THE ECHOES OF OUR STORIES
The Town of Bridgewater and its surrounding villages in Lunenburg County have had given the world many legendary characters over the years. Their stories, particularly those whose tales date back more than 100 years, provide us with a glimpse into what life used to be like here along the Atlantic Coast in a time that was criss-crossed by the age of wood, wind, and sail, and the booming promise of a rapidly industrializing world.
Click the links below to explore the stories behind some of Bridgewater's best-known individuals, organizations, and locales.
MILESTONES IN BRIDGEWATER
The Town of Bridgewater has certainly grown since its inception. Beginning as a rural, inland trading stop in the early 1800s, growing to become the de facto shiretown of Lunenburg County by 1900, and then a professional and essential service hub in the 20th Century, there have been a lot of changes over the years. Check out the links below to learn about some of this community's noteworthy "firsts," and to take a tour of some of the architectural heritage that can be found throughout our neighbourhoods.
Bridgewater's Historic Landmarks
With this pamphlet produced by the Heritage Advisory Committee and DesBrisay Museum, you can learn about the historic homes, churches, streetscapes, cemeteries and industrial structures that our community has inherited from previous generations!
An Historic Walking Tour
Take a stroll through Bridgewater's older neighbourhoods to see some of our wonderful 19th and early 20th Century architecture. This is a walk of approximately 35 minutes.
A Pleasant Walking Tour
Take a stroll down Bridgewater's Pleasant Street to see some of our wonderful 19th and early 20th Century architecture. This is a walk of approximately 45 minutes