Salt Box Talks: Lecture Series

October 3, 2017 to October 17, 2017
North Hills Museum, Granville Ferry

This program is designed for those who would like to discover the collection at North Hills Museum, and the surrounding community. Each session will include a power point presentation on a selected theme, a guided tour of the collection where applicable and delicious baked treats and refreshments. Each lecture is $10.00 per person. A great way to spend fall Tuesdays!

Registration required, call 902-532-2168, or email

October 3, 2017 Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, or 1:30 – 3:30pm

50 Years of Heritage Preservation in Annapolis Royal

In the summer of 1967 six intrepid people embarked on an adventure, the end of which is still not in sight (fortunately!). The town of Annapolis Royal was in a slow but apparently inexorable decline for its heyday as a bustling seaport and county seat. A number of its 18th and 19th century buildings were threatened; a number had already been demolished. In an effort to halt, even reverse, the trend, Historic Restoration Enterprises, the forerunner of the Annapolis Heritage Society, was founded and what became the O’Dell House Museum was saved from almost certain demolition.

Dr. Barry Moody, one of the original six members, will provide a personal overview of the 50 years of efforts by the society, talking about the successes and failures, the ups and downs of working in heritage preservation in Annapolis Royal. 

October 10, 2017 Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, or 1:30 – 3:30pm

Crystal in the House - The Georgian Glassware Collection at North Hills

Join us as we examine the history of glassware in Britain, from the Roman period to the 16th century interpretation of Venetian style glass, to the late 17th century when George Ravenscroft introduced lead oxide to the production process of the beloved clear English Georgian glass created in the 18th century sought after by collectors. We will identify different styles and how politics and war had an effect on design. North Hills Museum has an excellent collection of British glass from the 17th to 19th centuries.

October 17, 2017 Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, or 1:30 – 3:30pm

Nova Scotia Architecture 

Nova Scotia is a treasure chest of many varieties of architecture beginning in the French Colonial period of the 17th century, to the late 18th century Dutch and Georgian styles of the Loyalists found along the Atlantic Coast. The locally built vernacular to the grandeur of Neo Classical and Victorian designs, not to mention the Revival architecture, provide only a sample of the different styles of architecture that we will be exploring in this Salt Box Talk.