Saturday, February 19, 2011

Post # 500

I usually try to avoid being too self indulgent in the pages of this blog but, something tells me that I merit a bit of indulgence today. While I find it difficult to believe, this is actually post #500 of the Annapolis Royal Heritage Blog. As visitors to the O'Dell House Museum have often heard me say, "we are a small community but, we have a lot of history". Since October of 2008 I have tried to use this blog to provide information about the historic events, activities, and people of the Annapolis Royal region. There has been a mix of the ongoing life of our community with historical images brought forth from the AHS Archives. There have been some celebrations and some occasions to mourn. Hopefully this material has been presented with some levity and humour in addition to the cold hard facts. It has been an interesting ride with some lessons learned about how history, even the history of a small town, can play a role in the age of social media. I would like to thank all of the people who have taken the time to read, comment, distribute or otherwise enjoy the blog. Your feedback and ideas are appreciated.

For this festive occasion I have brought back one of my favorite historic images. This carte de visite is a photograph I purchased at the Annapolis Royal Farmer's Market a few years ago. The image was taken in Saint John, New Brunswick and does not have connection to Annapolis Royal that I know of. I have encapsulated this photograph in Mylar and I keep it mounted on the wall by my desk at work. I have done this so that I am never the most crazy person at the museum.

All for now,


  1. Congratulations on the milestone and keep up the good work Ryan. I enjoy the articles.

  2. I'm completely grateful for all 500 posts in your blog. When we move there in a couple of years I will know more about AR and the area than I do about where I live now! I always look forward to reading your posts - they take my mind to where my heart already is. Bill and I often comment on how we'll have to go see this or that the next time we're there based on some of the things you write about.