Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia is hosting a presentation on Thursday, January 19 by David Jones entitled Lived-in History: the re-purposing of Downtown Dartmouth’s Quaker House and Evergreen. The talk takes place at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street.

The extensive and significant material culture collection of the City of Dartmouth is currently out of public view in a Burnside storage facility. While waiting for a proper and permanent home, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum operates out of two historic buildings: Evergreen and Quaker House.

2017 marks not only the 150th anniversary of Confederation but also of the construction of Judge Alexander James’ Evergreen (famous as the home of folklorist Helen Creighton for almost six decades). Quaker House, notably, is the oldest known surviving building in Dartmouth (1785) and is an integral feature of a potential Downtown Dartmouth Heritage District.

Join David Jones, a strong advocate for cultural heritage, for an illustrated and lively discussion of the ‘lived-in history’ of these notable Dartmouth museum houses.

David Jones is an archaeologist and historian from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society. David is the great grand nephew of Dr. John P. Martin, Town Historian of Dartmouth. Recently graduated from Saint Mary’s University, David has conducted archaeological excavations and geophysical prospections on sites across Nova Scotia.

Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, founded in 1959, is a non-profit registered charity whose goal is to conserve buildings and sites of historic significance and to promote this important cultural component of Nova Scotia’s identity. Heritage Trust hosts a series of lectures which are free and open to the public.