Want to Talk about Poor Houses, Maud and Lewis Everett? – Digby Feb 19, 2019

Author Brenda Thompson is invited to tour the Western County Libraries in February to talk about Poor Houses in Nova Scotia.
The poor house formerly located in Marshalltown was near Maud and Everett Lewis’ home and where Everett worked as a night watchman.

Want to talk about Poor Houses, Maud and Lewis Everett??
Western Counties Regional Library presents
“A Wholesome Horror: Poor Houses in Nova Scotia”
Author Reading – Brenda Thompson
Learn about the many poor houses of Nova Scotia.

Clark’s Harbour – Feb 7 / 6:30pm
Digby Library – Feb 19 / 6pm
Lockeport Library – Feb 21 / 6pm
Clare Library – Feb 28 / 6pm

Please join us to hear and share some community stories!


If you missed it, here is a fascinating interview with Brenda on CBC last June when she first launched her book.

Author examines the history of poor houses in Nova Scotia

Jun 6, 2018

In her new book, anti-poverty activist Brenda Thompson of Annapolis County looks at the era of poor houses in Nova Scotia and compares that time to the present-day treatment of the poor.

Maud Lewis and Fluffy, circa 1908, photo from The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis by Lance Woolaver.