September 26, 2018

Sailing into Shelburne Harbour from your corner of the Globe is likely the

most romantic approach to exploring this part of Nova Scotia's South Shore.  

Imagine what it may have been like when the Mi'Kmaq people saw the first sailing vessels arrive in their land....

June 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A visit to the yellow birch tree

Along the main road, near the place where the osprey nest, is a stand of old yellow birch trees. The biggest of them sits apart. Its thick scarred roots spread out and sink down into a moss covered hillock that g...

May 9, 2018

There are numerous accommodations within the Biosphere area that you could use as a base for your adventure. Please consider The Cooper's Inn as a stop along the way.  We'd be pleased to assist you in learning more. Dark Skies at Indian Fields Provincial Reserve may de...

April 28, 2018

Please take a cyber journey to the Nova Scotia archives to access more detailed information about our treasured Shelburne Harbour as seen yesterday, a good many yesterdays ago, as it happens. This map was printed in July of 1798.

The numbers  represent the varying harbo...

Jack was born and lived in Shelburne until grade 4 when his family relocated to New Minas in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

While living in New Minas his parents arranged for art lessons from a local artist.  At age 11, he was instructed in oils for only a short time b...

April 5, 2018

"George Gracie is described in Marion Robertson's KINGS BOUNTY A HISTORY OF EARLY SHELBURNE NOVA SCOTIA. Halifax. The Nova Scotia Museum 1983, as a ''remarkable blind man''. He was one of the founders of a Whalefishing Company formed in 1784 - which unfortunately cease...

March 19, 2018

Part 2: Renovation

The renovation of our house began in spring of 2007, and a year later most of it was complete. First came the heavy-duty infrastructure work, including installing an off-grid integrated energy system consisting of solar tracker and wind turbine.

The al...

March 10, 2018

Anne Yarbrough very graciously granted permission to re publish this and other articles from her Blog. Thank you.


We met on the Internet, our house and us. We cruised around Nova Scotia

on our magical computer machine as if it...

Raw Washed Wool.                      Dyed and Natural Yarns            Crafted on the Loom

Lots of things in Shelburne...

February 18, 2018

David Suzuki's tagline on his newsletters is 'Solutions are in our Nature'.

This piece reflects and in some ways summarizes one of his past newsletter's theme.

It won't be long before 70% of our population will be living in urban areas as opposed to our natural environm...

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Where History Meets Hospitality is a blog about all things Nova Scotian with significant focus on Shelburne & Shelburne County Areas of Nova Scotia's South Western Shore.

Learn about the history, the people and the synergies that make this place we call home...'home'. Sometimes it will be for too short visits. Other times it may be something more extended.

Our readers are invited to comment and add ideas and observations or perhaps be a guest contributor.

Noting points of special interests, activities and events, people, food, music...the list goes on.

And perhaps you'll help us understand and explain the synergies that often contribute to the 'Calm' each of our lives  hopefully knows and appreciates.

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