Thinkers Lodge: Its History and Legacy
by Cathy Eaton
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Learn about the 1957 Pugwash Conference and the Canadian Historical Site: Thinkers Lodge. 28 chapters about the renowned peace activists and scientists as well as the people who worked behind the scenes. Over 300 photographs.
Table of Contents
Thinkers Lodge, National Historic Site in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, symbolizes the birth of the Pugwash movement for nuclear disarmament.
Joseph Rotblat (Nobel Peace Prize recipient), Cyrus Eaton (host of the early Pugwash Conferences), Anne Eaton, Ruth Adams, and 22 scientists from the 1957 Pugwash Conference were peace activists seeking to build a world that would not incinerate in a nuclear holocaust.
Author Cathy Eaton, granddaughter of Pugwash born Cyrus Eaton, interviewed the people who worked at Thinkers Lodge. Their generosity of spirit, resiliency, and hard work created an ambience where visitors felt safe and able to share ideas that can lead to positive change in a world struggling with weapons of mass destruction and dangerous climate change.
She recounts the stories of peace activists, of firefighters and villagers who saved the burning lodge, of staff who served the guests, of conference drivers, of ship builders and space travelers, of architects and history teachers, of carpenters and mill owners.
In her account of the history of Thinkers Lodge, the Lobster Factory, Eaton Park, the Masonic Lodge, and the Margaret King School, she unveils the lives of scientists, fishermen, ministers, philanthropists, students, construction workers, and soldiers.
Join Cathy Eaton on her journey of discovery and read her book about the scientists, thinkers, and villagers whose commitment to humanity provides hope.