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.
Sorry for the late notice, but we have been able to organize a tour of the Dartmouth Museum’s storage facility for this Saturday, the 17th. Tour time is from 9-30 to noon.
Lots of interesting industrial heritage artifacts to see.
Our talks, always open to the general public, begin at 7:30 sharp, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Scheduled talks for 2018-19 will include:
December 3, 2018 The Industries of Bridgewater
February 4, 2019 Albion Mines
March 4, 2019 South End Railway Cut and Ocean Terminal, Halifax
April 1, 2019 Trucking and Milk Delivery
May 6, 2019 Windsor Textile Factory
Dear Members and Friends,
Our next meeting and talk will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax.
"The Industries of Bridgewater"
The focus of the evenings talk is the South Shore town of Bridgewater. Established in the 1770s, it is best known amongst industrial historians for its Wile carding mill, at the home of the Acadia Gas Engine Company and as a railway hub, its role as an international sea port is sometimes forgotten. Located on the tidal LaHave River, and twelve miles inland, the port nevertheless established a significant trade in lumber. Supplied by the many sawmills and finishing operations within the surrounding Lunenburg County, vessels large and small carried on a trade both local and wide. As the town developed so did its industrial activity and soon a healthy iron working and manufacturing segment. Although the port no longer hosts commercial traffic, and the town is now more service oriented, its manufacturing tradition remains with the large Michelin plant.
We look forward to seeing you in December for what I know will be another fascinating exploration of the industrial heritage of Nova Scotia.
Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia