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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O’Regans honoured for contributions to Ottawa House restoration

Three generations of the O’Regan clan gathered at the Ottawa House Museum yesterday for a special ceremony honouring the family for its contributions to the restoration of the 240-year-old building. Colin Curleigh, Chair of the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, thanked … Continue reading

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Kerwin Davison’s rum-running auto

Kerwin Davison’s latest antique auto, a 1929 Nash, recalls the Prohibition days of the 1920s and 30s when bullets and buckshot flew as police vainly strove to dam the flood of illegal booze. Davison worked last fall and through the … Continue reading

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Ottawa House to honour Charles Tupper

The Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum is planning a series of events this summer to honour Sir Charles Tupper nearly a century after his death on October 30, 1915. The events range from a Lady Tupper and Sir Charles Tea Garden Party … Continue reading

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Historical Society takes ownership of Ottawa House

The Parrsborough Shore Historical Society has decided to accept ownership of historic Ottawa House. Society president Colin Curleigh says 34 members attended a general meeting on Monday and after considerable discussion, members voted to accept the provincial government’s offer to … Continue reading

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