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January 2017

O’Dell House Museum Permanent Collection

January 1 - December 31
O’Dell House Museum, 136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada
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Step back in time to Victorian Annapolis Royal and explore the many treasures found within the rooms of the Inn. Tour guides are on site daily and self guided tours are available.

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June 2017

Louis Jeremy – O’Dell House Museum

June 17 - September 23

June 17 – October 9, 2017 In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mi’Kmaq artist and craftsman Louis Jeremy, the O’Dell House Museum will feature a varied collection of small decorative yet functional pieces such as picture frames, cups and saucers, match holders, pencil boxes, and tiny wooden shoes, to name a few from our permanent collection, as well as selected pieces from the collection of Marilyn Durling of Centrelea, Nova Scotia.

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Hon. John William Ritchie – Annapolis Royal born Father of Confederation – O’Dell House Museum

June 17 - September 23
O’Dell House Museum, 136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada
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Born in 1890 into a legal and political dynasty, Ritchie was charged with selling confederation to a reluctant Nova Scotia. He was a delegate to the London conference of 1866-67 where the union was completed. This exhibition will also focus on other members of this family. Artifacts within our collection belonging to the family will be installed throughout the museum.

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Fundy Boats – O’Dell House Museum

June 25 - September 30
O’Dell House Museum, 136 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Canada
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A glimpse at the boats ‘born’ in the Annapolis Region, the boats working here and boats dying here – through the photographs taken of the boats, paintings, ship models, and through the experience of our communities. Visit Fundy Boats throughout the summer as the exhibition is constantly evolving.

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October 2017

50 Years of Heritage Preservation in Annapolis Royal – Salt Box Talk at North Hills Museum

October 3
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$10.00

Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, or 1:30 - 3:30 pm   In the summer of 1967 six intrepid people embarked on an adventure, the end of which is still not in sight (fortunately!). The town of Annapolis Royal was in a slow but apparently inexorable decline for its heyday as a bustling seaport and county seat. A number of its 18th and 19th century buildings were threatened; a number had already been demolished. In an effort…

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Crystal in the House – The Georgian Glassware Collection at North Hills Museum – Salt Box Talk

October 10
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$10.00

October 10, 2017 Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm Join us as we examine the history of glassware in Britain, from the Roman period to the 16th century interpretation of Venetian style glass, to the late 17th century when George Ravenscroft introduced lead oxide to the production process of the beloved clear English Georgian glass created in the 18th century sought after by collectors. We will identify different styles and how politics and war had an…

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Nova Scotia Architecture – Salt Box Talk at North Hills Museum

October 17
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$10.00

October 17, 2017 Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, or 1:30 – 3:30pm  Nova Scotia is a treasure chest of many varieties of architecture beginning in the French Colonial period of the 17th century, to the late 18th century Dutch and Georgian styles of the Loyalists found along the Atlantic Coast. The locally built vernacular to the grandeur of Neo Classical and Victorian designs, not to mention the Revival architecture, provide only a sample of the different styles of architecture that we will…

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