Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins is our Curator of Archaeology. She loves the hands-on connection to the past that archaeology provides. “With the physical evidence that is collected and studied, you gain insight into the daily lives of people like you and me.” She enjoys learning things that can’t be found in archives or historical documents. Katie earned her PhD from Dalhousie University in 2012. Her dissertation, “A Loyalist Plantation in Nova Scotia, 1784-1800,” is closely connected to her work at the museum. One of the objects found at the plantation dig site is part of this exhibit. Though Katie’s job has many opportunities to explore the wide range of past cultures and experiences represented in Nova Scotia, she continues to have a special interest in uncovering the daily lives of the enslaved in the loyalist era.