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‘The Watercolours of W.R. Symons’ Exhibit Now Open

On Friday, March 31, 2017 a new exhibit debuted at Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s Evergreen House. “The Watercolours of W. R. Symons, 1898-1987” explores the life and work of Dartmouth painter, W. R. Symons. Symons lived his whole life in Dartmouth...

The DHM Gazette, Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of The Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society Gazette, our quarterly newsletter, has been posted. Besides regular features like the Director’s Desk, Events & Exhibits, and Membership News, and Memories from the Past, special features for this edition...

Bluenose: A Dartmouth Connection

Featured image is at the launch of ‘Bluenose’ in Lunenburg on March 26, 1921. (Knickles Studio photo. Used with permission) This Sunday, March 26, marks the 96th anniversary of the launch of the legendary schooner Bluenose, commonly known to be...

Celtic Tales a ‘Telling’ Success

A capacity crowd was on hand Friday, March 17 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s ‘Evergreen House’ with Celtic Tales & Tea. All were treated to an afternoon of grand storytelling and favourite folk songs by Cindy...

Competition for Starr

by Shannon Baxter This is the sixth in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the world...

The Brennan Family Skates

by Shannon Baxter This is the fifth in a series of articles that will focus on Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...

How Old is Old?

By Dale Wilson, Carriage Room Studio Great, great, great Grandmother is sternly looking at us through two layers of glass, surrounded in brass and encased in beautiful Moroccan leather.  Should this be all that is known, how then does one...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Evergreen With Celtic Tales & Tea

Tickets are sold out for this event; thanks for your support! The Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society is pleased to host Cindy Campbell-Stone and Liz Newkirk at Evergreen House for a fun afternoon of Celtic Tales on Friday, March 17. Both...

Looking Back at Old-Time Winters in Dartmouth

It’s been a wintry week in Dartmouth so thought we’d share some vintage winter images of Dartmouth and Dartmouthians – enjoy! click on image to enlarge  ...

The Skates of Charles F. Bell, a True Dartmouth Man

by Shannon Baxter This is the fourth in a series of articles that will focus on Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...