Mount Allison University, Oct. 23

October 2014

Johnston Poster

Fredericton, Oct. 22

October 2014

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Oct 10 – Jan 18 / 10 octobre au 18 janvier

September 2014

The travelling exhibit entitled Ni’n na L’nu: The Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island opens at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC, on October 10. It runs until January 18, 2015.

More details at:

L’exposition itinérante intitulé Ni’n na L’nu: Les Mi’kmaq de L’île-de-Prince-Édouard s’ouvre au Musée canadien de l’histoire à Gatineau, QC, le 10 octobre, jusqu’au 18 janvier, 2015. La version française du livre avec le même titre, publié par la Presse La Grande Marée, sera lançé le 10 octobre.

Pour de plus amples renseignements :



Louisbourg & La Rochelle

September 2014

Two new exhibits that explore Louisbourg’s history are soon to open in France. Both will be in La Rochelle (roughly in the middle of France’s long west coast) and both share the overall title LOUISBOURG, Phare du Nouveau Monde. The key people behind the exhibitions are Pauline Arsenault of the Archives Charente Maritime and Annick Notter of the Musée du Nouveau Monde.

Opening first, on 20 September 2014, at the Archives départmentales is LOUISBOURG, Phare du Nouveau Monde, Le destin de ses archives.

Then, on 3 October 2014, at the Musée du Nouveau Monde, LOUISBOURG, Phare du Nouveau Monde, Les desseins d’une ville.

Pour voir l’invitation à ces deux ouvertures, vous pouvez cliquer sur le lien en dessous.


Louisbourg Presentation, Nov. 4

August 2014

I’ve been asked by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, NS to reprise a variation on the presentation – Louisbourg and the Twists of Time – I gave at Government House last year. The talk will not be identical because I have no script just images, but it’ll cover the same sweeping history of everyone’s favourite reconstructed French fortified town. That is, I’ll start with the formation of its harbour 5000 years ago and then proceed quickly through its 18th-c transformation by the French, what happened there in the 19th c and 20th c and then its eventual rebuilding and much more. I’ll close with a peek to what rising seas are likely going to do to the place. Nov. 4th, 7:30 pm. The link to the event notice at the Museum is below.

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Arichat, Aug. 20

August 2014

I’m very much looking forward to my upcoming trip back to Cape Breton. I’ve not been on the distinctive republic of Isle Madame for far too long. That absence ends on Wednesday, August 20. I’ll be at LeNoir Landing, 708 Veterans Memorial Drive, Arichat, talking about the quartet of period fiction I’m halfway through with The Maze and its predecessor, Thomas, A Secret Life. I’ll talk about where those books are coming from and where the series is heading, and do a couple of readings. The event begins at 7 pm.

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