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Current Exhibits

Current Exhibits

The Evergreen Story

Main Level

In this permanent exhibit, learn about the history of Evergreen House and the families that called it home. Travelling from the James’ to the Creighton’s, you will go room to room through the chronological history of the House. This exhibit highlights 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 new permanent exhibit will focus on her long and significant career.

This exhibit will feature many artifacts and will include audio-visual rooms, encouraging visitors to listen to songs that Helen collected, and to view snippets of documentaries on her life and work. You may even be able to record songs and stories of your own!

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 oral histories from survivors, eyewitness accounts, and artifacts from affected homes and families. The exhibit is on display at Evergreen House until fall 2018.

The Carriage Room Photography Studio

Lower Level

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.