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.
Come back for an update of March 6th, 2017 talk:
‘Investigating the GMA Foundry’
presented by Debra McNabb, Laura deBoer, David Rollinson
In the interim, here's a site I think is worth visiting,: of course, I'm a bit biased as it's my home town!
Also note, we're on Facebook, where our talks and IHNS news are also available. Visit, Like and Share our page regularly.
Thanks for visiting!
A note from David Rollinson
At the meeting on February 6th, I mentioned two programs that were interested in having IHNS members participate. They are:
2: The Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM) is interested in recruiting IHNS members to undertake museum reviews this summer. They are particularly interested in IHNS members who have experience with industrial heritage sites. The reviews take a few days, and travel, etc. is covered. For more information check out the ANSM web page at: ansm.ns.ca/museum evaluation
Application deadlines for both programs are February 28, 2017.
The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia is preparing a Canada 150 project that will feature photographs of pre-Confederation buildings in the province. They have asked if we could identify any industrial buildings that would suit. If you know of any please let me know and I will pass on the information. Also, if you are looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon the attached poster may appeal
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on March 6th, at 7PM!