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Events 2014

  • November 29, 30, & December 6, 7
    FATHER CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL and the SETTLERS MUSEUM
    Christmas at the Settlers Museum

    • The museum will open from 12 - 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday each festival weekend: November 29-30 and December 6-7.
    • Drop in to see the exhibits before we close for the winter.
    • Museum volunteers, as they do annually, will be decorating the town gazebo in the cold. Look for it lit up at night!


  • Saturdays, November 29 and December 6
    GINGERBREAD DECORATING
    Gingerbread Deocrating 2014
    November 29 and December 6, 1-3pm: Children Ages 3-10
    Grannies of the Museum will continue their tradition of hosting the annual Gingerbread Decorating and Charlie Brown Trees at the Mahone Bay Centre. Each child will take home a gingerbread house and a real tree in a stand to decorate!
    By donation.

    November 29 at 1pm: Older children ages 10-13
    There will be a competition for best gingerbread creation. Nov. 29 at 1pm at Mahone Bay Centre. Space is limited, so please pre-register by calling 902-624-0914.
    Cost is two toonies.


  • AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND
    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 3, 4 & 5 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
    Granny's Attic Yard Sale
    Granny's Attic 2014
    Location: 363 Main Street, Mahone Bay, in front of The Eclectic Garage.

    Last year's sale was very successful because of your generosity so we are asking you to please search your attic, garage and dark corners for items you wish to part with to help us reach our goal in 2014. Jim and Caroline Fox are allowing us to use their wonderful barn for storage and, for your convenience, if you would like your items to be picked up please call Haylee at the museum at 624-6263 to arrange a time and place. You may also call Sherry Hobson at 624-0914, Michael O'Connor at 624-9293 or Anne Ruel at 624-0639.

    Let the search begin for small or large items as everything collected helps support your local museum. We depend on all of you.

    All proceeds benefit the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum.


  • August 14, 2014 at 7pm
    Museum Members Only Event: Behind the Scenes
    An interactive behind the scenes guided tour at the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum - looking at the collections, their storage and their care. This is a Members Only event!

    Join other members of the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum in viewing the Museum collection - in which 90% is in storage and only 10% is on exhibit at any one time. We will provided a guided tour with an in-depth look at what we do when no one is looking! The tour will begin at 7pm and refreshments will be provided.

    Please R.S.V.P by August 13th if you would like to attend.
    Contact Information:
    Phone: (902)624-6263 / Email: info@settlersmuseum.ns.ca

  • August 1 - 3, 10am - 4pm
    PIRATE FESTIVAL at the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum
    Pirate Festival poster Friday - Sunday 10am -4pm
    Admission Free, Children's Activities by Donation
    Activities include: Scavenger Hunt, Pirate Dress-Up, Sword Decorating, Boat Building, Boat Decorating Competition
    There will also be snacks for sale and a Jail you can pay to put people in!






  • HERITAGE RECOGNITION AWARDS PROGRAM 2014
    Nomination deadline is Monday, March 3, 2014
    Heritage Awards 2014 FULL DETAILS and APPLICATION FORM (PDF)

    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
    • YOUTH AWARD
    CLICK HERE to view and print complete information and the APPLICATION FORM (PDF)


  • April 12, 2014, 6 - 10pm - SOLD OUT!
    3rd Annual Heritage Recognition Awards Dinner
    Heritage Awards 2014 An event to recognize heritage efforts in our community
    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.

    Reception at 6:00 / Dinner at 7:00
    Location: Legion Branch No. 49, 21 Pond Street, Mahone Bay
    Tickets: $25, available at Kinburn Pharmacy, Mahone Bay (624-8347)

    Celebrating our 2014 Award Recipients:
      Mahone Bay Quilters Guild - Voluntary Group Service
      Amos Pewter - Built Heritage and Traditional Craft
      Curtis Raymond - Youth Award

    With Guest Speaker:
    Ben Verburgh,
    The Reason for Building Ship Models:
    From the Pharaohs to Fishing Schooners




  • May 31, 2014, 10 AM - Noon
    St. James Parish Hall, Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay, NS
    Our Best to You Featuring Fantastic Home Baked Goods!
    Local residents and restaurants cook and bake in their kitchens just for you.

    Come early to get the best selection of delicious cupcakes, cookies, homebaked pies, breads, soups and much more at this amazing annual event.

    All proceeds benefit the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum.

  • June 3, 2014, 10 AM - Noon
    Settlers Museum OPEN for the 2014 Summer Season
    Museum Opening Opening Day is from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm
    Open to the Public
    Everyone Welcome, come and see our new Exhibits


  • Thursday, June 5, 5-7pm
    2014 Exhibit Reception
    exhibit recpetion Open to the Public
    Everyone Welcome, come and see our new Exhibits
    for the season and enjoy light refreshments!


  • June 9, 2014, 7pm
    At the Mahone Bay Centre, in the Senior's Room
    Join us for our annual meeting. We look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting. If you have anything that you would like included in the agenda, please contact Anne Palfreyman or Haylee Alderson at info@settlersmuseum.ns.ca one week prior to the meeting.

    Please let us know if you have an interest in volunteering for the Museum. The Mahone Bay Settlers Museum is a community museum led by a Board of dedicated volunteers and a small staff. The Mahone Bay Founders Society is our parent organization. The Museum provides visitors and locals alike with an in-depth understanding of our community's heritage. As the museum grows and develops so does our need for extra hands. We are always on the look-out for new volunteers to assist with: Accessions, Buildings/Maintenance, Exhibits, Finance, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing/Retail, Membership, Special Events and much more! If any of the above areas interest you and you are looking to Volunteer please contact the Settlers Museum at (902)624-6263 or info@settlersmuseum.ns.ca

    We encourage anyone interested to contact us or stop by the AGM to meet our current Members and Volunteers. We look forward to meeting you!
  • Saturday June 14th, 1-4pm
    Downton Abbey Garden Party at Suttles & Seawinds
    Museum Opening Join us for High Tea from 1-4pm, in the Suttles Gardens, served by our very own Carson the Butler and his footmen.

    High Tea is $10, provided by and in support of the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum.
  • Friday, June 20 at 7:30pm
    2014 production of GLIMPSES: A look at our history through scene and song
    Glimpses
    GLIMPSES will commence its 7th season with an opening show in the Mahone Bay Centre in support of the Settlers Museum.

    Smile and laugh at the fun-filled stories of Lunenburg County created by local singer-songwriters Jon Allen, Dave Brumwell, Frank Middleton and a talented cast of singers and actors. The show features music, antics and song accompanied by a historical slideshow of scenes from our past.

    We invite you to come with family and friends and enjoy this popular show. The performance starts at 7.30 pm and is approximately 80 minutes long.
    Tickets at Kinburn Pharmacy, the museum or at the door.
    Admission is $10 per person.
  • July 12 & 13, 2014
    2014 Tour Poster Our tour features four homes, three gardens and two boats to board and view. Programs and workshops will be held throughout the weekend with a focus on heritage, architecture, gardening and shipbuilding.

    Mahone Bay's treasures of scenery, architecture, gardens, shops, restaurants, artisans and community spirit all come together in a town alive with natural beauty and summer pleasures.
    Homeowners open their doors and garden gates, and sea captains give permission to board and view their working vessels at the Mahone Bay Home, Garden and Boat Tour.

    Experience a "day in the bay" with a program that features the beauty of a town known to be as 'pretty as a picture'.
    The Mahone Bay Founders Society and community partners present this annual summer celebration, Treasures of Mahone Bay Festival.


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