Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Season Opening of River Hebert Heritage Models Centre/Museum

Heritage Models offical "Opening Day" celebration will be on Sunday, June 7th. Please join the good people of River Hebert and Joggins who will be celebrating this wonderful expression of local heritage. There will be guest speakers, a new model unvieled, musical intertainment, an appearence of the Joggins Dance Troup, and a light lunch to follow.

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River Hebert Hertitage Models Center/Museum

1868 Main St, River Hebert
Nova Scotia, Canada
B0L 1G0
Phone: 902.251.2442

Hours of Opperation:

Open daily from mid May to October 1
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Adults $4.00
Seniors and Students $3.00
Children 5 and under free
Special Rates for groups

Heritage Models is a museum that houses a remarkable collection of educational hand built miniature models and artifacts that depict the history, culture and heritage of the surrrounding area. The models are built 1 1/12 scale and exhibits the finest details.

The walls of the museum are hand painted in colorful murals that illustrates the past and bring the models to life in there original setting. 43 of the 45 models were built by local folk artist Reginald (Bud) Johnston. The community suffered a great loss when Bud passed away in 2007. His memory will live on through his love of the community and this wonderful legecy.
Three new additions to the museum are: A model of the "Grind Stone Quarry" in Lower Cove, an 8 foot wooden sculpture of Bud and a 9 foot wooden light house.

The museum contains an information center, gift shop, and a "Days Gone Bye Building" that displays historial artifacts, photos and documents. Washrooms and parking are on site.

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