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Exhibits 2009

Quilt Traditions

Organized with the assistance of the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, this display features quilt blocks and heritage quilts.

Quilt Traditions in Mahone Bay
Quilt Traditions in Mahone Bay


Medalta Pottery in Mahone Bay

Jean Ramsay Collection

Medalta Pottery in Mahone Bay
Jean Ramsay talks about Medalta Pottery

This exhibit includes items from member Jean Ramsay's personal pottery collection - all collected after she moved to Mahone Bay.


1841 Tea Set

J. Peter Strum
J. Peter Strum, c. 1870, courtesy Anne Ruel

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
Oak Island Tourism Society

Oak Island is private property and not accessible most of the year, except for "Oak Island Days" organized by the Oak Island Tourism Society.


Vanishing Schoolhouses

of the Mahone Bay Area

This 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.


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