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Exhibits 2011

Sailing, Settling, and Surviving:

The Lives of Women in the 1750s

Lady of Lunenburg   A Passion for Survival

The exhibit is inspired by Anna Elisabeth Baltzer and Marie Anne Payzant, two women who came from Europe and settled with their families in Lunenburg County in the 1750s. Without the courage, faith, and determination of women like these, the settlement of Lunenburg County would never have been so successful.

The story of Elisabeth Baltzer has been shared in A Lady of Lunenburg: Nova Scotia 1752, a novel by Laurel Pardy. That of Marie Anne Payzant is presented in A Passion for Survival: The True Story of Marie Anne and Louis Payzant in Eighteenth-century Nova Scotia, by Linda Layton.

Both books will be available for purchase at the museum. We look forward to having the authors visit us this summer to share their experiences in creating their respective works.

Sailmaker Stevens - Michele's Family Tradition

Details coming soon.

From Daguerre to Digital

Cameras Through Time


Early History of Photography poster

The museum is exhibiting a large collection of cameras this summer. The Blair Combination is the earliest camera in the exhibit, from 1885, and the most recent is the Sony Mavica from 2000.

On Friday, July 22 at 7pm, join us at the Settlers Museum for a talk, Early History of Photography in Nova Scotia, by Stephen Ernst.

Stephen Ernst grew up in Lunenburg, NS and studied Applied Communication ARts and Photography at the Nova Scotia Coummunity College. He has also studied the history of photography in great detail, and does much work with historic methods and cameras of the period.



I DO : Royal Wedding China

Details coming soon.


 

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