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Continuing Exhibits

Inglis/Quinlin Collection: Ceramics and Antiques

This very elaborate collection of china was collected by Percy Inglis, whose family was among the first settlers here in Mahone Bay. It is comprised of antiques and tablewares typical of 18th and 19th century Mahone Bay. Items include beautiful Wedgwood bowls, willow-ware platters, photographs, hooked rugs, and an antique clock belonging to one of Mahone Bay's first settlers.

Each summer, different items from the Inglis/Quinlan Collection of antiques and tablewares typical of 18th and 19th century Mahone Bay are on display. Beautiful Wedgwood bowls, willow-ware platters, photographs, and hooked rugs are just a few of the pieces you may see when you visit the museum.

A tea set from the ceramics collection.
A tea set from the ceramics collection.

Spinning wheel
Early spinning wheel in front of the kitchen fireplace

Settlement of the Foreign Protestants

Our Museum features the history of the first settlers in our area. This exhibit tells the story of who came here, and why in the 1750s. It also explains about their difficult journey here from over seas and the early years in Mahone Bay, settled in 1754 by "foreign Protestants". Also available are ship lists and graveyard listings of Lunenburg County.

Early Years in Mahone Bay described on this interpretive panel.
Interpretive panel discusses early land grants and
the development of the settlers' communities.

Architecture

Learn about our unique styles of architecture. See the exhibits, then pick up a copy of our Walking Tour Map and take a walk through the historic town of Mahone Bay.

Alfred W. Keddy Home, Mahone Bay
The Alfred W. Keddy Home, Mahone Bay

The Begin Family

An exhibit exploring the Begin family connection to the Museum, the Bluenose, and the local community.

Begin Family story
The Begin Family, Mahone Bay

Shipbuilding

See the history of the town's boat building years in our Sail Loft. Models, maps, photographs and more.

Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding exhibit on display in the Sail Loft

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