School & Group Tours

The Museum offers tours for school groups and camps year-round at Evergreen House and seasonally at Quaker House. The typical group rate is $2.00 per person (including children).

School groups and workshops might include additional supplies and will be charged accordingly. Please contact the Museum in advance to book a time and for more information.

Guided Tours Evergreen House

Guided Tours

FREE

Evergreen House

By Staff:
Enjoy an informative guided tour of Evergreen’s main floor and associated exhibits. Available year-round.

Self-Guided:
Using a prepared booklet available at the front desk, take yourself on a tour of the house and its exhibits.

Auditory Guide:
UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Guided Tours Quaker House

Guided Tours

FREE

Quaker House

Enjoy a guided tour through Quaker House by a costumed interpreter. Available seasonally. ***Currently closed for the 2021 season.***

Schoolchildren & Teens

Martian Museum

Martian Museum

Activity

An imaginative activity designed to introduce learners to museums, artifacts, and interpretation. Available to be delivered on-site at the museum or in the classroom. Digital lesson plan and associated materials are coming soon. Created to meet current curriculum outcomes. Contact the Events Coordinator for more information.

Oral History

Oral History

Activity

Short project intended to teach learners about the value and practice of collecting oral history. Learners will create their own questions and set-up and record their own interviews. Digital lesson plan and associated materials also digitally on NovaMuse for grades 9-12 and grades 5-8. Created to meet current curriculum outcomes.

Parents

Heritage Hang-Outs

Heritage Hang-Outs

Activity

A special afternoon for parents and their young children. We know it can be hard to get out with a curious and loud little tyke in tow – but we also believe love of history begins early. Come by for some snacks and conversation – maybe even a special activity or two!

Currently In Development

Adults

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

Upper Level

A uniquely scripted evening for fans of Agatha Christie novels and Clue-style board games. Dress to the nines and come down for an evening of amateur-sleuthing! We guarantee some good old-fashioned spooks and snacks.

How to History

How to History

Upper Level

Join us for a series of small workshops/lectures on topics such as getting started in genealogy, how to handle and store antiques and artifacts, and how to use archives.

Currently In Development

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Upper Level

What year was the MacDonald Bridge completed? Who created the Alderney Gate sculptures? What is the name of the oldest standing structure in Dartmouth? Think you can answer these? Come out for a relaxing evening of fun, friends, snacks, and prizes. Don’t worry – we’ll throw in plenty of pop-culture questions for those still learning all the local history.

Currently In Development

Seniors

Reminisce Kit

Reminisce Kit

Activity

The Reminisce Kit is an educational tool available to loan to community organizations. It is designed to be used by nursing homes, senior’s centres, and for those with dementia. The Kit uses the time period of the 1950s as a starting point for reminiscing. The Kit contains a suitcase of working artifacts from the Collection, a Program Manual, and an Activity Book. To learn more or reserve the box, please contact the museum.

Neuro-divergent Persons

Low-Sensory Hour

Activity

Every Wednesday morning from 10am-12pm, we will dim the lights and quiet the museum to allow guests with sensory sensitivities to visit us without feeling overwhelmed. Self-guided tour booklets are available for those who prefer, or, if requested, a member of staff can offer a soft-spoken tour.

NovaMuse

NovaMuse

Put together by ANSM (Association of Nova Scotia Museums), NovaMuse is an online database of collections from across the province. Additionally, the site features a page for teacher resources – including those created by DHM – from museums across the province, including direct links to artifacts and created using current curriculum outcomes.

Memory NS

Memory NS

Put together by ANSM (Association of Nova Scotia Museums), NovaMuse is an online database of collections from across the province. Additionally, the site features a page for teacher resources – including those created by DHM – from museums across the province, including direct links to artifacts and created using current curriculum outcomes.