Metro Museums Offer Unique Experiences Over Holidays

first_img Information is also available on the website at . Looking for a unique experience over the holidays for yourfamily? Why not try your hand at making a Carrick bend rope mat?Or perhaps you’d prefer to view recently acquired artifacts andspecimens, take a shipwreck quiz or design a futuristic plasticmodel spaceship. All these opportunities and more are available at the two metroarea Nova Scotia Museum sites. The Maritime Museum of theAtlantic, on Lower Water Street, and the Museum ofNatural History, on Summer Street, will be open most days overthe holidays. At the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, visitors have theopportunity to make their own Turk’s Head or Carrick Bend ropemats — the same kind of mats that have been used aboard shipsfor centuries. Visitors can also try to make a Monkey’s Fist knotor help with some net-making. An interactive computer kiosk, called On the Rocks, also allowspeople to explore Nova Scotia’s coastline for shipwrecks or takea shipwreck quiz. Twenty historic ship portraits and the Familiesat Sea display in the Masters of the Sea Exhibit are alsoavailable. At the Museum of Natural History, Building Our Collection,Preserving Our Heritage is a new temporary exhibition showcasingthe portrait of Susanna Francklin, by John Singleton Copley. Every Saturday and Sunday participants can enjoy bug cooking,gallery tours and talks, and walks with Gus, the museum’sresident 82-year-old gopher tortoise. There are also twoworkshops for kids: Using your Microscope, on Tuesday, Dec. 28,and Kit Bashing and Model Making on Thursday, Dec 30. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Museum of NaturalHistory will be open regular hours with the exception of thefollowing dates: — Dec 24 – closed in the afternoon– Dec. 25 – closed– Dec. 26 – closed– Dec. 27 – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Museum of Natural History) 9:30a.m. – 5 p.m. (Maritime Museum of the Atlantic)– Jan. 1 – closed For more information or to register for workshops call: The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 902-424-7490 The Museum of Natural History 902-424-7353last_img read more

Duesling departs for Brant County

Norfolk’s general manager of development and cultural services will assume new responsibilities in Brant County next month.Pam Duesling was appointed general manager last year. Prior to that, she was Norfolk’s manager of community planning.“My last day will be Sept. 3 in Norfolk County,” Duesling said Thursday. “My new position will be a lateral move as the general manager of development services.”Norfolk County will turn its attention to filling the vacancy created by Duesling’s departure once it taps someone to serve as interim chief administrative officer.At a special meeting this week, Norfolk council agreed to hire an interim CAO to take the place of Harry Schlange, who moves on to become the CAO of the Town of Grimsby after Labour Day. Norfolk council went into closed session Wednesday to discuss potential candidates.“We will be appointing a new interim CAO — more to come,” Mayor Kristal Chopp said in an email. “It will be his role to build his own team and fill that position and determine whether or not we will need some structural changes to that department.” read more