Antigonish Memory Project

The Antigonish Memory Project has been on-going since 2012. It is an initiative to preserve the stories of Antigonish through collecting oral histories from elders in the community. The project was the brainchild of Heritage Association member Fraser Dunn. He, along with other members of the Heritage Association have been interviewing seniors across Antigonish for years. The Antigonish Memory Project is simply a streamlined focused approach to capturing these stories.

To accomplish the goals of the Antigonish Memory Project a summer student was hired in May 2012 to conduct, record interviews with a variety of seniors throughout the area. The list of seniors is constantly growing and reflects diversity of the peoples who make up Antigonish, from local business owner and politicians, to Dutch immigrant farmers and Mi’kmaq elders. Through this project we hope to the public understanding of Antigonish’s history through learning about the individual lives and experiences of the area’s citizens.

If you, or someone you know may want to participate in the Memory Project, or if you would like to learn more please contact us 902-863-6160

All interviews conducted for the Antigonish Memory Project will be made available a the Antigonish Heritage Museum in visual, audio or transcribed form. We believe these interviews will provide a valuable resource to a variety of community members, from a student conducting research for a paper to a descendant looking to listen to stories told by an ancestor.

See videos of the project

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