About the Springhill Heritage Group

The Springhill Heritage Group consists of volunteer citizens who are dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of information on the history of Springhill and area.

Concerned with the lack of local published history and the loss of the town's civic and school records by fire, the original members held their first meeting in February, 1987. Officers were elected and in September of 1989 the membership received a Certificate of Incorporation under the name of "Springhill Heritage Group". The Springhill Heritage Group is a registered society with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks: #1969388.

The Springhill Heritage Group has involved itself in various activities, including a genealogy workshop, historical displays at the Library, historical brochures, book publishing, floats, presentations to school classes, museum day with live demonstrations of wood carving, wood work, basket work, painting, pottery.

The Springhill Heritage Group maintains document files, photographic files, artifacts collection, newspaper collection, and other historical resources. It has ongoing projects involving historical displays, family history, biographies, nicknames, death dates, book indexing, etc.

NEW: Storytelling Night every third Wednesday of the month!

The group is pleased to welcome visitors and new members! We hold meetings on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) in the new Isabel Simpson Heritage Centre (the former CR&C Co's Nurses Dressing Station) located at 26 Memorial Drive, Springhill, NS, beginning at 1:30pm.

2011-2012 EXECUTIVE:

President: Don Tabor
Vice-President: Russell Fisher
Treasurer: Pat Crowe
Secretary: Linda Scott

Contact us: Springhill.Heritage@gmail.com

The Springhill Heritage Group

P.O. Box 240 B

Springhill, N.S., B0M 1X0, Canada

Isabel Conway (Murray) Simpson
1900 - 2003

Isabel was the daughter of Colonel Daniel and Jane Budge (Conway) Murray. She was a graduate of Springhill schools, Acadia University, Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and McGill University and followed the nursing profession for forty years.

She was active in All Saints’ Hospital Auxiliary, All Saints’ Hospital Board, Springhill Unit of Canadian Cancer Society, Community Health Committee and the Well Women’s Clinic.

Isabel was chosen as Springhill’s Centennial Citizen of the Year in 1989. She was not only a dedicated volunteer but exemplified the vibrant spirit of Springhill residents and always found a way to tell people about the pride she had in that heritage.

-Carl Demings


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