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Tuesday Open 9am-4pm
Wednesday Open 9am-4pm
Thursday Open 9am-4pm
Friday Open 9am-4pm
Saturday Open 9am-4pm

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The Kings County Museum
37 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 2E2

Phone: (902) 678-6237
e-mail: info@kingscountymuseum.ca

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Helen Creighton: Canada’s First Lady of Folklore


Helen Creighton: Canada’s First Lady of Folklore

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Helen Creighton was born at the turn of the nineteenth century and until her death in 1989, she made a remarkable contribution towards retrieving the stories, song, and legends that have shaped the culture ad the people of the Maritimes. Written by her protégé and fellow folklorist, Clary Croft, this intimate biography offers both an intriguing portrait of a woman whose life was destined to become woven into the fabric o Canadian folklore, and a fascinating glimpse into the social mores of her time.

Painstakingly researched, wit excerpts from Dr. Creightons’s personal diaries and correspondence, Helen Creighton: Canada’s First Lady of Folklore revels the complexities of a woman whose life’s work brought her fame, respect, and sometimes censure.