Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Creamery Square - Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

The Creamery Square in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia offers the following events: On the 14th of July there is "A woman's work is never done - a reminder of country living in 1912", there will be cow milking, butter patting, a hunt for eggs, and more.

For July 28th and 29th "Things Maritime" is scheduled. Help build the chaloupe, make some rope, try caulking, eat the hardtack (but knock out the weevils), drink the rum and lime water. Admire the ship modelsand find out what life was like on a sailing vessel in the Great Age of Sail.

On August the 11th and 12th come for our "Scottish Cultural and Heritage Weekend", a great opportunity to try Highland Dancing. Art and other displays, learn some Gaelic, taste Scottish food, and attend a painting workshop. On Sunday, the 12th, starting at 11am at the Sharon United Church attend "Kickin' the Tartans". In the afternoon witness "Living HIstory", how did the Highlands live - wear their tartans, use their weapons? in the evening come to Fables Club for readings from Scottish LIterature, the classic film "Whiskey Galore", whiskey Tasting, and live music.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Senator Margaret Fawcett-Norrie Creamery Square Heritage Centre

The Senator Margaret Fawcett-Norrie Creamery Square Heritage Centre has the following upcoming events:

June 30    Canada Day at the Farmer’s Market and the Heritage Centre

July 14     Women’s Work is Never Done at the Heritage Centre

Age of Sail Museum, Port Greville, NS

Age of Sail Museum in Port Greville, NS has the following events upcoming -

June 24 Annual Memorial Service for those Lost at Sea TBA Port Greville

June 24 Museum begins Summer Hours - Extending Hours to

7 Days a Week Port Greville

July TBA Annual Community Yard Sale

(free tables at the museum) TBA Port Greville

July 20-22 Annual Heritage Festival

- Friday Guest Speaker (7pm)

- Saturday, Dinner Theatre (6pm)

- Sunday Strawberry Brunch (11am-2pm) Port Greville

July 29 Birthday Celebrations & Volunteer Appreciation Day Port Greville

Historic Ottawa House by the Sea - July Events

Historic Ottawa House by the Sea - July Scheduled Events

Note: Weekly Thursday Evening Story Time Starts - Please inquire to confirm Date and Time

1 Canada Day with the Citizens' Band, Flag Raising; Birthday Cake and Fun for all - 2pm
4 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
5 Bridge Party
8 Strawberry Tea - 2pm - 4pm
11 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
12 Bridge Party
15 Sunday Series - 2pm
18 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
19 Bridge Party
22 Sunday Series - 2pm
25 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
26 Bridge Party

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cumberland County Museum & Archives - Book Launch

June 16th - 2 pm -Cumberland County Museum & Archives is proud to present the launch of a new book by author Jamie Heap titled " Dreams Derailed: The Main Events, People and Places Associated with the Chignecto Ship Railway and the Chignecto Canal, 1686-1960". Jamie Heap will also have some of his other books on hand as well.

Cumberland County Museum & Archives - Nature Walk

June 16th - Nature walk

On Saturday, the Cumberland County Museum Society will hold its annual Nature walk at the Amherst Point Migratory Bird Sanctuary (the Glen). Participants will meet at 9:00 am at the Cumberland County Museum & Archives, 150 Church Street, Amherst and car pool to the Glen.

Knowledgeable leaders will be available to describe the various habitats and the ecology, as well as the plants and animals observed. For further information contact Bill Fairbanks at 661-0559 or the Cumberland County Museum & Archives at 667-2561. Participants should dress according to the weather conditions.

Historic Ottawa House by the Sea Museum

Historic Ottawa House by the Sea - June Schedule of Events

Note: Weekly Thursday Evening Story Time Starts - Please inquire to confirm Date and Time

6 Weekly Rug Hooking Starts - Every Wednesday - 10am - 2pm
7 Weekly Bridge Parties Start - Every Thursday
10 Diamond Jubilee Tea and Exhibit - 2pm to 4pm
13 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
14 Bridge Party
20 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
21 Bridge Party
27 Rug Hooking - 10am - 2pm
28 Bridge Party

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Joggins Fossil Institute - Father's Day BBQ and Lobster Boil

June 17th - Father’s Day BBQ and Lobster Boil

Spoil your father or yourself with a sausage and Bay of Fundy lobster!

Call for details or to reserve your spaces: 251-2727, 1.888.932.9766 Joggins Fossil Institute

Joggins Fossil Institute - Four Hour Tour

Have you experienced the cool Bay of Fundy air on your skin, felt the crunch of rocks under your feet, and tasted a deliciously fresh home-made lunch, all while learning about 300 million year old fossils? At the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, you can.

Our four hour tour package includes the three E's: exploration, education, and enjoyment. Previously held just once a month, these four hour tours have increased in availability!

Explore the Classic Section of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs with an experienced guide and discover million year old tetrapod footprints, large fossilized trees, and primitive seed ferns.

Included in the tour is a gourmet, freshly made lunch from our own Roundhouse Cafe. This lunch includes a drink, sandwich, fruit, and a treat! Our chefs, Joyce and Corey, can accommodate dietary preferences.

Our first four hour tour of the 2012 season will be taking place on Sunday, June 10th at 9:30am. To book a spot on this tour, or to enquire about booking another tour, please contact us at 1-902-251-2727, extension 231, or through e-mail at

We look forward to exploring with you!