StFX Stationary Hospital Unit, No. 9, 1916

StFX Stationary Hospital Unit, No. 9, 1916. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Jeff Parker StFX’s primary contribution to the war effort in 1916 was the recruiting and training of the Canadian Stationary Hospital Unity, No. 9, financed by the Canadian government. StFX supplied the personnel — 12 doctors, 30 nurses, 150 men. Graduation came […]

StFX Orchestra, early 1900s

StFX Orchestra, 1917-1918. Doc Pat Nicholson centre . Courtesy of StFX University Archives, 90-877-3384.  Restoration: Joe Fraser. Nicholson Hall, the highest building on the StFX campus carries his name. Note the drummer in uniform,  possibly part of Hospital Unit No. 9,  which had several talented musicians among its membership. Although it was quite unusual for […]

The 1924 Antigonish Highland Games on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University

The 1924 Antigonish Highland Games on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, a Fundraising Bazaar to build St. Martha’s Hospital. Photographer: William Archibald. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum The Minutes of the Antigonish Highland Society for May, 1924 record an agreement with the trustees of St. Martha’s hospital to stage the Highland Games as […]