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Nova Scotia: Celtic Connections in the New World
Tour Leader: David Allen Lambert
Spetember 19-23, 2021
Prince Edward Island Optional Extension
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This fall join NEHGS members and friends as we discover the influence of Celtic settlers on a guided adventure through Nova Scotia. Accompanied by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at NEHGS and internationally recognized speaker on topics of genealogy and history, we will travel from Halifax to the four-star Cabot Links Resort located between the picturesque coast of Cape Breton and the charming town of Inverness. Here, we will visit the Gaelic College dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Traditional Gaelic Culture and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, enjoy live traditional music, and more.
Next, we’ll meander along the scenic Ceilidh Trail to Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, stopping along the way in the historically important town of Pictou, landing site of many Scottish emigrantsin 1773. From the stylish and centrally located Prince George Hotel in Halifax, we will experience the best of the historic center and its cultural treasures, from the Citadel National Historic Site to importantmuseums and churches.
Finally, embark on an optional extension through Prince Edward Island, sampling the local culture. We will visit a range of cities and towns across the island, from sleepy Victoria to bustling Charlottetown and Summerdale, enjoying fresh seafood (like PEI’s famous oysters!) along the way. This shared program with the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a treat for the mind and the senses. We hope you join us as we trace Celtic Connections in the New World.
David Allen Lambert, has been on the staff of NEHGS since 1993 and is the organization’s Chief Genealogist. David is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He has also published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2009). David is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, Mass., and a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. He is also the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts.
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