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.
If the history of industry in Nova Scotia interests you, please join us and become a member. It's easy and only costs $15. You'll be helping conserve an important part of our Province, and participating in fellowship with others who are interested in the industrial past and its contribution to who we are. You can contact us for a membership form or pick one up at our next meeting.
Our informative talks have wrapped up for the summer! Please join us in September 2016 for another season of lectures delving into our Province's Industrial Heritage!
Our free talks take place on the second floor of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. Most talks are scheduled on the first Monday of the month. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30 start. We hope to see you there!
We are pleased to offer another public archaeology dig this year, at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. Please join us September 10th and 11th for an excavation of the Albion Mines Foundry site. Participation is free and open to all ages (children under 12 must be joined by an adult). Please contact the Museum of Industry to sign up!