Quilted creations

It was her own journey as an immigrant that motivated Gerrie Akkerman to work on creating a Canada 150 quilt, currently on display at the Museum of Industry. Akkerman came to Canada from Holland in 1954 and jokes, “I’m a new Canadian.” Born and raised in Holland, she and her husband came to Toronto first,...

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Celebration crew

Tearmann Society board members are busy at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton getting ready for the 25th annual Celebration of Art auction and draw taking place at the museum this evening. This year’s milestone celebration and fundraiser promises more door prizes for attendees and some bigger auction items that board members are excited to...

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March Break fun for everyone

STELLARON — The Museum of Industry is applying the old adage of something for everyone in a big way during March Break. Part of Nova Scotia’s museum network, the local museum is offering a variety of programs as it marks March Break from March 16 to 24. “I think we will have kids having a lot of...

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Museum celebrating Christmas in style

STELLARTON – There will be no shortage of things to do this Saturday at The Museum of Industry. With the museum staff getting ready for the holiday season they will have things in full swing this weekend with their Holiday at the Museum event. The talk of the town, tiny and regular sized this year...

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Visit ends cruise season

PICTOU — It may have been a dreary day for the last cruise ship visit of the season, but there are more to come. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young said the Pearl Seas line that included the Pearl Mist that docked for the final time for the season last Wednesday has visits booked...

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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 into history

You might not be chased by a giant boulder like Indiana Jones, but the Museum of Industry promises an exciting opportunity to work as an archaeologist here in Pictou County during its annual public dig at the iron foundry located beside the museum. This year marks the third year archaeologists and the museum have invited...

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Telling tales on the high seas

Even when they’re on their way to Pictou County on the Northumberland ferry from Wood Islands, P.E.I., visitors are getting a taste of Nova Scotia and what they can look forward to in Pictou County when they dock. Each Monday until the end of the summer, the Museum of Industry will have an interpreter on...

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Museum offering backstage pass

STELLARTON — With amazing sights to be seen at the Museum of Industry’s exhibits, it’s what is in the storage rooms that may be the real treasure to some. Now, the public will have a chance to explore treasures unseen and take a walk into the storage rooms and back through time to learn more...

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Once Upon a Castle offered at museum for March Break

STELLARTON — Kids will have a chance to be kings and queens of the castle at the Museum of Industry. The museum is offering Once Upon a Castle medieval adventure from March 10 to 18 during this year’s March Break. Times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to...

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