The Bell Family Album

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

A presentation in photographs

This family of photographers has gifted us with a legacy of images that illustrate stories about the Bells’ lives at home and at work. Come see these photos on the big screen in the Alexander Graham Bell Presentation Hall! Enjoy the comfort of accessible, flexible seating while a guide tells the story of the family – both personal and professional – with the assistance of these beautiful photos.  

Bell Family Album: Beinn Bhreagh

The Bell Family Album: Beinn Bhreagh

In 1885, Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel first visited Baddeck, a sleepy little Maritime village, and a stark contrast to their home in busy Washington, DC.

They enjoyed visiting Baddeck so much that they returned the next year, and the next, and by 1893 had constructed a summer home on the peninsula overlooking the village.

Called Beinn Bhreagh, Gaelic for ‘beautiful mountain,’ this “cottage” had 37 rooms, eleven fireplaces, and over 400 acres of land. The Bell family has enjoyed summers at their estate ever since.

The family produced several avid photographers, and we’ve been left with a visual record of their time on the estate.

Beinn Bhreagh is still privately owned by the Bells’ descendants…so this presentation is the next best thing to being there!

July 1 to October 30

Contact 902-295-2069 or for availability.

30 minutes
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