The Beaton Institute, Cape Breton Regional Library, Fortress Louisbourg Association and Parks Canada have partnered to launch Through Her Eyes: Katharine McLennan, an online exhibit documenting the life and accomplishments of Katharine McLennan (1892-1975). Katharine is credited with bringing to national awareness the history and cultural resources of the Fortress Louisbourg.

Katharine’s experience as an artist, a WWI nurse’s aide, researcher, historian and curator is brought to life through archival photographs, correspondence, and artwork from the collections of the Beaton Institute, Cape Breton Regional Library, and Parks Canada.

Project Steering Committee
Jane Arnold, Catherine Arseneau, Rosalie Gillis, Faye MacDougall, Lester Marchand, Mitch McNutt

Project Team
Christie MacNeil, Sarah Nicholson, Lindsay Uhma

Design and Development
Wendy McElmon (Wendy McElmon Graphic Design)
Darren Andrews (Code The Solution Canada Inc.)

Educational Consultant
Eric Favaro (Artscape Solutions Ltd.)

French Translation
Marie Frosst

Special Thanks
Maura McKeough, Maria O’Hearn, Kelly Deveaux, Jenna Currie, Blaine Aitkins

The exhibit is made possible in part by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, with additional support provided by Canadian Heritage and Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation.

Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation Nova Scotia Canadian Heritage Cape Breton Regional Library Fortress of Louisbourg Association The Beaton Institute Parks Canada