Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Age of Sail Season Opening, May 30th

The Age of Sail Heritage Centre would like to invite you to their season opening this Saturday, May 30th.

Other events planned planed for this month at the Age of Sail Centre include their annual Memorial Service dedicated to those who were lost at sea from these shores. This will be taking place on June 28th at 2 pm. Refreshments to follow afterwards. Also, the Centre has secured a live Blacksmithing display, scheduled for Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th fro, 1 to 5pm. Come and see this wonderful example of a fading art with blacksmith Michael Tennyson.

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Age of Sail Heritage Centre Museum

8334 Highway 209
Port Greville, Nova Scotia
Phone 902.348.2030

Hours of Operation:

Open May 30 to October 12.

Open 7 days a week in July & August, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. In June, September & October, closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Admission: Admission fee charged.

Located on the Ratchford River, on the site of the Red House Landing, this museum centre tells the story of the incredible shipbuilding history of the Parrsborough Shore. Home to over 700 tall ships and a leader in wooden vessels well into the 20th century, the museum shows through hands on displays and panels, various aspects of this rich history. Over 2000 artefacts and countless archives bring the history to life with the help of knowledgeable guides. Also on site is the 100 yr old Port Greville lighthouse and a functional blacksmith shop. The Port Hole Cafe & Gift Shop is located on site. This cozy maritime Tea Room is a great place to have a refreshing drink or even a light lunch made from the finest baking the Parrsboro Shore has to offer. Continuous addition of artefact, and on going expansion means always something new to see!

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