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From Blades to Boots – Ice Skates and How they were Advertised

by Shannon Baxter This is the 10th and final entry in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...

In the News: CBC Do Crew to Help Ready Quaker House for Season

We’re so excited to have CBC’s Louise Renault and the Do Crew coming to Quaker House May 26. What a great help it will be as we prepare for the summer of 2017 at this historic landmark in downtown Dartmouth...

Anyone’s Game: Ladies Ice Skates, for Pleasure and for Hockey

by Shannon Baxter This is the ninth in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the world...

Honouring Our Dartmouth Connections to the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Did you know that 338 people from Dartmouth served in the First World War? 337 men and 11 women. Of the 348 people from Dartmouth who served, how many...

A Soldier’s Skates

by Shannon Baxter This is the eighth in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the world...

Preserving and Protecting the Starr Skate Collection

by Shannon Baxter This is the seventh in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the world...

‘The Watercolours of W.R. Symons’ Exhibit Now Open

On Friday, March 31 a new exhibit debuted at Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s Evergreen House. “The Watercolours of W. R. Symons, 1898-1987” explores the life and work of Dartmouth painter, W. R. Symons. Symons lived his whole life in Dartmouth and...

The DHM Gazette, Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of The Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society Gazette, our quarterly newsletter, has been posted. Besides regular features like the Director’s Desk, Events & Exhibits, and Membership News, and Memories from the Past, special features for this edition...

Bluenose: A Dartmouth Connection

Featured image is at the launch of ‘Bluenose’ in Lunenburg on March 26, 1921. (Knickles Studio photo. Used with permission) This Sunday, March 26, marks the 96th anniversary of the launch of the legendary schooner Bluenose, commonly known to be...