News Release Archive


Thanksgiving weekend marks the last few days before many museums
operated by the Nova Scotia Museum close on Oct. 15, and the
museums are seeing the season out with special events.

Attending an event at one of the museums is one way to celebrate
the long weekend.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, visitors to the Fundy Geological Museum in
Parrsboro, can join a "Travel Back in Time Walk" and take a
guided tour to West Bay. They can find out what the area might
have looked like hundreds of millions of years ago. The
interpreters show novice geologists where to look for fossils,
fissures in the rock and other clues to what the world was like
in prehistoric times.

Also on Sunday, the Balmoral Grist Mill, Tatamagouche, is holding
its annual Thanksgiving open house from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The
miller will be grinding grains at the only working grist mill
left in the province. Wagon rides, live music and picnic tables
make for a great day outdoors.

In New Ross, costumed interpreters at Ross Farm Museum are
preparing for winter on Monday, Oct. 14. Visitors can find out
how families lived through a Canadian winter without
refrigerators, freezers, furnaces and cars. The interpreters are
preserving food, splitting a huge pile of wood, and repairing
snowshoes and sleds.

Visitors to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg, are
invited to come aboard the Theresa E. Connor, the museum's Grand
Banks schooner, Monday, Oct. 14. They can tour the forecastle of
the vessel, the fisherman's "home on the ocean" and get
acquainted with the rigorous life of the men and boys who fished
the Grand Banks.

At Starr's Point, near Wolfville, Monday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. - 3
p.m. the staff of Prescott House Museum, is using an apple press
to make apple cider on the lawn. Inside, a special collection of
apples of all varieties, rare and common, makes the entire museum
smell delicious.

Museums remaining open year-round are the Firefighters' Museum,
Yarmouth; Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro; the Museum of
Industry, Stellarton; and the two museums in Halifax; Museum of
Natural History and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.


Ross Farm Museum, Sandra Creighton            902-689-2210

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Jim Tupper  902-634-4794

Prescott House Museum, Caroline Power         902-542-3984

Fundy Geological Museum, Ken Adams            902-254-3814

Balmoral Grist Mill Museum, John Taylor       902-657-3016

trp                    Oct. 03, 1996 - 3:15 p.m.