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Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Evergreen and the Victorian Era

Main Level

In this permanent exhibit, learn about the history of Evergreen House and the era in which is was built. Travel through the history of the House with highlighted artifacts from the Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s permanent collection.

Helen Creighton and the World of Folklore

Main Level

Dr. Helen Creighton moved in to 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.

Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster

Upper Level

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax 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 eyewitness accounts, and artifacts from affected homes and families.