Carmichael-Stewart House opens for the season

NEW GLASGOW — Carmichael Stewart House has opened for the season. Located on Temperance Street, this summer the museum’s focus will be on the Riverside Cemetery. During the opening, guests were greeted by curator/summer student James Lees and Paul Lalande, president of the Pictou County Historical Society (PCHS). Lees presented an overview of historical information...

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Spinning some education

The atmosphere at the Walk through Time Museum will be warm and cosy on June 29 with a Wool Day event taking place. The Scotsburn museum will be hosting a day for participants to learn about wool beginning from how the sheep are raised all the way through to the many different products that are...

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Positive start to year for Pictou

PICTOU – Mayor Jim Ryan says he hopes the prospects for two developments in Pictou will help the town and surrounding region. Ryan was commenting on the sale of the former golf club on Beeches Road and a recent Canadian Living magazine survey that listed Pictou as one of 22 towns to visit. “The Town...

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Vanguard Exhibit featured at McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre

The life and work of 32 remarkable Nova Scotians are being featured in an exhibit at the McCulloch House Museum from November 15 to January 15. Vanguard: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians profile 32 Nova Scotians from the past 150 years whose lives exemplify innovation and change, and champion diversity. “This exhibit highlights some...

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Changing of the guard

Military museum’s founder, Vincent Joyce, steps down Vincent Joyce is giving up one passion to concentrate on another. The founder, president and stalwart of the Pictou County Military Museum is retiring from that position, effective the end of September. He is moving to the Hammonds Plains area to be closer to family – including his two sons and his...

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Digging history

STELLARTON — Some Pictou County residents got to live out childhood dreams of being an archaeologist and digging up history on Saturday as the Museum of Industry hosted an archaeological dig at the site of the old foundry that once stood beside the current Albion Trail beside the museum. The project was the second dig in...

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Many fond memories of Green Hill park

To the Editor: I was sent your article re the Green Hill Rejuvenation Group and their interest in finding out additional information re Green Hill’s past. My name is Isabel Thompson (nee Grant) and I am a native of New Glasgow but moved to Ottawa with my parents in 1960. My grandparents were Clifford and...

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