Pictou town

About the Publication

by Teresa MacKenzie (Author); with a Foreword and Afterword by Laurie Stanley-Blackwell


$15.99 CAD

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To honour the 250th Hector Anniversary and the 150th Anniversary of Pictou’s Town Incorporation, The Pictou Bee Press is proud to publish Teresa MacKenzie’s Pictou town. This celebration of local architecture is a reminder of Pictou’s rich built heritage and the importance of preserving this legacy. Pictou town will help readers, both children and adults, to appreciate the beauty, resilience, and historical value of old buildings in a fresh and empathetic way.

Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Pictou Bee Press (26 February 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Softcover ‏ : ‎40 pages
  • ISBN ‏ : ‎ 978-0-920297-02-5
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 163 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.59 x 21.59 x 0.4 cm (8.5 x 8.5 x 0.2 in)

Copies of Pictou town may be obtained in person from The McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, 86 Haliburton Road, Pictou; The River Gallery on Water Street, 49 Water Street, Pictou; Mrs. MacGregor's Shortbreads, 59 Water Street, Pictou; Ship Hector Store, 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou; John Marshall Antiques, 65 Provost Street, New Glasgow; Read It Again New and Used Books, 142 Provost Street, New Glasgow; Museum of Industry, 147 North Foord Street, Stellarton; The Curious Cat Tea & Books, 195 Main Street, Antigonish; and Happenstance, 260 Main Street, Antigonish.

Some customer feedback about Pictou town:

“I loved the book and have already showed it to three other people who are interested in a copy.” PK, Peterborough, ON

“I absolutely adore it. It’s so cute. The illustrations gave me such nostalgic feelings for the buildings in my beautiful hometown that I took for granted growing up. It’s definitely a book that I will treasure forever.” AM, Fort McMurray, AB

“I love it! Beautiful book.” JM, Scotsburn, NS

“The book is even nicer than expected. The verse on the page with my grandmother’s house is quite emotional for me. A million thanks to Teresa MacKenzie for her work of art!” MK, Bathurst, NB

About the Author

Teresa MacKenzie is curator of the McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre in Pictou, Nova Scotia. A talented and highly regarded graphic artist, she brings flourish and personality to the buildings that she paints by combining her love for history, architecture, and art. 

In Pictou town, Teresa depicts Pictou’s built heritage with light-hearted artistry, using poetry to further animate her visual creations. For her, old buildings are not time-worn structures to be demolished but landmarks to be treasured as a community legacy.

Foreword and Afterword Contributor

Dr. Laurie Stanley-Blackwell is a retired history professor whose research interests include built heritage and the history of Maritime Canada. She is the author of books, articles, and websites relating to religious, social, medical, and material history.

Laurie lives in one of Pictou’s old stone houses along with her husband, John Blackwell, who is a co-publisher of The Pictou Bee Press. Her historical overview in Pictou town provides an engaging introduction to the community’s rich historical past.