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 talks, always open to the general public, begin at 7:30 sharp, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Scheduled talks for the fall of 2018 will include:
November 5 The Industrial Heritage of Pictou County
December 3 The Industries of Bridgewater
Dear Members and Friends of IHNS,
Our November talk will feature Mr. John Ashton speaking about the industrial history of Pictou County. Here's a brief bio of our speaker:
John Ashton is a 34-year self-employed historical author, columnist, graphic and visual artist. He has authored two books and has published over 100 historical columns in the New Glasgow News. In 2014, John was appointed as the Nova Scotia representative on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He was also the regional representative for The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia and Design in Business Nova Scotia. Scottish Television and the British Broadcasting Corp. have consulted with John on several of their historical programs featuring Nova Scotia. He is also a seven-year volunteer with Canada Volunteer Awards as a regional reviewer and ambassador. John has won several awards for his design work and in 2012 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for preserving Nova Scotia history and dedication to the graphic design profession. He lives in Bridgeville, Pictou County.
The IHNS Board looks forward to your company during our winter season of activities, and your ongoing support of our work.
See you in October.
Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia