Monuments

There are a great number of monuments around Pictou that honour our moments in our history. Such as; the Battalion which reflects the strong determination of Black men to contribute to Canada's First World War effort despite discrimination the institution introduced and the Pictou Academy which first introduced non-sectarian higher education to the maritime provinces.
Dawson Monument
Near 16 Church Street, Pictou

William Dawson, one of the foremost Canadian scholars of his generation, was born at Pictou. After studies at Edinburgh work with the geolgist Lyell, he returned to become first Superintendent of Education for Nova Scotia (1850-53).


Hector Square Monument
Near 12 Market Street, Pictou

The sculpture of a highlander holding a musket at his side and an axe over his shoulder was unveiled on July 17, 1923 in the Hector Square.


MacGregor Monument
Across from 222 Haliburton Road, Pictou

Across from the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital at the cairn honoring Rev James MacGregor, a pioneer minister who arrived in Pictou in 1786. MacGregor’s journals have been a great source of information regarding the daily lives of people in pioneer Pictou.


No. 2 Construction Battalion Monument
87 Caladh Avenue, Pictou

This Battalion reflected the strong determination of Black men to contribute to Canada's First World War effort despite discrimination.


Pictou Academy Monument
Near 161 Church Street, Pictou

On this site, from 1818 to 1932, stood the Pictou Academy. Founded by the Presbyterian minister and educator Thomas McCulloch, the institution introduced non-sectarian higher education to the maritime provinces.


Pictou County War Monument
Near 11 Willow Street, Pictou

Constructed in memory of all persons who were killed in World War I, World War II, and the Korean Conflict. The Pictou County War Memorial was formally unveiled on the 11th day of July 1935 at 2:30 p.m.


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