My first stop was the Kings County Museum in Kentville. Yes I know this isn't in Digby County but I stopped on my way. While this wasn't their official seasonal site visit, since I was passing through it seemed like a good opportunity to pick up their database file for cleaning & migration. It also gave the curator and I a chance to talk about the new database and our big plans for future work. With almost 12,000 entries this is one of the largest databases being migrated to the new CollectiveAccess system, so sitting down with the curator to show her what to expect and how easily she'll be able to work with the collection was a nice way to break up what would have been a 3 hour drive. By the time I got to Digby the weather was starting to clear and I got to enjoy some great scenery.
|my favorite view in the province|
|Admiral Digby Museum|
I spent Thursday at the Admiral Digby Museum with the curator and summer student. We had a very full day of reviewing the CollectiveAccess database and dreaming up all sorts of potential projects. I'm especially interested in seeing all the old photographs in the Digby collection, because I know that what's currently in the database is only the tip of the iceberg.
There was some sort of antique car event taking place in town, or at least a tour group who decided to stop in Digby. The downtown was lined with some beautiful old cars, and the locals were definitely enjoying the treat. It's not every day you get to see a century-old automobile, let alone 10 of them.
|on the way to the Islands Museum|
|wharf & rockweed at low tide|
It was a hectic few days, but great to be back on the road. Until next time...