Leaving her legacy

It was an honour fitting the occasion. Debra McNabb was recently presented with the Award of Excellence in Museum Practices, Individual Contribution. She received the Nova Scotia crystal award recently at the annual general meeting of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums, held in a virtual format due to Public Health restrictions for COVID-19. McNabb...

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SILVER LININGS

The Museum of Industry celebrates first 25 years EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s been 25 years since the Museum of Industry opened its doors to the public. In recognition of the museum’s 25th anniversary, museum director Debra McNabb submitted this piece on the museum’s beginning and first couple of decades … By Debra McNabb In the mid-1970s,...

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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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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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Hope and Survival:

STELLARTON — Hope and Survival: The Halifax Explosion Memorial Quilt is now on display at the Museum of Industry. The quilt has been created by award-winning Nova Scotia textile artist Laurie Swim to mark the centenary of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. It recalls those who died in the explosion, the survivors whose lives the disaster...

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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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