Upcoming Talks and Activities

                 IHNS NEWS:

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.

David Rollinson

Chair Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia


Want to suggest a subject for a public talk? Want to ask us a question?  Please contact our Chair or our Secretary to add your input.

Dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and study of Nova Scotia's industrial heritage