The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society is very pleased to announce that His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has agreed to be named the Honorary Patron of the Society effective 1 January, 2015.
On the recommendation of the Council of the Society, President James Morrison recently extended an invitation to the Lieutenant Governor to become the Society’s Honourary Patron, which His Honour accepted. A native Nova Scotian, His Honour has a long-standing interest in the history of the province and recently attended a monthly lecture offered in the Society’s public lecture series.
His Honour was appointed Nova Scotia’s 32nd Lieutenant Governor on 16 February,2012, after a distinguished career in Canada’s Armed Forces. His Honour first joined as a soldier with the Pictou Highlanders Pipes and Drums in 1951 and retired at the rank of Brigadier-General in 1989. He has served on a number of Boards of Directors and has a number of Honourary appointments including most recently Honourary Colonel, 1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders [North] and 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders [Cape Breton], 2004-2009. He has received the Order of Military Merit (OMM), Commander of the Order of Military Merit (CMM), the Canadian Forces Decoration with 3 clasps (CD) and the Order of Nova Scotia (ONS).
The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society was founded as a historical society in 1878 and is the second oldest such society in Canada. It is a voluntary organization whose monthly meetings feature a guest lecture on Nova Scotia history. Many of these contributions have appeared in the yearly JOURNAL of the Society. The two major goals of the Society are to preserve and promote the history of the province.
The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society is honoured to have as its Patron the Viceregal representative in Nova Scotia of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. It is a position that has deep roots in our province stretching back to Confederation and the Society is pleased to have a new relationship with this important long standing link with the Crown in Nova Scotia.