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Events 2015

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Food Sale
    The 36th annual Our Best to You Food Sale is coming up on Saturday, May 30, 10am to noon at St. James Parish Hall in Mahone Bay.

    Local cooks provide savoury meals and desserts in various portion sizes for you to purchase and take home.

    All proceeds toward the operation of the museum.

    This is always a popular event, and the food is always delicious. See you there!

  • July 11-12, 2015

    3 walking tours of Mahone Bay
    Each tour takes approximately 30 Minutes.
    The parking lot across from the three churches on Edgewater Street provides a convenient location from which to start this stroll.

    Remember to look up! Roof-level features are sometimes the most interesting.

    Please respect the privacy of homeowners - but you are invited to visit the Settlers Museum and all the shops on the tour to view the interior of the town's heritage buildings.

    First, take a moment to read the history of Mahone Bay and then ENJOY YOUR WALK AND VIST AGAIN SOON!

  • October 2-4, 2015
    Granny's Attic Yard Sale
    During the Great Scarecrow Festival and Antique Fair

  • Saturdays, November 28 and December 5
    Children's Gingerbread Decorating and Charlie Brown's Tree Lot
    A Father Christmas Festival Event

    At the Mahone Bay Centre

  • January 7, 15, & 17, 2015
    interpretive plan

    January 7, 1 - 2:30 pm
    January 15, 6:30 - 8 pm
    January 17, 1 - 2:30 pm

    Mahone Bay Centre, Community Room
    45 School Street, Mahone Bay

    The Mahone Bay Settlers Museum is developing an interpretive plan to guide its exhibits and programs. Your thoughts and ideas are invited. We ask that you come and participate.

    The Founders Society has been working for a number of years towards the goal of building a new interpretive plan to share the history of Mahone Bay and area. The final plan will include recommendations as to how we communicate our local history through exhibits and programs. Working with the community is an important part of the plan.

    We want to hear from you to help create a plan for museum interpretation that engages our community and our visitors.

    This is a wonderful opportunity and we are excited to receive your participation and strengthen our community partnerships.

  • Nominations open as of January 2, 2015
    Heritage Awards 2014
    Nomination deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015

    The awards will be presented at the Heritage Awards Dinner on April 11, 2015.


    The Mahone Bay Founders Society has established this award to acknowledge and honour individuals, groups, or projects, that have made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the conservation of heritage in Mahone Bay and area. More than one award may be given.
    These awards will recognize efforts in one or more of the following areas:
    • ADVOCACY for preservation or heritage issues
    • VOLUNTARY SERVICE dedicated to preserving heritage
    • RESTORATION OR ADAPTIVE REUSE of a heritage building or structure
    • INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES of conservation and restoration methods
    • Increasing the awareness through PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC MEDIA, OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
    CLICK HERE to view and print complete information and the APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

  • Thursday, February 19, 2:00 pm
    Catherine Pross, Conversations With - "The Enterprising Life of E.D. Davison"
    Conversations With ... Catherine Pross
    At the Mahone Bay Centre

    This conversation will be about Edward Davison: lumber baron, politician, gold miner, self-taught mechanical engineer, inventor, and family man. He reveled in the new technology of the times while paying homage to the old way of life he knew growing up in Mill Village, Queens County. He draws us into a world in transition, change that he contributed to and change that he fought.

    Catherine Pross went to school in Liverpool, Nova Scotia then studied at Mount Allison University, the University of Toronto, and Dalhousie. Catherine worked as librarian with Ecology Action Centre, was president of South Shore Naturalists, a member of the LaHave River Watershed Committee of Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation, chair of the Indian Path Common Committee, and was co-author of the book Indian Path Common; its Flora, Fauna and History. Her interest in local history led early in her career to the position of librarian at the Nova Scotia Public Archives. There she discovered parts of the diary of Edward Davison, her ancestor, and major partner of E. D. Davison and Sons, lumbermen on the Medway, Nictaux and LaHave watersheds. Her most recent book is I Did Enjoy: The Enterprising Life of E.D. Davison.

  • April 11, 2015
    4th Annual Heritage Recognition Awards Dinner
    Heritage Awards Dinner
    Mahone Bay Legion
    Reception 6pm, Dinner 7pm
    Tickets $25, available at Kinburn Pharmasave

    Guest Speaker, Rev. Lee Simpson
    "What the Tide Brings In"

    2015 Award Recipients

    Wilma Stewart-White
    Heritage Advocacy and Publications Promoting Public Awareness of the Heritage of Mahone Bay and Area

    Raymond Creery
    Restoration and Use of Heritage Building and Traditional Boat Building Techniques

    Lily Hall
    Youth Award: Bayview Community School Heritage Project
    "If These Walls Could Talk"

    Honourable Mentions, Youth Award
    Stella Cameron-Leblanc
    Brandon Wentzell

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