The town of Wolfville and the village of Grand Pré, nestled side-by-side in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley, are home to some of North America's most fascinating history and culturehistory and culture that are very much alive in the area today.
From peaceful, tree-lined streets to wind-swept marshes to awe-inspiring Cape Blomidon, the "Land of Evangeline" boasts a varied and beautiful landscape, justly celebrated by poets, artists, visitors and residents. In this lively book historian and author Brian Cuthbertson traces the evolution of the land and the people. He tells of the Acadian settlers who turned the marshlands into dykelands, the New England Planters who founded Wolfville, the determined Baptists who established Acadia University, and the shared growth of town and gown.
An unparalleled guide to this beautiful region, Wolfville & Grand Pré offers guided walking tours of present-day Wolfville and Grand Pré, with easy-to-use maps, and colour photos of the area's most significant features.
About the Author
BRIAN CUTHBERTSON is a leading historian of Nova Scotia. He has worked as an archivist for the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, is the former published and editor of the Nova Scotia Historical Review and is the former Head of Heritage for Nova Scotia. He has been writing on Nova Scotia history since he first published a biography in 1978 of Richard John Uniacke, entitled The Old Attorney General. Since his retirement in 1995 he has devoted much of his time to research and writing, and is the author of several books on Nova Scotia history, including illustrated histories of the towns of Lunenburg and Wolfville, John Cabot and the Voyage of the Matthew, Johnny Bluenose at the Polls: Epic Nova Scotian Election Battles 1758-1848, and The Halifax Citadel: Portrait of a Military Fortress.