Chezzetcook Historical Society

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Chezzetcook Historical Society

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The Chezzetcook Historical Society was formed by a group of local residents on January 28, 1974 at a meeting at Lakeview Consolidated School, Porters Lake. On February 12, 1974, the Society’s constitution was drafted and it was formally incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act. The stated purpose of the Chezzetcook Historical Society was to “do historical research into the ethnic backgrounds, cultures, genealogies and industries of the people of the area” encompassing Porters Lake, West Chezzetcook, Grand Desert, Seaforth, Three Fathom Harbour, Head Chezzetcook, Conrod’s Settlement, Gaetz Brook, and East Chezzetcook. The Society would also strive to “work towards the permanent recording and publishing of such historical data” and to “make available such material as may be useful to the School Board for setting up a course in local history”. Additional mandates of the Society were to record and collect documents and artifacts of historical significance, to identify, preserve or restore historical sites within the area, to acquire an historical building for use as a museum, and to encourage beautification programs for villages within the area. The Society was comprised of members who paid an annual fee for membership and was administered by an elected Board of Directors which included a maximum of three members plus officers (a President, Vice-President, one or more Secretaries and a Treasurer). The Society was disbanded sometime around 2006.


Conrod's Settlement (N.S.)
East Chezzetcook (N.S.)
Head of Chezzetcook (N.S.)
Gaetz Brook (N.S.)
Grand Desert (N.S.)
Porters Lake (N.S.)
Seaforth (N.S.)
Three Fathom Harbour (N.S.)
West Chezzetcook (N.S.)

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Revised Nov. 18, 2016 by Laureena Leadbeater


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