Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia
|Posted by Laura de Boer on January 10, 2018 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
To our members and friends:
If you have any suggestions or know of an interesting topic or person pretaining to the industrial heritage of Nova Scotia, please come forward and let us know. We are always seeking speakers and or subject which would be of interst to our organization. Send us a note through email or post a message on Facebook.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Laura de Boer on January 5, 2016 at 10:45 PM||comments (0)|
We're pleased to share this photo with permission from one of Nova Scotia's archaeological consulting firms, CRM Group Limited. This die was once used to cast skate blades at the Dartmouth site of Starr Manufacturing, and was discovered last year in a Dartmouth garden. Here's what CRM Group has to sa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Laura de Boer on October 7, 2015 at 5:30 PM||comments (0)|
Our second annual public archaeology program at Shubie Park in Dartmouth was a fantastic success! We were joined by forty-six participants of all ages to help us excavate a worker's cottage occupied during the first phase of construction of the Shubenacadie Canal, between 1826 and 1831. See our photo section for an album of dig photos, and check out the scoop in the news stories below:Read Full Post »
|Posted by Laura de Boer on November 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
For those interested in watching or sharing a great video on a steam-powered sawmill, including clear explanations on steam engines and the associated belt-driven machinery, we recommend this short feature:
The Woodwright's Shop - Steam Power Sawmill - PBS
|Posted by Laura de Boer on November 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
We're pleased to pass along the news that the Wile Carding Mill, which was visited during an IHNS field trip in recent years, will soon become a municipally registered heritage property. The Bridgewater museum, owned by the nearby DesBrisay Museum, is a structure built around 1860 by Dean Wile. The Wile family were among the first European descenants to settle in the Bridgewater area during the colonial period.
The Wile Carding Mill is one of only a few carding mills still extant in the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Laura de Boer on November 14, 2013 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Our public talk in early November featured a gold panning demonstration and some spectacular fluorescent and phosphorescent minerals from Nova Scotia and beyond. Check out our photo gallery for a few snapshots from the evening.