Just a note to remind you to mark your calendars for our
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 7-30 PM.
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 realize 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.
Dear Members and Friends,
As announced at our last talk, we have partnered with the Museum of Industry and the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society to put on an artifact cleaning workshop to process some of the hundreds of artifacts that came from our 2016 Albion Mines Foundry dig at the Museum. The event will take place on May 27, 2017, and is a free drop-in event anytime from 10am to 3pm.
Please see the attached poster, and feel free to circulate as you like. This event is ideal for those of you who could not make it to the dig - we hope to see a few of you drop by to see what we have uncovered!