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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Museum of Industry to host North Shore launch of Joan Baxter’s new book

Fifty years ago this month, dignitaries and politicians gathered at Abercrombie Point in northern Nova Scotia, for the official luncheon and opening of the new pulp mill that had just gone into operation in Pictou County. Since then, the mill has provided valuable jobs and found support from governments of all levels and all stripes. […]

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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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