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 regular meeting and talk will be held on Monday, April 3rd at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Doors open at 7-00pm and the program begins at 7-30PM.
Lighthouses have always been a part of Nova Scotia’s tourism product, but this role is overshadowed by their use as a navigation aid for the vessels, large and small, that over the centuries have plied the inshore and offshore waters around our province. As new technology has found its way onto the bridge or into the wheelhouse many of the lighthouses, especially those off of the main tourist routes, were abandoned, removed or fell victim to time and weather.
Our talk for April will be presented by retired marine biologist and author Allan Billard. After travelling the side roads of Nova Scotia, Allan realized that these lighthouses were a significant part of our heritage and that local communities were beginning to realise that if the lights disappeared the local community would be the poorer for their loss.
The result of his travels and explorations is his book ‘Lighthouses of Nova Scotia Discovering their History and Heritage’. I suspect there will be more to his talk than Peggy’s Cove, so you are invited to join us and explore these most practical of industrial heritage relics.
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.
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See you on March 6th, at 7PM!