The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs got their start in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, in 1957 when visionary industrialist Cyrus Eaton hosted 22 scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons. The conferences and their inspirational leader, Sir Dr. Joseph Rotblat, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995 “for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms.”
Designated a National Historic Site by Parks Canada in 2008, the property’s international and local historical significance is richly interpreted throughout the Lodge displays, most notably Rotblat’s Nobel Peace Prize and Cyrus Eaton’s 1960 Lenin Peace Prize. International conferences, workshops, and educational events have been held here continuously since 1955.
The waterfront grounds, adjacent to the grounds of Eaton Park, provide panoramic views of Pugwash Harbour and include the only fully restored wooden lobster factory building in Nova Scotia. During the summer, food and music events occur regularly. Check website for further information.