The Antigonish Memory Project

Beginning in the spring of 2012, the Heritage Association of Antigonish created a new project designed to document the memories and experiences of elders living in Antigonish town and county. The project was the brainchild of Heritage Association and Museum board member, Fraser Dunn. Fraser, along with other members of the Heritage Association, has been interviewing seniors across Antigonish for years. The Antigonish Memory Project is simply a streamlined, focused approach to capturing these stories.  

To help accomplish the goals of the Antigonish Memory Project a summer student was hired in May 2012 to conduct and record interviews with a variety of seniors throughout the area. The list of seniors is constantly growing and reflects the diversity of the peoples who make up Antigonish, from local business owners and politicians, to Dutch immigrant farmers and Mi’kmaq elders. Through this project, we hope to contribute to the public’s understanding of Antigonish’s history through learning about the individual lives and experiences of the areas citizens.

If you of someone you know might be interested in participating in the Antigonish Memory Project please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 863-6160. While our Memory Project students only interview during the summer we would love to receive your suggestions all year round.

All interviews conducted for the Antigonish Memory Project will be made available at the Antigonish Heritage Museum in visual, audio or transcribed form. We believe these interviews will provide a valuable resource to a variety of community members, from a student conducting research for a paper to a descendant looking to listen to stories told by an ancestor. Please visit the following link;

Text Size