Evergreen Exhibits

Evergreen and the Victorian Era

Main Level

Learn about the history of Evergreen House and the era in which it was built. Travel through the history of the House with highlighted artifacts from the Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s permanent collection.

The Dartmouth Maker’s Gallery

Main Level

Our Green Parlour now features a selection of art and other artifacts made either in the area or by local residents. The pieces are occasionally rotated to showcase the vast amount of art and artifacts in the collection.

Helen Creighton and the World of Folklore

Main Level

Dr. Helen Creighton moved into Evergreen House with her family in 1921. In 1928, she began her career as a folklorist: collecting songs and stories from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. This permanent exhibit focuses on her long and significant career. This exhibit features a small audio-visual room, with two short film clips for visitors to enjoy.

Halifax Explosion

Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster

Upper Level

This exhibit was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. 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 eyewitness accounts, and artifacts from affected homes and families.

Toys Through Time

Toys Through Time

Upper Level

This small exhibit in our galley room showcases some of our most interesting and notable toy artifacts. From Barbie to Bingo, this exhibit promises to be fun for the whole family!

The Victorian Nursery

Upper Level

At long last, after many requests, Evergreen now has a small bedroom exhibit featuring adorable children’s furniture and a spooky surprise for visitors!

Quaker Exhibits

Dartmouth Quakers and the Whaling Industry

Dartmouth Quakers and the Whaling Industry

Quaker House

Quaker House, the oldest standing structure in Dartmouth, was built by Quaker Whalers in the late 18th Century. Though the whalers and their industry only remained in Dartmouth for a few years, their story is fascinating and explored through the rooms of the house.