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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Stellarton Homecoming has it all

Stellarton Homecoming has so many fabulous activities planned for this year that festival-goers won’t go home hungry or bored! This year’s Homecoming will run July 24-28 and kicks off Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Coffee Party at the Presbyterian Church. The Charity Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Bounce Around Inflatables and Highland District Soccer,...

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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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