Fanny Ernst 1901-1973
Capturing the local scene
An exhibit of a wide variety of mediums created by Fanny Ernst from Blockhouse. Fanny painted and sketched, did pen and ink and pastels, silhouetts and reverse paintings on glass. She also chronicled her small neighbourhood in photographs. She was mostly self taught, worked in the local post office and closely observed her neighbourhood. Many local homes have yielded up art works for this exhibit. Come and see. Maybe you have a Fanny in your hallway or attic.
Commemmorative China through the Reigns
Charles and Camilla's wedding reminded us that we have a large assortment of
commemmorative china in the Inglis-Quinlan Collection so we dusted it off for
Creamware and sepia transferware understated pieces.
Pink, gold and silver fill our cabinets this year along with hand painted lustre accentd pieces. The parlour exhibits a recently donated private collection of pink lustre collected in the Maritimes over 30 years. Lustre has an elegant charm and is still being collected. Come and learn from these lovely examples.
Special December Exhibit
A display of toys dating from 1900 to the 1950's was on view for the Father Christmas Festival, as the museum welcomed many visitors not only from town but also from Halifax and other areas of Nova Scotia.