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June 2017

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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August 2017

Painting in Canada Part 1, In Celebration of Canada 150

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$6.00

We will trace the origins of painting in Canada from the early French patronage of the church in the 17th century to the English tradition of painting images of important officials, merchants and their properties. We will explore the Canadian landscape through the eyes of 18thcentury topographical painters, and the wonderful paintings of everyday life by Krieghoff and Kane. The works of the academically trained artists will also be explored, that would lead to the foundation of different art societies and…

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North Hills Museum Annual Vintage Automobile Show

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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View cars, trucks and tractors dating from 1900 – 1980. Chat with the owners, take pictures and enjoy the museum. All are welcome at this free family event. For more information contact Brenda Keen at North Hills Museum 902-532-2168, or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

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Painting in Canada Part 2, In Celebration of Canada 150

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$6.00

Our travels continue through post confederation Canada with the impressionistic style paintings by members of the Canadian Art Club, to the struggle to define nationalism as seen in the works of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, and contemporaries such as Emily Carr. We will also study the works of great modern painters such as Alfred Pellan, Paul Emile Borduas and Jean Paul Riopelle. The 1950s and 60s produced great abstract artists such as Jock MacDonald and Jack Bush, and…

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Framed – The Art Around the Painting

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$6.00

Learn about the history and function of frames in the golden age of frame making between the 14th and 19th centuries in Europe. Discover the stylistic differences in the ornamentation of frames; often as fascinating as that of the paintings themselves. Mr. Patterson’s collection of art is surrounded by some wonderful examples. This program is designed for those who would like to discover and appreciate North Hills Museum and the surrounding community. Each session will include a power point presentation…

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“Keeping up with the Stuarts”

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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$6.00

Join us as we travel through the English furniture styles that were popular during the Stuart period from the beginning of the reign of James I in 1603 to the end of Queen Anne’s reign in 1714. We will examine the sturdy oak construction of the Jacobean style that was prevalent from James I to Charles I; the austere designs of the Puritans; the influence of the French and Dutch in the Carolean style while Charles II was in exile;…

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September 2017

North Hills Museum Tea & Garden Party

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Hills Museum, 5065 Granville Road
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S 1K0 Canada
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Join us for an afternoon of live music, tea and wonderful treats, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Annapolis Heritage Society. Free family event, donations welcome. For more information contact Dawn Bourke at North Hills Museum 902-532-2168, or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

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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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