Events & Exhibits

These past events are listed in chronological order, for reference purposes.

This is the page for events that took place in 2011.

June 10–13, 2011

“Heritage in Unusual Places” Festival

Have you ever experienced Heritage in Unusual Places? While Annapolis Royal has a reputation as a heritage-minded town, there are still some stories that are not told on a regular basis. This festival is your chance to meet some of the craftspeople, storytellers and other caretakers of our community’s unusual history.

Pay special attention for Wilfrid Cartier who refers to himself an “Uncle of Confederation”. He will be making a number of spontaneous appearances through the weekend.

The complete schedule for the festival is available here as a downloadable PDF document:

“Heritage in Unusual Places” Festival – Schedule

For more information please contact
Annapolis Heritage Society
902 532-7754

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June 12, 2011

North Hills North Hills Museum Open House

Plaque Unveiling In conjunction with Heritage in Unusual Places weekend, North Hills Museum invites you to an open house. Visit the museum, preview our summer schedule for workshops and events, have a beverage, and sample our delicious home baked treats. A great social time for the whole family!

The open house takes place from 2 pm to 4 pm.

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July 31 – August 21, 2011

O'Dell Naked at the End of the World

Naked poster The Annapolis Heritage Society presents “Naked at the End of the World – Another low and vulgar comedy by Kent Thompson”.

The play will be featured at the O’Dell House Museum on July 31, August 1, August 7, August 14, and August 21, 2011 at 7 pm, and at the Rebekah Hall in Bear River on August 13 and August 20 at 7 pm.

Click here to view or download the poster for the play.

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July 20, 2011

North Hills North Hills Museum Community Barbeque/Pot Luck

Pot LuckA pot luck celebration for the community and beyond! Bring a salad or dessert — we provide the rest. All are welcome to enjoy good food, good music and the museum as well.

Event starts at 6 pm.

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July – October, 2011

North Hills Family Workshop Series

Experience the wonderful works of art at North Hills Museum and share unforgettable moments with your children as they discover their own creativity in the studio workshops. For budding artists 5 – 12 years of age accompanied by an adult. Cost per child: $5.00 for each workshop: includes museum visit and all materials. Advance registration required. 532-2168

“Look at Me” Self Portrait painting: Sunday July 10, 2011 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Discover the many mysteries behind the portraits at North Hills Museum. Learn about expression, costume, and lighting; then, in the studio, paint your own self portrait that tells your story.

“Busted” Sculpture workshop: Sunday August 7, 2011 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Find out the story behind different sculptures in the collection. Examine the various techniques that sculptors use to demonstrate expression and movement; then, create your own sculpture bust in “air dry” clay.

“Printmaker” Print making workshop: Sunday September 25, 2011 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Learn the difference between an etching and a drawing, uncover methods of basic printmaking, and create your own series of prints.

North Hills Revisited: Family Workshop Exhibition: October 2–8 at Arts Place in Annapolis Royal

The public is invited to attend a showing of art works created by the young participants in the Family Workshop Series at North Hills Museum. Opening reception October 2, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Birthday Workshops: Choose one of our workshop themes for an exciting and unique birthday party at the museum. Call for details 532-2168.

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August 14, 2011

North Hills North Hills Museum Vintage Automobile Show

Vintage CarsVisit the museum site and enjoy viewing a wide selection of vintage automobiles dating from the 1930s to 1970s while chatting with the owners. Vote for your favorite auto!

The event takes place from 2 pm to 4 pm.

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September – October, 2011

North Hills Salt Box Talk: Lecture Series

This program is designed for those who would like to discover and better appreciate North Hills Museum. Each session will include a guided tour on a selected theme within the collection, a power point presentation and refreshments. Each lecture is $3.00 per person. A great way to spend fall Tuesdays! Registration required, call 532-2168.

The Big Three: Tuesday September 13, 2011 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Furniture design within the Georgian Period (1714–1830) was dominated by the talent of three men: Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton. Mr. Patterson’s collection includes fine examples of the styles created by these gifted cabinetmakers. Join us as we examine the characteristics of these exquisite pieces of furniture.

The Grand Tour: Tuesday September 27, 2011 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Young English elites of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often travelled Europe in an effort to broaden their horizons and learn about language, architecture, geography, and culture. Discover the history of this form of travel and view some typical examples of “Grand Tour” souvenirs found in the collection at North Hills Museum.

The Royal Academy at North Hills: Tuesday October 11, 2011 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Founded by King George III in 1768, the Royal Academy of the Arts raised the position of artists through education and opportunities to exhibit their work. During the Georgian Period (1714-1830), some of the most famous members included Sir Frances Chantrey, George Chinnery, Francis Cotes, John Hoppner and George Morland, all for you to discover at North Hills Museum.

Groups: If your group is interested in having its own “Salt Box Talk” at North Hills Museum, please call 532-2168.

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September 9, 2011

North Hills Wine Appreciation Evening

Benjamin Bridge Winery will be presenting 4 of their wonderful wines for tasting along with delicious appetizers created by Paula Buxton.

The event takes place on September 9 at 7 pm at North Hills Museum in Granville Ferry. The cost per person is $25 and space is limited.

If you are interested in attending, please call the museum at 532-2168 to pre-register.

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September 18, 2011

North Hills North Hills Museum Roadshow

RoadshowJoin Roger Crowther, Louis Leroux, and Rosemary Beckett for a day of antique appraising.

Cost is $5 per item, maximum of 2 items per person. Pre-registration is required. Please call 532-2168.

The event will take place from 10 am to 4 pm.

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