The Louisbourg Library – 50 Years (Heritage Notes 12) – by Bill O’Shea

Originally published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society in September, 2000.

The Louisbourg Library – 50 Years

Bill O’Shea

The Louisbourg Branch of the Cape Breton Regional Library opened on October 6, 1950. It was on the ground floor of the Navy League building on Main Street. Christine MacLean was the first librarian…

To read more about the history of the library, please download this free PDF:

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 – historian, writer, researcher

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

Contact Kevin (email):

Twitter: @madformaple


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