Digging in the dirt

STELLARTON — As I stared out across the grassy, sun-drenched plain, I knew this was going to be the day. The day that I rescued from the clutches of history some buried treasures by using my latent skills as an archaeologist. After all, I took an online archaeology course one time; that’s got to make...

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Digging history

STELLARTON — Some Pictou County residents got to live out childhood dreams of being an archaeologist and digging up history on Saturday as the Museum of Industry hosted an archaeological dig at the site of the old foundry that once stood beside the current Albion Trail beside the museum. The project was the second dig in...

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Museum of Industry working to clean artifacts

STELLARTON — First, there was the big dig. Now comes the big cleanup, and the Museum of Industry is offering people the opportunity to clean artifacts made of iron and other materials that were uncovered last year. “We’re cleaning artifacts and inviting the public to our workshop,” said Debra McNabb, the museum’s director. People can...

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Diggin’ it: Public dig draws crowd

A form of real life time travel took place this past weekend as the Museum of Industry, in partnership with Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia, hosted a public dig on the site of the old mining foundry. While perhaps lacking the thrills of an Indiana Jones adventure, the dig was nonetheless an exciting moment for both...

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