Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Long Lines for the N1H1 Flu Clinic in Amherst

As we have seen in other parts of Canada, people are lining up in droves to receive the N1H1 (Human Swine Infuenza) flu shot in Amherst. As the door opened on the first day of the clinic, the line stetched down the street for hundreds of metres. Despite the long lines and the frosty morning, people seemed to be in good spirits and were orderly. The clinic will continue for the entire month of November so their will be ample time for all citizens of the County to receive the vaccine. For more information on N1H1 and the Nova Scotia Immunization Campaign, please go to: or you can call 811.

Pictures from the Cumberland County Museum Halloween Haunted House

Monday, October 26, 2009

H1N1 Clinics for Cumberland County

For more information on N1H1 (Human Swine Influenza) and the Nova Scotia Immunization Campaign please go to:
0r call 811.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Alfred Ernest Whitehead Art Exhibit at the Cumberland County Museum

The Cumberland County Museum and Archives is pleased to present the Alfred Ernest Whitehead Art Exhibit. This wonderful exhibit features over 70 works of art from various private contributors throughout Cumberland County. This exhibit showcases Whitehead’s “Quebec Period” 1915-1947 and “Maritime Period” 1947-1974.

Alfred Ernest Whitehead was born July 10, 1887 in Peterborough, England and immigrated to Canada in 1912 at the age of 25. Mr. Whitehead died in Amherst, Nova Scotia on April 1, 1974 at the age of 87.

Mr. Whitehead is best known throughout Cumberland County, Nova Scotia as a Composer, Organist, Choirmaster, Teacher and Painter.
As Dean of Music at Mount Allison University and as the organist- choirmaster at Trinity St. Stephen Church in Amherst, Mr. Whitehead is fondly remembered for his musical knowledge, angelic music and his remarkable performances.

However it is his amazing “Artistic Talent” as a painter that embellishes many of the homes and private collections throughout Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, along with other parts of Canada and the United States.

Whitehead’s variety of styles in oils, water colours and gouaches has been recognized through exhibits at Cumberland County Museum & Archives, Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick, and Mount Allison University. His works has also been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Pastel Society as well as many other exhibitions throughout Canada.

The Alfred Ernest Whitehead Art Exhibit opens November 3rd. until December 19th. Hours of exhibit are Tuesday to Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm.
Admission $3.00 per person.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Open House at the Creamery Square Heritage Centre in Tatamagouche

If you haven’t had a change to see the wonderful new heritage Centre in Tatamagouche, here’s your chance. On October 24th the Creamery Square will be holding their open house from 9:30 to 4:30. Admission FREE! See five museums and archives in one facility.

For more information please contact:

The Creamery Square Heritage Centre, 39 Creamery Rd. Tatamagoughe, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902.657.3500
Fax: 902.657.0240

North Shore Archives at the Creamery Square Heritage Centre, 39 Creamery Rd. Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia Office: (902) 657-3449 General Inquiries: (902) 657-3447
Email: or

Free Tourism Workshop: Is your business realizing its full potential?

Joggins Fossil Cliffs World Heritage Site
Thursday November 5th 9:15 AM-3:30 PM
Lunch Included

Tourism is Nova Scotia’s biggest industry generating 1.3 billion dollars in revenue and you are an important part of it. The industry has evolved, with visitors now looking for experiences, rather than location. Who are your visitors? Who isn’t but you want them to be and how can you attract them and keep them?

This workshop is designed to show you how to stop, take a step back and review your operation, how you market, who you can market in partnership with to share costs and most importantly, how you can make money without having to spend on marketing , which does not work for you. You will also learn how to improve the visitor experience through industry market readiness and address the importance of customer service in improving your bottom line.

Morning Session
Positioning for Tourism Marketing.
(9:15 AM-12:45 PM)
Facilitator: Melanie Cookson Carter, Operations, Coordinator Joggins Fossil Institute

Lunch Served
(12:45 PM-1:30 PM)

Afternoon Session
(1:30 PM-3:00 PM)
Insider Tips for Connecting Visitors to Experiences
Presenter: Terri McCulloch, Manager, Bay of Fundy Tourism Management Partnership

Summary and Wrap-up
(3:00 PM-3:30 PM)

Please pre-register by contacting Geoff de Gannes at CREDA at 667-3638 or email

Deadline to register is November 2nd, 2009 and places are limited.

This workshop will be beneficial to small business owner/operators, hotels, restaurants, museums, development agencies, community groups and other industry partners in both the Fundy and Northumberland Regions of Cumberland County. The workshop is being sponsored by the Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association (CREDA) and the Fundy Shore Tourism Destination Area Committee.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Halloween Haunted House at the Cumberland County Museum

Halloween Haunted House at the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. Saturday, October 24th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Admission, only $2.00.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poetry at the Wallace and Area Museum

Harvest of Poetry will present two Toronto poets at the Wallace and Area Museum. Kevin Connolly will be reading from his latest collection; "Revolver." This collection is nominated for both the Trillium Prize and the Griffen Prize. Next will be Matthew Tierney from his new collection; "The Hayflick Limit." The readings will take place at the Museum on Monday, October 5th at 7:30.

Nova Scotia Highlanders Association Meeting

On October 2nd the Nova Scotia Highlanders Association will meet at 8:00 pm at the Armory. All Highlander and friends of the battalion are welcome.