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February 20

O'Dell Fort Anne through the Centuries

citadelonstage-cover Join us for the opening of “Fort Anne through the Centuries” and celebrate Heritage Day with our guest lecturer A. D. Boutilier, who will present The Citadel on Stage.

The Citadel on Stage is a lively and entertaining social history. While it is a biography of the people of Halifax during the colonial era, it is also the story of the British army and Royal navy in a garrison town, and a study of the relationship of politics, religion, economics, and culture, as well as social activities in pre-Confederation Halifax.

In his own style, A. D. Boutilier paints a vivid picture of the comedy and farce inherent in upper class society and in the British institutions moored at Halifax until 1867.

Born in Sydney Mines, A. D. Boutilier is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University, with a B.A. in English and Psychology, as well as an M.A. in Atlantic Canada Studies.

He has written several short stories and poems, a yet to be published social history of colonial Halifax, and a third book on post-colonial Halifax. He and his wife, Rosanne, reside in Fall River, Nova Scotia.

O’Dell House Museum
136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The book is published by New World Publishing.

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February

O'Dell Fort Anne through the Centuries

fortanne-small The O’Dell House Museum and Fort Anne National Historic Site invite you to this exhibition of maps, lithographs, and photos from the Fort Anne archives.

This collection, at one time or another, was exhibited in the museum of the Officers’ Quarters at Fort Anne.

In celebration of Fort Anne’s 100th anniversary, as Canada’s first administered national historic site, the Annapolis Heritage Society is pleased to host this collection of seldom-seen images and memorabilia.

2nd floor of the O’Dell House Museum
136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Official Opening: Monday, February 20, 2017 at 1 pm
Inclement weather date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1 pm

Exhibition: From Monday, February 20 to Saturday, April 15, 2017

Times: Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 4 pm, Friday 1 – 8 pm, Saturday 1 – 5 pm
Note: Closed for lunch between 12 noon and 1 pm

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O'Dell O’Dell House Museum Permanent Collection

2016-odell1 Step back in time to Victorian Annapolis Royal and explore the many treasures found within the rooms of the Inn.

2016-odell2 Tour guides are on site daily and self guided tours are available.

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