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1887 - 1899 - The Department of Railways and Canals expropriates.66 of an acre of the King's Road Reserve for the Cape Breton Railway. From 1887 - 1899 the railway line is constructed. This action divides the homes of the residents of the King's Road reserve from the shores of the Sydney Harbor, where they fish.
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Membertou Heritage Park - Celebrating Heritage and CultureCelebrating Heritage and Culture

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Membertou is a thriving community located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaq people of Membertou and their ancestors have lived in this area since time immemorial, long before the arrival of the Europeans to these lands.

The culture and history that the Mi’kmaq of Membertou maintain are gifts that have been passed on to them from their ancestors. Their oral history and traditions are significant and unique when considering Indigenous experiences. More...

Membertou is a thriving community located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaq people of Membertou and their ancestors have lived in this area since time immemorial, long before the arrival of the Europeans to these lands.

The culture and history that the Mi’kmaq of Membertou maintain are gifts that have been passed on to them from their ancestors. Their oral history and traditions are significant and unique when considering Indigenous experiences.

The Community of Membertou and its Elders recognize the importance of sharing their exclusive culture and history will all people, and realize that this sharing and celebration must come from the community itself.

The Membertou Heritage Park consists of a five-acre site that offers a living history of the people of Membertou. A large indoor exhibit and program area offers the visitor full immersion to an ancient culture. Outdoors, the visitor will experience traditional medicine gardens, demonstration areas, storytelling and performances in the amphitheatre.

The Park will honour the spirituality and the strength of the Membertou people telling the story of Membertou, educate and share the Mi’kmaq culture and assist in preserving the Mi’kmaq heritage. Through the Membertou Heritage Park, all peoples will have the opportunity to touch, feel and learn while experiencing first hand the rich culture that is Membertou. Less...


 

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