The House Histories Project emerged when the Sea Island Heritage Society attended the Burkeville Daze event a few years ago and people came to the Society interested in finding out who lived in their homes before they did and seeing the changes over the decades.
The Society first started creating house histories of the homes in Burkeville, the only remaining residential area on Sea Island. They walked the neighbourhood in different seasons and at different times and took photos of each house. Documents for each road, street and avenue were created and photos added for each home. Using historic information such as Canada Voters’ lists, the Society created a list of the individuals who lived at each address by year.