continue reading

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Parrsboro holds ceremony to honour the Queen’s long reign

About 50 people gathered at noon today in the newly-renovated Ottawa House Museum to honour the Queen as Canada’s longest-reigning monarch. The 17-minute ceremony was organized by the Monarchist League of Canada to mark the day when the Queen surpasses … Continue reading

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Ancient Tupper tree will be on display at Ottawa House Museum

One hundred and seventy-eight years after it first took root at Acadia University in Wolfville, the Tupper tree, or at least parts of it, came to the Ottawa House near Parrsboro today. The ancient elm was originally planted by Sir … Continue reading

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Sir Charles Tupper was a politician who thought like a doctor

Sir Charles Tupper may have served many years as a prominent Canadian politician, but according to his biographers, Janet and Jock Murray, he thought and acted more like a doctor. “Tupper, we argued in our book, wasn’t really a politician, … Continue reading

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Lightning strikes Ottawa House, damages chimney

Lightning struck the Ottawa House today, damaging the east chimney and blowing small holes in the roof at the front of the building. No one was hurt. Tour guide Linda Littlejohn was in the parlour talking about the history of … Continue reading

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