Sydney, April 23

Published April 4, 2015 by A.J.B. Johnston

I am pleased to copy and post here the press release issued a few days ago by Ken Donovan, about the next meeting of the Old Sydney Society on April 23.

To Members and Friends of the Old Sydney Society:

AJB Johnston and Anne Marie Jonah will speak at the next meeting of the Old Sydney Society on 23 April 2015, 7:30 PM at the Centre for Heritage and Science (the Lyceum), Sydney. The title of their talk is:” An Historical Retrospective: Louisbourg Over time and Louisbourg Reborn.”

The April 23 meeting of the Old Sydney Society features two separate but inter-twined presentations on Louisbourg. They are by Parks Canada historian Anne Marie Lane Jonah and former Fortress staffer, AJB (John) Johnston. They will reprise well-illustrated talks they gave in France in November 2014, only this time in English. John goes first with a presentation he calls “What is it, this Louisbourg?” It’s a look at the ever-changing nature of Louisbourg across a broad span of time. John begins with a few personal recollections then highlights many of the different identities the once fortified French seaport has had over the span of two and a half centuries. Anne Marie takes over with an exploration of the history of “Louisbourg Reborn,” considering the processes that led to the recreation of Louisbourg, and our relationship with it today. As well, Anne Marie will discuss the connections between Cape Breton and La Rochelle in western France, with an overview of the cooperative projects we have undertaken in the last five years.

This talk will be streamed live to the internet at:

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