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Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

The Carriage Room Photography Studio

Come and visit our recreation of a 19th-century Photographic Studio to learn how the art of photography has developed through the years. Peer into the past through the lenses of select antique cameras, and witness the process of creating wet-plate photographs.

This feature exhibit is on display in the lower level of Evergreen House.

Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Harbour Explosion, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum presents the exhibit, Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster. This exhibit explores and reflects the impact of the event on Dartmouth. It focuses on the cause of the Explosion and how Dartmouth residents worked together to rebuild their community. This exhibit includes oral histories from survivors, eyewitness accounts, and artifacts from affected homes and families. The exhibit is on display at Evergreen House until January 2018.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this exhibit – more here.

Upcoming Exhibits

Coming Soon!

Morbid Curiosities: Discovering the Peculiar and Unfamiliar

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Morbid Curiosities: Discovering the Peculiar and Unfamiliar is a new temporary exhibit that showcases artifacts that, at first glance, may make skin crawl and heads turn. The three different themes being covered are Victorian Mourning practices, medical practices from the past and “creepy” dolls. The exhibit will not simply be a chance for people to gawk at the strange and unfamiliar (but gawking is encouraged). The goal of the exhibit is to help visitors learn more about these artifacts and why, at the time the objects were created, they were not seen as spooky or strange.

The exhibit is on display on the main level of Evergreen House. It will run from October 24 until November 18.