In the Spring of 2003, it became clear that many of the documents and pictures that hold the stories of the communities around Hubbards were falling into decay and needed to be preserved in some way. The idea was launched to use technology to not only preserve the documents but also to provide much greater access to them for the people who lived here or who wanted to know these stories.
Funding was granted through the Halifax Regional C@P Association and the Hubbards Area Heritage Collection project began. Material that had been stored in the J. D. Shatford Public Library and the Heritage Society office as well as in people’s homes was collected and digitized and loaded on the Web site so that people everywhere could see the pictures, read the articles and hear the stories that make up the rich history of this area.
We are indebted to the members of the Hubbards Heritage Society who have provided much of the content for the site, for the many photographs from Ned Norwood’s collection and many others in the community who helped to make this project possible.
The website has since been updated with new albums and information in the Summers of 2013 and 2014. We hope to see the site grow as more pictures and documents are scanned to add to the stories.
The Hubbards-Tantallon C@P Board for initiating the funding proposal for the project.
Elaine Murray, Branch Manager, Hubbards-Tantallon Library for her support and guidance.
Garth Smedley of the C@P Board for generous technical support with creating the original website.
Sheena Masson of M@sson Communications and Ben Howell Davis for design and construction of the original web site, image processing, and database.
Lindsay Schnare, Hubbards Heritage Society Summer Student (2013/2014), for design and construction of the newest version of our website.
Lenny Poirier, Hubbards Heritage Society, for his continued support of our website, Facebook page, and for making application for funding for our summer students.
Edmund (Ned) Norwood, Hubbard Heritiage Society, for generous use of the photographs by Robert Norwood.
Roy and Lois Harnish for documents dating back to the early 1800's.
Joanne E. Eldershaw for copies of deed from Mill Cove, c. 1800.
Rhys Harnish for images and articles about The Shore Club and the Dauphinee Inn.
Cherry Hunt, Jill Cochrane, and the family of Robert John Keith for photographs and documents.
Greg Simms, Hubbards Heritage Society-Chair. Along with chairing our monthly board meetings, recruiting new members and maintaining a viable organization & flow, Greg is instrumental and has a hand in in all happenings of our society.
Judy Hopkins, Hubbards Heritage Society- Vice Chair. Her continued support of our society particularly our annual 'dinner theatre' for which she writes all the scripts & oversees the flow. Acquiring relative historical data on families, individuals and institutions through a series of personal interviews from which historical profiles are compiled.
Ann and Andy Hare, Hubbards Heritage Society. (See John Stone).
Rowyn MacLean, Hubbards Heritage Society
Glen Dorey, Hubbards Heritage Society
David Murdoch at NS Access
Karen Rieber, St. Margaret's Bay Region Tourism Development Association, Hubbards Visitor Information Centre, Hubbards, NS
Barbara Peart, author of As the Last Leaf Fell for permission to quote her work in the History and Timeline section.
Alfreda Withrow author of St. Margaret's Bay for permission to quote her work in the History and Timeline section. All excerpts from St. Margaret's Bay by Alfreda Withrow, published in 1997 by Nimbus Publishing, Ltd are reproduced with consent of the author and publisher, February, 2004. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
Mary Jane Dorey, for her continued support of our society and filling the role of secretary for a number of years.
John Stone, Hubbards Heritage Society. John continues to support our society in particular by MCing our annual 'dinner theatre' (at times supported by Andy Hare).