Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Book Signing: Cumberland County Facts and Folklore

“Cumberland County Facts and Folklore”
By Laurie Glenn Norris

What could

Oscar Wilde and a triploid blue-spotted salamander;
Leon Trotsky and the Joggins Fossil Cliffs;
Alex Colville and lobster claw pipes;
Feist and Buckley’s Mixture

possibly all have in common? Cumberland County, of course!

It’s one of Nova Scotia’s oldest and largest counties and its personalities, history, geography, natural life and legends are second to none. It’s the birthplace of Anne Murray and Feist, and in 1995 its charming village of Pugwash had a hand in winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Its shores are touched by the majestic Bay of Fundy and the beautiful Northumberland Strait, its landscape was carved by glaciers and its prehistoric climate created and preserved fossils that today are worthy of World Heritage Site designation. From Amherst to Advocate, Minudie to Malagash, Port Howe to Port Greville, the beauty of its forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers and its pastoral scenery are a delight.

Cumberland County is a Nova Scotian treasure for visitors and locals alike. So sit back and discover Cumberland County through the amusing anecdotes, fun facts, and incredible trivia on this area’s rich history and culture in Cumberland County Facts and Folklore.

Laurie Glenn Norris was born in River Hebert, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, and raised in the tiny community of Lower Cove, on Cumberland County's Fundy shore. She holds undergraduate degrees in anthropology and education and a master's degree in art history, works at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, has taught Renaissance art history at the University of New Brunswick, and is on the board of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick. Despite all, Laurie still speaks with that special Cumberland County twang. She shares her home overlooking the Mactaquac Headpond on the St. John River with six cats and husband Barry.

Launch and book signing dates:

  • The launch of Cumberland County Facts and Folklore will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at the Cumberland County Museum, 150 Church Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia (the Museum can be reached at 902-667-2561). Copies of the book will be available for sale during the launch and book signing.
  • October 19, 2009, time TBA: Wallace and Area Museum, 13440 Route 6, Wallace, Nova Scotia
  • October 20, 2009, time TBA: Cumberland County Genealogical Society, 16 Church Street, Amherst, Nova ScotiaDate and time
  • TBA: Westminster Books, 445 King Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for helping people to understand others, to build a correct relationship with men, to be finally happy. I am very grateful. Thank you for your wonderful site, I recommend it to all.


All posts are moderated in order to ensure prompt reponses to your feedback. Thank you!