After lunch at a little Italian place where I had fish & chips, and Marilyn had a scallop burger, we went to the Yarmouth County Museum. It is in a very unusual location, since it is housed in an old church. As part of the cost of our admission to the Yarmouth County Museum, we were able to tour the Pelton-Fuller house. This was there summer home where they escaped from Connecticut. Mr. Fuller started the Fuller Brush Company for those of you who are old enough to remember the door to door Fuller Brush salesman.
Friday, the 29th’s sightseeing also started out with a stop at Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, NS (both of which were named after Queen Anne. Fort Anne is a National Historic Site that was built by the French along with 3 other previous forts in the 1630s. It was French first, then English, then French, and finally British in 1710. The earthen works are still in place, but most of the buildings are gone other than the officers quarters and a powder magazine. Then we drove across the river to spend some time at Port Royal. In 1604, explorer Samuel de Champlain named the harbor, and in 1605, a group of French men established L’Habitation, a settlement without women because it was a fur trading outpost. The settlement was destroyed in 1613 by an English raiding party from Virginia. Then in 1938/39 the settlement was re-created. They have a docent to explain the history of the settlement, and describe life there. The settlement is a group of buildings linked together to form a square for defense.
Type at you later.