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 May meeting will take place on Monday, May 7th at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The talk begins at 7-30pm.
If you frequent the Halifax waterfront it is hard not to notice that Nova Scotia is home to two internationally important historic vessels, HMCS Sackville and the CSS Acadia. Both, as recent news paper articles and social media posts have reported, are in poor shape and require urgent conservation. Appropriately, the topic for our May talk is 'Ship Preservation: SS Great Britain and HMS Warrior - as seen by a Lay Observer'. The talk will be presented by long-time IHNS member and Halifax-based historian Bill Naftel. This promises to be an interesting and likely thought provoking evening.
As is the tradition, a short Annual General Meeting will be held prior to the talk, and elections held for the Executive. One urgent need we have is for a Secretary and I would hope that someone would offer to take on this important role. It does not require a lot of time (basically sending out meeting information) but is one job that would relieve the Chair and Treasurer during what will likely be a very busy 2018 as we concentrate on the foundry project. If you would be willing to stand for the position please let me know.
Heritage Nova Scotia