Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia (IHNS) was founded in 1996 to bring together people interested in the preservation and interpretation of Nova Scotia's rich industrial past. Our group meets to present and discuss our common history, visit sites and undertake site recording using archaeological techniques. Industrial heritage consists of the remains of industrial culture which are of historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific value. We are also interested in industrial archaeology, an interdisciplinary method for studying documents, artifacts, human settlements, and landscapes created for or by industrial processes.
Our last meeting and talk for the 2016/17 season will be held on Monday, May 1 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax. The doors are open at 7-00pm and the meeting begins at 7-30.
We are pleased to welcome as our speaker for the evening Dan Conlin, a longtime IHNS member and advocate for industrial heritage. Currently Curator at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Dan recently walked the entire 117 kilometres of Hadrian’s Wall in the North of England. Built in 120AD the ‘The Wall’ is not only a major military archaeological site but it passes through many sites of industrial history, including coal mines, shipyards, railways and canals with surprising Nova Scotian connections. This illustrated talk on the industrial history of this great Roman landmark will be one you do not want to miss!
Our May meeting is also the AGM, where we elect the Board for the following year. As I have said many times, you do not need to stay away from the meeting for fear of being press-ganged to serve (and given Dan’s talk, I’m not sure it would be a smart move anyway). However, if you do feel moved to join the Board at this exciting time for IHNS you will be made very welcome and a new perspective is always appreciated.
About our meetings:
Doors open at 7 PM, the talk starts at 7:30 sharp. All are welcome and please feel free to bring a friend!!
Just a gentle reminder, if you have forgotten to pay your 2016-17 membership dues, a staggering sum of $15.00, please bring along the bills and see Laura! Thanks.
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See you on March 6th, at 7PM!
Dear Members and Friends,
As announced at our last talk, we have partnered with the Museum of Industry and the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society to put on an artifact cleaning workshop to process some of the hundreds of artifacts that came from our 2016 Albion Mines Foundry dig at the Museum. The event will take place on May 27, 2017, and is a free drop-in event anytime from 10am to 3pm.
Please see the attached poster, and feel free to circulate as you like. This event is ideal for those of you who could not make it to the dig - we hope to see a few of you drop by to see what we have uncovered!