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February 9 Program Postponed Due to Weather.  To Be Rescheduled.

“NOVA SCOTIA AND IMMIGRATION FROM BRITISH ISLES TO NEW ENGLAND”

GUEST SPEAKER: ROBERT ALLISON

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY

Sponsored with St. Andrew’s Society of Massachusetts

 

Robert Allison, professor of history at Suffolk University, will discuss the significant but often overlooked role that Nova Scotia played in immigration from the British Isles to the United States.  Throughout the 19th century, Scots, Irish, English, and Welsh who emigrated frequently went first to Nova Scotia.  While many remained, many moved on to the United States, and particularly to New England.  Residence in Nova Scotia might be a few years, but also might be a generation.  Any number of present-day New Englanders will mention in conversation that an ancestor came from Nova Scotia.  Yet, this aspect of the immigration story seems never to have been integrated into our collective historic narrative. Professor Allison will help right this omission by giving us a sense of the reasons for the Nova Scotia to New England progress and of the motives and experiences of the people who lived it.

 

As many of you know, Robert Allison is a wonderful, engaging speaker. This should be a most interesting program. Everyone is welcome.  There is no admission fee.

 

This program is sponsored with St. Andrew’s Society of Massachusetts, an organization dedicated to preserving Scottish cultural heritage: www.st-andrews-of-mass.org

 

 

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