Fall at the Nova Scotia Museum - 2021

September 24, 2021

Fall at the Nova Scotia Museum - 2021

Ross Farm Museum, blue sky day.

After a wonderful summer season, some of our family of 28 Museums will be closing for winter off season.  Next month is your last chance to explore some of our sites until next year, closing dates are listed below.

Nova Scotia will recognize September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day to acknowledge and reflect on the legacy of residential schools and the vital role it holds in the reconciliation process.

Some Nova Scotia Museums sites will be closed September 30 to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors and their families and communities. Please check individual webistes for hours.

Closed September 30 for Truth and Reconciliation Day

Closed for the season

Mi'kmaq resources

Explore our video series with Roger Lewis, Mi’kmaq Cultural Heritage Curator at the Nova Scotia Museum.

Info Sheets

Infos are leaflets answering some of the questions you most often ask us. The following online Infos can be printed, for use in the classroom by teachers, or for general reading for those who are interested.

Infosheet on Membertou’s Gourd (PDF 528 KB)  

Infosheet on Membertou’s Gourd - French (PDF 526 KB)

The Mi'kmaq(125 KB PDF)

Les Mi'kmaq FR(125 KB PDF)

Reciprocal Research Network

First Nations items from across Canada!

The RRN lets you research cultural items held at 21 institutions, all from the same convenient interface. Create a project to conduct your research, then invite other people to work with you.

The project is a joint effort, co-developed by Musqueam Indian Band, the Stó:lō Nation/Tribal Council, the U’mista Cultural Society and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Many partner institutions from around the world are also involved. Visit the Reciprocal Research Network »

Mi'kmaq Portrait Gallery

The Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection is a database of more than 700 portraits and illustrations that provides a glimpse into the history of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. The collection results from research by the Museum over many years, often with the participation of Mi'kmaq individuals and other institutions.  View the collection »

Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs, or rock carvings, were cut with stone tools, probably pre-dating the introduction of European-made metal tools, beginning about 1500.

Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs on Flickr

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation 

Truth and Reconciliation Week - a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.