Tinsel town for all

The Museum of Industry’s hit Christmas display Tiny Tinsel Town is reaching so much further than it has before with a little help from technology. Museum staff had a video put together for the display this year showcasing parts of the extensive collection of miniature homes and Christmas or winter scenes with different themes. One...

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Gingerbread House decorating party cancelled

The Gingerbread House decorating party has fallen victim to COVID-19. This much anticipated annual event, hosted by the United Way of Pictou County, has been cancelled due to rising numbers of those infected with the virus. The house build was to take place at the Museum of Industry this year. Ellen Fanning, executive director of...

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Not so tiny display at the museum

There’s a whole world beyond imagination filled with about as many stories as you can think of at the Museum of Industry, just in time for Christmas this year as the Tiny Tinsel Town returns for its third year. The now annual event has become a favourite for many and a perfect way to get...

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Walk through time on Heritage Walk

A Heritage Walk offered by the Museum of Industry offers a glimpse into Stellarton’s rich coal mining history. With each stop along the Heritage Walk, museum interpreters provide historical vignettes, explaining the significance of the sites and the history of the area. Summer interpreter Paul LaLande, who comes from a coal mining family, brings the...

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Remembering Africville

Just in time to kick off African Heritage Month, a travelling exhibit of Africville is making its way to Pictou County at the Museum of Industry. The exhibit is a hybrid of one that has toured all over Canada and the United States to teach more people about Africville. The exhibit is set up with...

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He’s back: Peter MacKay announces return to politics

STELLARTON — An ebullient overflow crowd roared its approval on Saturday as Peter MacKay made official his bid for the federal Conservative party leadership. A capacity crowd that resulted in standing room only crammed the Museum of Industry’s main lobby, including many long-time supporters who joined current and past provincial Progressive Conservative MLAs, to salute...

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MacKay announces bid for Conservative party leadership

Former Central Nova MP Peter MacKay has made it official: He will run for the Conservative Party leadership. A native of Pictou County, MacKay made his announcement official earlier today at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, the same place where he announced his withdrawal from politics in 2015. At that time, he wanted to...

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Tinsel Town display

Patrick Mullally was busy preparing one the displays of trees and buildings being created for Tiny Tinseltown, being hosted by the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. The display is scheduled from December 2 to 20, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 pm and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. (Goodwin photo)...

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Munro Grant panel unveiled

A few years in the making, Stellarton’s new Rev. George Munro Grant plaque has been erected in a new small park at the end of Foord Street near the Museum of Industry. The heritage site plaque was originally at town hall and has since been relocated and now features the addition of an information plaque...

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Barbecues, dragon boating and more …

We have been having the best summer ever cruising around Pictou County. It has been so wonderful getting to know many of you at all of the various events we’ve been to so far this summer. We had the chance to mingle with some locals at the Stellarton Homecoming. We started the Homecoming week at...

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