Organized with the assistance of the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, this display features quilt blocks and heritage quilts.
Medalta Pottery in Mahone Bay
Jean Ramsay Collection
This exhibit includes items from member Jean Ramsay's personal pottery collection - all collected after she moved to Mahone Bay.
1841 Tea Set
Over the 2008-09 winter, the museum received several pieces of a hand-painted tea set, dating about 1840, sent from Montana.
The dishes are all the remains of a large set, bought at Lunenburg by John Peter Strum (1817-1891) at the time of his wedding to Sarah Mader, daughter of Friederick Mader of Maders Cover, in May 1841.
On careful inspection, lustre trim on the handles and a teapot rim was observed. The high angular cup handles match many with more lustre in the Inglis/Quinlan Collection from the same period, all probably collected locally.
The set was donated to the museum by Peter Strum's great-grandson, now in his 80s, with an impeccable history of ownership!
The Oak Island Mystery
Oak Island is private property and not accessible most of the year, except for "Oak Island Days" organized by the Oak Island Tourism Society.
of the Mahone Bay AreaThis exhibit is continued from 2008 - click here to view photo
A display on the many different old schoolhouses of this area to complement the April 2008 publication of History of the Mahone Bay School which is for sale in the museum shop.