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 next meeting and talk will be held on Monday March 6, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
In partnership with the Museum of Industry and the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society IHNS has been working towards discovering more about the 1828 foundry built by the General Mining Association at Stellarton. Our March talk will provide some insights into the pivotal role the foundry played in the development of industrializing Nova Scotia and Canada. We will also examine the foundry itself and some of its products in addition to an overview of the archaeology undertaken and envisioned at the site.
This is industrial archaeology at its best and will make for an interesting evening.
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.
We're also looking for web site content. If you have suggestions, please contact [email protected]
See you on March 6th, at 7PM!