Fieldwood Heritage Society

Canning, Kings County, Nova Scotia

Archive: FHS Events of 2010

2010 April 25

Cash bar at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:00pm

Fieldwood Heritage Society

23rd Annual Dinner Meeting

Location: Lions Hall
1000 Seminary Avenue, Canning

Tickets $25 each

For information call
Roleen at 582-3501 or Bonnie at 582-3873

Poster: Fieldwood Heritage Society, 23rd Annual Dinner Meeting, 25 April 2010
Fieldwood Heritage Society, 23rd Annual Dinner Meeting, 25 April 2010
Poster by Neil Bennett

Wilf  Carter
Old Time Country Night

May 29, 2010
7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Northeast Kings Education Centre
1816 Bains Road, Canning


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Caroll Edwards
Nathan Haley
Harold Hunt

Tickets $10
at the door and from
Cochrane's Pharmacy
in Canning and in Wolfville

The Wilf Carter Room at the Museum
9806 Main Street (Hwy 358)
will be open from 2pm to 5pm
on the day of the show.

For information 902-582-3320

Proceeds for the Wilf Carter Room,
Canning Library and Heritage Centre

A project of the Fieldwood Heritage Society

Fieldwood Heritage Society

Join us
for an afternoon
at the

9809 Main Street / Highway 358 / Highway 221

August 22, 2010
3 to 4 pm

The 3rd Heritage Lottery draw
will take place between 3:30 and 4:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served
on the lawn of the house.
The house will be open.

If you wish, bring a chair.

Phone numbers for additional information:
582-7699 Fieldwood Heritage Centre, Tuesday - Saturday 9:30-5:30
or Roleen 582-3501(Please leave a message)

3rd Heritage Lottery

The draw is on Sunday, August 22
at the Dickie-Baxter House.

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.

1st Prize: $1000

5 Prizes each of $100

Only 500 tickets will be sold.
All proceeds go to the restoration
of the Dickie-Baxter House.

Tickets are available at the Heritage Centre
10:00 - 5:30 Tuesday through Saturday.
Tickets can also be purchased from directors
or call Roleen Oglive at 582-3501.

Dickie-Baxter house

        The Dickie-Baxter house was built in 1852 and was possibly constructed by Silas Patterson, a renowned builder during one of the building booms in Canning.  He also constructed Victoria's Inn in Wolfville, the Newcombe House in Lower Canard, Bessie North's house and 9732 Main Street in Canning.  It was home to two prominent Canning families, the Dickies and the Baxters. The Dickies, Eliakim E. and Hon. Charles, M.L.C., were prominent merchants and ship owners in Canning.

        The Cornwallis Valley Railway was incorporated in 1887.  Hon. Charles Dickie was instrumental in bringing the railway through Canning and his son, David M., was secretary of the CVR.  Meetings concerning the railway were held around the dining room table in this very house.  The railway's main line track went through the north end of the property where its remains are visible today.

        William H. Baxter, who acquired the house in 1887, was a Master Mariner and prominent shipbuilder.  The house passed through his family to his daughter, then to her nephew in Boston and thence to his nephew in California, Frederick Smith.  Mr. Smith donated the property to the FHS in 2006.

        This classic Gothic Revival building is an excellent representation of 19th century architecture in Nova Scotia.  With very few renovations it has maintained its style.  However, with the passing of time, nature and mankind have taken their toll.  The house is important to the historical Canning street scape.

        FHS is preserving where possible and restoring the house.  We plan to enlarge our museum space by moving in as soon as possible.  To date, we have re-roofed, re-built the front entry, brought electricity in underground, and made many repairs.  There is still a long way to go, hence the Heritage Lottery.  Please purchase your tickets and join us on August 22nd at the Dickie-Baxter house.

Fieldwood Heritage Society
Fieldwood Heritage Society, 9809 Main Street, Canning: Dickie-Baxter house, 11 August 2010
Historic Dickie-Baxter house, 9809 Main Street, Canning
Photographed on 11 August 2010

9809 Main Street, Canning: Dickie-Baxter house, 22 December 2005
Historic Dickie-Baxter house, 9809 Main Street, Canning
Photographed on 22 December 2005

Fieldwood Heritage Society: Poster, Wilf Carter Celebration 2 October 2010
Fieldwood Heritage Society, Wilf Carter Celebration, 2 October 2010

Fieldwood Heritage Society

Charles H. Wright Jr.
Life and Times

Guest Speaker
Daphne Frazee
granddaughter of Charles Wright

October 20, 2010
7:30 pm

Location: Canning Fire Hall
2230 North Avenue (Highway 358)

Free admission
Everyone is invited to attend

Fieldwood Heritage Society: Charles Hemmeon Wright Jr. Life and Times, 20 October 2010
Charles Hemmeon Wright Jr. Life and Times
Fieldwood Heritage Society: Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Poster by Neil Bennett

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