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.
Dear Members and Friends,
Our December meeting will take place on Monday, December the 4th at the Museum of the Atlantic. Start time is 7-30pm.,
Established in the late 1780s as an Empire Loyalist settlement, the immediate area around Hammonds Plains had some land suitable for agriculture but of more value was the abundance of mature forest and lakes that could provide water power for sawmills. For many years the local forests provided timber for these sawmills and other wood processing industries such as a box and stave mill. The long and interesting history of the communities involvement in the lumber trade will be told by Dave Haverstock through his presentation ‘The Mills of Hammonds Plains- A View of a Bygone Era’.
If anyone is qualified to tell the story of Hammonds Plains it is Dave, as the Haverstock family have lived in the community since 1803 and were mill owners and operators! The current president of the Hammonds Plains Historical Society, and an avid researcher and promoter of the history of the area, Dave will bring a personal perspective to the evenings subject.
Here is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of local industrial heritage. We look forward to having you share it with us.
Chair Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia