LUNENBURG's 250th ANNIVERSARY
GRAND FAMILY REUNION

July 10 - 14, 2003

The final day of the Reunion was held at the Town Community Centre.
Attendees herard from speakers who were knowledgable
in a variety of areas related to Lunenburg family history and lore.

SEMINAR DAY PROGRAM
SPEAKER
TITLE
Terrence Punch
"Even if I Cannot Finish…",
Winthrop Bell and His Register
Kenneth Paulsen
Land Ownership in Early Lunenburg
Deborah Trask
Germanic Gravestones of Lunenburg County
Terrence Punch
Jurisdictions in the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) and Its Implications to Genealogical Research
Cameron Royce Jess
Bearer of the Chosen Seed:
A reading of a Fictionalized Account of Marie Payzant's experiences
Kenneth Paulsen
Inheritance Practices among the Foreign Protestants
Clary Croft
Folklore of Lunenburg County
Chris Young
Closing Acknowledgements


Here is the crowd (about 400) gathering for a stimulating day.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Ken Paulsen

The first presenter was Dr. Terry Punch,
who gave an overview of the life and impact of Dr. Winthrop Bell, author of
The Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia (1961) and
Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (2003).

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Barb Peart

Next, Dr. Ken Paulsen spoke about Land Ownership in Early Lunenburg.
The slide beside him shows the ethnicity of ownership of 30 acre lots.
We have Ken to thank for organizing this day.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Ken Paulsen

In the afternoon, author Cameron Royce Jess gave a reading
of a fictionalized account of Marie Payzant's experiences,
taken from his book Bearer of the Chosen Seed

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Ken Paulsen

The Seminar Day, and Reunion, concluded with a presentation on
Folklore of Lunenburg County given by Clary Croft.
This featured reminiscances of the life and work of Helen Creighton
and included song and voices from the past recorded by Helen.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Ken Paulsen

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Barb Peart

There was ample time for questions to be answered.
Here, Deborah Trask is fielding questions
about her slide presentation on Germanic headstones.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Ken Paulsen

Ken Paulsen being grilled in an informal way.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Ken Paulsen

Terry Punch listening to a probing question.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Lynda Andrews

The Reunion ended with a few words from the Reunion Coordinator.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Lana Veinotte

Thanks to the Seminar Day presenters.

Lunenburg Academy
photo - submitted by Barb Peart

Clary says "Hey Mom, look at what I got."

Lunenburg Academy
photo - Barb Peart

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