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July 11, 2018
Archaeology at Fort Saint-Louis - Part 5

We are in a bit of a tropical paradise here in Port La Tour. Often the fog sits far off the site as you can see in this picture.

 

Visitors are regular. This morning folks from Liverpool came by to see an archaeological excavation and learn of our findings so far.

 

July 10, 2018
Archaeology at Fort Saint-Louis

Another beautiful day at the archaeology site. We often see local fisherman at work in Port La Tour Harbour.

 

We began opeing up new units this week in areas where we found evidence of daily life at the fort in 2017.

 

July 6, 2018
Archaeology at Fort Saint-Louis - Part 2

 

A view of the archaeology project from the beach. The warm weather continued but a nice ocean breeze picked up today. Lovely!

 

Field technician Wesley Weatherbee joins colleagues from Saint Mary's University for an afternoon of digging.

 

July 5, 2018
Fort Saint Louis dig site

Similar to the rest of the province, it was hot and humid at the Fort Saint Louis dig site. We set up canopies and umbrellas for the excavators. Shade and water were a must!

 

March 8, 2018
Viola Desmond in the salon

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we're sharing some objects of interest that are in the Nova Scotia Museum cultural history collection, including some new acquisitions.

February 13, 2018
Sketch of Javelin Man

With the exhibit of Body Worlds RX now at the Museum of Natural History, Nova Scotians have a unique opportunity to learn about their anatomy and ways to improve their health. The exhibit is attracting record audiences, demonstrating that people are interested in learning about the anatomy of the body. The exhibit includes dramatic posed bodies that have been disected to show anatomy in action.

January 12, 2018
Research Camera Captures Cliff Collapse

 

By: Tim Fedak, Acting Curator of Geology, and Regan Maloney, Fundy Geological Museum.

The phenomenal power of the Bay of Fundy tides is one of the great wonders of the world. Twice a day 160 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy. The tremendous amount of water causes regular coastal erosion.

December 4, 2017

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 we will commemorate 100 years since the Halifax Explosion. Explore this story map of that fateful day.

November 27, 2017
Nova Scotia Museum’s holiday gift guide

 

Find incredible gifts for everyone on your list with the Nova Scotia Museum’s holiday gift guide!

 

Museum of Natural History

Marine mammal paper dolls - $12 

Humpback Whale plush - $12.95 

November 23, 2017
Halifax Explosion

 

Last month the Nova Scotia Museum with our friends from the Nova Scotia Archives and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library, presented at both the Social Studies Teachers Association of Nova Scotia and Association of Science Teachers conferences. Check out our session descriptions below and links to resources to enhance your lesson plans.

 

July 31, 2017
Archaeology - final post from the dig site

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 27, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 7

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 27, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 6

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 14, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 4

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 14, 2017

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 14, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 2

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

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