Mastodon femur

1834 Mastodon Femur

The Mastodon femur recently put back on display at the Museum of Natural History, was found in Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This bone has a big history! 

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The Nova Scotia Museum is responsible for the provincial collection of over one million artifacts and specimens. As well, we oversee the maintenance of more than 210 buildings, four floating vessels and nine locomotives.


December 11, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 This is the story of two thrilling generations of Bounty. First, the original eighteenth...
December 15, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
​ 1 pm to 4 pm The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic shares its Maritime winter traditions and crafts...
December 19, 2018
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Presentation by author Devyn Kaizer followed by light refreshments and book signing Fisheries...
January 12, 2019 to January 13, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Winter is fun at Ross Farm Museum, this weekend join us for a sleigh ride, and enjoy a delicious...

Finding Honeyman

Start the journey of #FindingHoneyman with an interactive timeline of David Honeyman - the first Curator of the Nova Scotia Museum.


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