Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia

Record #: MDC0044
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 23 Mar 2015


Located In Hubbards
Where To Find Us
79 Amelinda Cres
Boutiliers Point, NS B3Z 1X5
Areas Served Hubbards


Phone 902-826-7210
Contact Jim King, President, Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia; Phone: 902-857-1189

Description & Services

Information The Athenæum Society of Nova Scotia was founded in January 2007 by a small group of local residents who recognized the pool of knowledgeable and talented people living in the area and wanted to bring that talent to a larger audience in a friendly and social forum. The concept is based on that of the Athenæum Club in London, England which was founded in 1824 as a "Club for Literary and Scientific men and followers of the Fine Arts". Past members of that original club include, Joseph Conrad, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, W. Holman Hunt, Thomas Huxley, Rudyard Kipling and John Ruskin. 
Based in the picturesque fishing village of Northwest Cove on the South Shore, the Society has proved very popular with the local and broader community, with membership currently standing at over 250 members. Membership dues are kept to an extremely reasonable $10 per annum; there is no charge for attendance (normally around 50) at presentations.  
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Meetings Meetings are usually held at the Ocean Swells Community Centre (2724 Highway 329 in Northwest Cove) starting at 2.30pm on the third Sunday of each month (with the exception of the months of July, August and December).