Postcard Courtesy of Robert R. MacDonald, from his great aunt, Sr. Mary Rachel Watt, Bethany, posted on Old Photos of Antigonish Town and County.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152718688248831&set=gm.10152811028074620&type=1 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
2Fik Self-Portrait 2015 After reacting as an Arab, I then reacted as an artist. To me, an artist who dies for their art is nearly the most beautiful expression of their success. This is where my obvious love of drama and theatrics becomes apparent. Moreover, as cheesy as it sounds, Charb’s affirmation resonated with me: “I’d […]
The main street leading from the Church of Nativity, Bethlehem circa 1880 (http://www.old-picture.com/american-adventure/Bethlehem-Street.htm) 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 […]
“A Tribute to the Sisters of St Martha” Speaker: Fraser Dunn Time: 7pm Date: Monday Nov 10th Location: Antigonish Heritage Museum All are welcome.
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=484097 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 […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirkut https://soundcloud.com/user813564484/archie-maclellan-july-11-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 […]
These are just some of the photos taken by Archie MacLellan for the 200th anniversary of the landing at Town Point of the founder of Antigonish, Colonel Timothy Hierlihy. If you find yourself in these photos, please identify yourself by responding in the comment box. You will see Mayor Colin Chisholm, Bishop William Power, Eileen […]
Excerpted from A Politically Incorrect Blog by Joey Ayoub Palestine in 1896 wtdF3tsSrc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaIK8wlAl0 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. […]
St. Ninian’s Cathedral and Mount St. Bernard College, early 1900s. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Wayne Ezekiel