1995 – A Year of Commemoration (Louisbourg Heritage Notes No. 4) – by By B.A. Balcom, A.J.B. Johnston, William A. O’Shea

Published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society in February 1994

1995 – A Year of Commemoration

By B.A. Balcom, A.J.B. Johnston, William A. O’Shea

Historic Louisbourg will be a busy town in 1995. That year, the Town of Louisbourg and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site will commemorate significant events of a colourful past. 1995 will mark the 275th anniversary of the “official” founding of the fortress and the 250th anniversary of the New England siege. It will also be the 100th anniversary of both the arrival of the Sydney and Louisbourg Railway and the commemoration by the Society of Colonial Wars….

Download the entire Heritage Notes No. 4 here (for free and with permission):

The writer:

William A. O’Shea was a researcher, historian, and manager for Parks Canada / Heritage Canada. His professional life was dedicated to learning more about and teaching Canada about the history of our country. One of his personal passions has always been to learn more about local histories and share them with the broader community. He was a founding member of the Louisbourg Heritage Society, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) and wrote many books and articles about the town of Louisbourg and the surrounding area. He called Louisbourg home for more than 30 years. Until his passing on October 14th, 2019, he resided in Cornwall, Ontario near his home town of Long Sault, Ontario. 

William A. O’Shea (Bill O’Shea) – historian, writer, researcher

This site is maintained by Kevin O’Shea (son of Bill O’Shea).

Contact Kevin (email): makingbetterteachers@gmail.com

Twitter: @madformaple


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