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 first meeting and talk for the 2017/18 season will be held on Monday October 2 at the Maritime Museum.
The old adage of not spoiling a good story with the facts has been applied to the matter of passageways and activity (legal or otherwise) below the streets and sidewalks of downtown Halifax for generations. Our October talk, by archaeologist and buildings sleuth Laura de Boer, is titled ‘The Myth, the Muddle, the Tunnel: Exploring the evidence behind Halifax’s underground tall tale’. Hopefully Laura, for once and for all, can set the record straight!
I am pleased to be able to provide some advance notice regarding our talks for November and December. In November Gordon Fader will talk about Halifax Harbour, for so long a significant force in the industrial history of Nova Scotia, and in December the sawmills of Hammonds Plains will be the subject of a talk by Dave Haverstock of the Hammonds Plains Historical Society.