Smallpox and Fear of Inoculation

Children suffering in any form will always cause a reaction from parents and making the right choice isn’t always easy.  It was no different when Dr. John Jeffries inoculated children at the hospital on Georges Island near Halifax, Nova Scotia in the eighteenth century.

The Legends and Reality of Sleepy Hollow, Part 1: Headless Hessians

“What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy light! –With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the vast fields from some distent window!”  Ichabod Crane was often “thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among the trees, in the idea that it was the Galloping Hessian on one of his nightly scourings!”

Lost Loyalists: Loyalist Women

In this special edition of Lost Loyalists you will learn about five amazing women’s lives during the American Revolution.  Loyalist women are often under-researched as they did not typically participate in the war as part of the military, but that does not mean that they did not have an impact on its outcome. These women have fascinating stories, and I am happy to share them with you.

The Atlantic Adventures of Lt. Samuel Richard Wilson

The following post features one of the loyalists who is portrayed in our upcoming story mapping project "New Brunswick Loyalist Journeys."  Please watch this page for further announcements on this exciting, new way to understand the lives and experiences of loyalists. 

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