Cape Breton's North Highlands: An Enduring Community

Creator(s): North Highlands Community Museum

Visitors to this Community Memories Exhibit will enjoy a glimpse of life as it used to be on Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail in the picturesque Cape Breton Highlands.This Community Memories exhibit evolved from the North Highlands Community Museum's outreach project with sixth grade students at North Highlands Elementary School. Working with the museum's archivist, students collected stories from their grandparents on life in this area then and now.

Jacob Wilkie's fascinating interview with his grandmother, Effie was chosen for this collection. Effie recounts her life as the daughter of a lighthouse keeper on remote St. Paul's Island where she lived until the age of 12.

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