St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Arisaig, 1928 St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Arisaig, 1928, after the fire burned the steeple. It was rebuilt the same year.  Photograph Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Musuem

Pilgrimage to Bethlehem: 1880 Photo

The main street leading from the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem circa  1880 ( One of the early pilgrims to Bethlehem was St Jerome who visited here while on a pilgrimage around the Holy Land,  before taking up permanent residence  in 386 AD. While living in Bethlehem he  set up a monastery and pilgrim hostel to […]

1866 Headstone uncovered at Tenbrinke home in St. Andrews   This CTV story with Dan MacIntosh unfolds the story of the 1866 headstone of Catherine Livingstone, found buried at doorstep of the 150-year old home of Mary and Jerry Tenbrinke in St. Andrews. Catherine MacGillivray, an amateur researcher with the Antigonish Heritage Museum, says a major clue in solving the mystery of the headstone […]

Archie MacLellan on the Circuit Camera At first glance, local photographer Archie MacLellan, thought that our signature photo of the 1924 Highland Games was taken with a circuit camera.  This speaks well of the restoration process, which involved piecing together two very damaged photos, to create that illusion.  Click on the link above to hear Archie tell the […]

What did Palestine look like in 1896?

Excerpted from A Politically Incorrect Blog by Joey Ayoub   Palestine in 1896 wtdF3tsSrc A film footage of Palestine in 1896 was recently published online thanks to Lobster Films. It shows Palestinians of all faiths – Christians, Jews and Muslims – living side by side, and praying side by side. I transcribed the narration below. […]