FAQ’s about Thinkers loDGE National Historic Site

Information on Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site

What is the significance of Thinkers Lodge?

“Thinkers Lodge” is known as the birthplace of the Pugwash movement, a transnational organization that has led the movement for a nuclear-free world. In 1957, at the height of the Cold War, the first Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs took place here. Scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain met to discuss the threat of nuclear weapons and the responsibility of scientists to work for their eradication. This signature event led to a Nobel Prize for Peace, awarded in 1995 and shared by Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

Is Thinkers Lodge a non-profit corporation?

Yes, Thinkers Lodge is part of the Pugwash Park Commissioners, a non-profit corporation established by an Act of the Nova Scotia legislature in 1929. It is also a Canadian Registered Charity.