Halifax, February 19, 2008
Three Nova Scotians are being recognized for their work in heritage
preservation as part of the national Heritage Day.
A West LaHave couple, Norbert and
Helga Sattler, have, along with the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia,
set up the Maritime Stained Glass Registry
in 2004. The couple operate Sattler Glass. They have created a photographic
record of 150 churches in the Maritimes, states a Heritage Canada
release issued Monday.
Working from photographs and sketches
and a collection of broken glass, the
Sattlers restored the 24 stained glass windows at the historic
St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg. The 250-year-old church was
destroyed by fire on Halloween night in 2001. Many of the original
windows were broken by firefighters trying to battle the blaze.
The South Shore artisans spent 18 months recreating
Barry MacDonald, president of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse
Preservation Society, is also being honoured.Mr. MacDonald has led
the fight to save the 160 lighthouses along Nova Scotia's coastline,
the release states.
"The recognition of these three individuals is
very well deserved," said Phil Pacey, president of the Heritage
Trust of Nova Scotia, in the release.The Heritage Canada Foundation
promotes the third Monday in February each year as Heritage Day and
has long advocated adopting this date as a national holiday.