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N.S. MUSEUM--Prescott House Museum's Twilight Tour 
What was it like to attend a 19th-century party at a grand estate
in the country, complete with the glow of lamplight? Find out by
joining a special twilight tour at historic Prescott House
Museum, Starr's Point near Wolfville, from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday,
Oct. 11.

Walk through history and be treated to classical and folk music
of the 1800s. Sample mulled cider and delectable sweets concocted
from authentic 19th-century recipes.

Prescott House Museum, called Acacia Grove in the 1800s, was
built by Charles Ramage Prescott in 1817. A member of the
legislature, Mr. Prescott is best known as a horticulturalist who
was a Nova Scotian pioneer in the apple industry. The estate was
rejuvenated in the 1930s by Prescott's great-granddaughter, Mary
Allison Prescott, who added beautiful gardens, traced and
returned some of Charles Prescott's furnishings, and restored the
Georgian house to its former grandeur. Today, Prescott House
Museum is a National Historic Site and part of the Nova Scotia
Museum's family of 25 museums.

Tickets to the twilight tour are $8, available in advance at
Prescott House Museum and Apple Tree Landing Children's Centre in
Canning, and at the door the night of the event. Tour proceeds
benefit the Apple Tree Landing Children's Centre.


Contact: Judith Shiers Milne
         Nova Scotia Museum

ngr               October 7, 1997                   2:45 pm