Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Northeast Regional Meeting

Hector Exhibit Centre
For those of you who don't know how Nova Scotia's heritage community is divided up, we have four geographic regions - Cape Breton, Central, Northeast and Southwest.  In each of these regions we have what we call the regional groups (I know, very original), consisting of curators, managers, volunteers, and other heritage-minded people.  About twice a year the groups hold meetings to discuss issues and compare notes.  It's been a few years since the Northeast region has held a meeting, but on November 2nd a group of us got together at the Hector Exhibit Centre in Pictou to revive the tradition.

It was a small but mighty group, and lots of great discussions were had.  In attendance were representatives from the Balmoral Grist MillCreamery Square Heritage Centre, Fundy Geological MuseumSutherland Steam Mill, Wallace and Area Museum, and the Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society (which operates the Hector Exhibit Centre).  Each attendee gave a brief update on the goings-on at their museum and everyone was very interested in comparing visitor stats from the season.  Paul Collins spoke about the government programs undergoing review, and Anita brought everyone up to speed on various federal and provincial issues.  As this was the first meeting in awhile, the group talked a lot about what they want to get out of these meetings, and even brainstormed on possible collaborative work.

Dayle and Shirley checking out some archival records during a break
wreck wood from the Titanic and the Conley broadax

made in Nova Scotia display

If you are a heritage organization located in the Northeast you are more than welcome to attend these meetings.  The next one is scheduled for April 28th in Tatamagouche.  We hope to see you there!

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