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This Month at Scott Manor
The Halifax Explosion – The Bedford Story
Evelyn (Fox) Richardson, renowned Nova Scotian author after whom the annual Evelyn Richardson Literary Award for Non-Fiction is named, was just 15 on the day of the Halifax Explosion.
June Boswell, a researcher with the Fort Sackville Foundation in Bedford, with funding provided by Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Grants Program, has prepared a short documentary video of Evelyn’s experiences as she travelled from Bedford to Halifax on that fateful day. Ms. Richardson’s personal account vividly described her peaceful train trip to the city and the horrible aftermath as she attempted to return home that evening. Images from various museums will highlight her experiences. Musical background has been provided by Rick Gunn and the Bedford United Church choir.
Boswell has also uncovered stories of other Bedford residents who have left written accounts of their experiences during this event.
Presentation of this documentary video and discussion to follow will be held Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 pm at Scott Manor House, 15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford. Limited seating.
Our knowledgable tour guides will be pleased to take you on a tour of Scott Manor House. Complete your experience with a visit to our cozy Tea Room, and take time to browse our Reading Room, collectables, photographs, and books!
15 Fort Sackville Rd., Bedford, Nova Scotia
Canada B4A 2G6
Phone: (902) 832-2336
Open daily in July 1 to August 30 10 - 4 p.m.
The hours for Tuesdays are 12 pm to 8 pm.
Other times by appointment.
Admission is free
TEA ROOM 2 - 4pm
Please note: the tea room operates on a cash only basis.
Wheelchair accessible on ground floor.