Nova Scotia: Celtic Connections in the New World
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Join American Ancestors members and friends as we discover the influence of Celtic settlers on a guided adventure through Nova Scotia. Accompanied by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist at American Ancestors/NEHGS and internationally recognized speaker on topics of genealogy and history, we will travel from Halifax to the four-star Cabot Links Resort located between the picturesque coast of Cape Breton and the charming town of Inverness. Here, we will visit the Gaelic College dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Traditional Gaelic Culture and the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, enjoy live traditional music, and more.
Next, we’ll meander along the scenic Ceilidh Trail to Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia, stopping along the way in the historically important town of Pictou, landing site of many Scottish emigrants in 1773. From the stylish and centrally located Prince George Hotel in Halifax, we will experience the best of the historic center and its cultural treasures, from the Citadel National Historic Site to important museums and churches.
Finally, embark on an optional extension through Prince Edward Island, sampling the local culture. We will visit a range of cities and towns across the island, from sleepy Victoria to bustling Charlottetown and Summerdale, enjoying fresh seafood (like PEI’s famous oysters!) along the way. This shared program with the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a treat for the mind and the senses. We hope you join us as we trace Celtic Connections in the New World.
- Monday, September 19: Arrival & Inverness
- Tuesday, September 20: Cape Breton
- Wednesday, September 21: Antigonish, Pictou & Halifax
- Thursday, September 22: Halifax
- Friday, September 23: Departure