Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Parrsboro Band Hall

Congratulations to Parrsboro Band Hall on their new lighting. It is hoped to have the new system in place for the band's annual Christmas concert on Dec. 19.

Age of Sail Expansion

Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland- Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and La Francophonie, was on hand Sunday November 20, 2011 to make an announcement in regards to the Government of Canada’s investment in the community of Port Greville. The Age of Sail will receive the Phase ll funding for the restoration and expansion of the Age of Sail Heritage Centre. Congratulations Age of Sail!!!

Howard Spence

The speaker meeting with Howard Spence has been postponed tonight until January 12 because of road and weather conditions. Thank you. Shirley Nickerson, Curator of the Cumberland County Museum & Archives.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Our survey results are in!

Survey Results from our Mystery Bus Tour
One hundred percent of the people that attended on Oct 15, 2011 enjoyed the Mystery Bus Tour! We did have some difficulty with the PA system on the bus being out of commission and our wireless system did pick up some static along the way. Our tour guide was able to speak loud enough that everyone could hear. We offered facts about Cumberland County and the different areas and had trivia questions with prizes for the winners. Our lunch meal was very leisurely and consisted of two slices of roast beef, two scoops of mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, peas, homemade carrots, coleslaw, roll with butter, homemade mustard pickles, coffee, tea, and water, your choice of dessert - either Lemon Meringue Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Cherry cheesecake, or pineapple squares. It was enjoyed by all! Cumberland County Heritage Network Society gives a thumbs up to BayView Restaurant in Joggins, owned and operated by Margie Melanson, and Brenda - the cook, for their absolutely fantastic meal and excellent service with smiles!
Here are the comments from our day tourists:
The mystery stops certainly made it interesting
Wonderful day- great weather
It was very interesting and fun
Very informative
Great to have lots of time at the stops
Good time of year not too hot
If a large crowd- need better intercom system
Excellent trip
Great not to have to wear seatbelts
All found the tour educational
Very informative - learned lots
Enjoyed the local facts
Found out things about Cumberland County I never knew
I'm inspired to brush up on Atlantic history
Trivia questions were posers
One hundred percent would be willing to attend another of our tours to different areas/ events/ or attractions and all would recommend a CCHN tour to another person(s).
It seems that the best way to reach our customers is through the newspapers, posters, radio and recommendations.
What type of tour would you be interested in:
1-Genealogy 3- Fossils 3-Music 4- Ships 5- Heritage 3- Acadian 3- Culture 5- Arts 6-History other: All, scenic
What did you like best about your tour today: Very well organized- I did enjoy Age of Sail & Parrsboro, meeting new folks with common interests and all the stops, all of it, all, everything was perfect, bus ride-learning time-scenery, the adventure of going on a mystery tour, food-travel-scenic sites, well organized-did not have to drive- enjoyed it all-thanks, the cherry cheesecake, a very congenial tour guide.

Watch for our upcoming tours in 2012 so you can take part. You never know where you might end up!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Calling all Teacups!

Teacup Exhibit – Does your teacup tell a story? Having tea with relatives & friends has always been a social way for people to catch-up with events & share important parts of their lives. Do you have a teacup with a special story on its purchase? Who gave it to you? Why mother left it to you when your sister Doris had her eye on it? (But you really were your mothers’ favourite & now you can tell all!) Starting November 19th you can drop off your teacup & share your story at the Cumberland County Museum & Archives. The teacup display will be open to the public from November 27th until January 7th

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Toy Bingo

River Hebert Heritage Models Centre/Museum is hosting their toy bingo on November 14th, 7 p.m. at the River Hebert Legion. Now is your time to join in and get some toys for the season!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pictures of the Tour

Here are the pictures that I promised. It was a dark and stormy night but the very brave (and cold) ventured out to what turned out to be an incredible night.

All nice, clean and raring to go.

Deep in the mine

It was a little on the scarey side but nobody screamed and ran out, even when the lights were turned off. Pitch black darkness and no one said a word for a minute. I can only imagine what was going on in their minds.

Until the next adventure...