Book Launch: David Mossman

Join author David Mossman on June 28th from 3 PM – 5 PM for the launch of his latest book, The Little Red Nova Scotian Schoolhouse: For Whom the Bell Rings.

A legion of teachers pioneered the story of education in thousands of one-room schools for more than 200 years in Nova Scotia. In 1855, with the government’s blessing, Nova Scotia became the first province to provide free education to all children. In the early days, with the lack of books and other teaching materials, everything depended upon the teacher.

The focus of this story is on a small selection of one-room schools in Lunenburg County, Cape Breton, and the Annapolis Valley as well as Black community schools and residential schools. The flavour of increasingly distant era of one-room schools is brought out through the life and times of teachers and pupils in the various communities served.

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