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Skates of the First Lady of Folklore (Dr. Helen Creighton’s Skates)

by Shannon Baxter This is the second article in a series that will feature 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...

Starr Manufacturing Company: The Life of a Starr

by Shannon Baxter This is the first article in a series that will feature 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...

A New Life After 150 Years

by Dale Wilson If a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when you can’t see the picture? Such was the case recently when an ambrotype made its way to the Carriage House Studio. Even the most casual observer...

Extra, Extra – The Latest Gazette is Online!

The Winter 2016/2017 edition of The Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society Gazette, our quarterly newsletter, has been posted. We encourage you to check it out to see what’s been going on the past few months and what we’re working on. And...

Quaker House & Evergreen Highlight Heritage Trust Presentation January 19

Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia is hosting a presentation on Thursday, January 19 by David Jones entitled Lived-in History: the re-purposing of Downtown Dartmouth’s Quaker House and Evergreen. The talk takes place at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the...

Christmas Cheer & Song Set for December 17

The Dartmouth Heritage Museum is proud to present the annual Christmas Cheer & Song event at Evergreen House on Saturday, December 17 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy festive music by Acadia, featuring Gail Fulop and Wayne Slaunwhite,...

The Carriage Room Photography Studio

by Dale Wilson The Carriage Room at Evergreen House has been transformed and what an exciting place for the photography historian or those wanting to learn more about the very beginnings of “painting with light.” Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was a French artist and photographer,...

My Favourite Artifact, by Courtney Mrazek

My name is Courtney Mrazek and I have been a heritage interpreter at Evergreen and Quaker House for the last three summers. The time I have spent at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum has afforded me valuable skills across many arenas, including practical and hands on...

Message from the Director

This summer we were blessed with beautiful weather and during the cold days of next winter it will be nice to reflect on. Long days of hot sunny weather are perfect for going to the beach but not necessarily coming to the...