14 June 2008

Exhibit on Louisbourg in 1759

An article by Michael Lightstone recently appeared in The Chronicle Herald to discuss an exhibit which opened on 3 June at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, entitled "Halifax vs Louisbourg: The Final Siege". The exhibit "has items linked to the historic siege [of Louisbourg in 1758] and to the famous battle in Quebec a year later" and numbers about 100 artefacts in total. These include "a 3,600-kilogram mortar, a recreated troop transport ship, an array of weaponry and an actual letter from the front lines". The exhibit runs until 2 November and more information about the museum can be found here.

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