Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves - An Inventory of Persons Working on the Material Culture of Eighteenth-Century Louisbourg

Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves

An Inventory of Persons Working on the Material Culture of Eighteenth-Century Louisbourg

Andrée Crépeau
Fortress of Louisbourg

1 Since the turn of the century researchers have compiled information and collected documents, objects, plans, and drawings of, about, or from Louisbourg. This activity peaked during the last 20 years with the reconstruction of one-fifth of the town. As a result, Louisbourg National Historic Park houses three large collections, namely the archives and library, the archaeological collection, and the furnishings and reproductions collections.

2 The following inventory of persons working on material culture research or the interpretation of the town's material history includes permanent staff members and outlines only current or recently completed projects. More detail on these projects, information on past projects, and the names of researchers located elsewhere working on Louisbourg material can be obtained by writing: Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park, P.O. Box 160, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, BOA 1M0.

3 Jim Campbell

  • Archaeological Collection Supervisor
  • recently completed catalogues of building tools and games and toys found in the collection;
  • on-going research on the manufacturing techniques of eighteenth-century ceramics.

4 Andrée Crépeau

  • Archaeologist
  • on-going project on domestic building technology and the preservation of in situ architectural remains;
  • on-going research on the manufacturing techniques of eighteenth-century ceramics.

5 Ken Donovan

  • Historian
  • recently completed a book-length manuscript on games, pastimes, and popular activities in eighteenth-century Louisbourg;
  • currently working on the fishery, sanitation and hygiene, and stoves and interior heating.

6 Hope Dunton

  • Interpretation Project Officer
  • on-going research in cooking methods and techniques and the adaptation of eighteenth-century recipes.

7 Brian Harpell

  • Curator of Fisheries Activity; Curator of Gardens and Animals;
  • responsible for the interpretation of the fisheries animation program.

8 Rosemary Hutchison

  • Curator of Furnishings
  • responsible for the interpretation of period environments, including period rooms, animated interior and exterior settings.

9 Eric Krause

  • Historical Records Supervisor
  • on-going research in domestic building construction technology.

10 Florence MacIntyre

  • Curator of Textiles
  • responsible for the research and production of period clothing.

11 Ann O'Neill

  • Civilian Animation Supervisor
  • research in the methods and techniques used in the preservation of food.

12 Alex Storm

  • Co-ordinator of Material Research
  • on-going research into the manufacturing and production methods of the eighteenth-century; at present working on clay tobacco pipes and artisans and their tools.

13 John Urich

  • Reproduction Unit Supervisor
  • eighteenth-century technology, in particular stone cutting, masonry, iron working, and arms and armaments.
Andrée Crépeau