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Events & Exhibits

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July 9 – September 5

O'Dell Hog Island Exhibit

hogisland-small Opening Saturday, 9 July, there will be a small exhibit at the O’Dell House Museum featuring the history of Hog Island, Annapolis Royal, in conjunction with the House and Gardens Tour sponsored by the Historic Gardens. This region, encompassing the new Fortier Mills Subdivision, the area of the Fire Hall and the Tidal Power Station, has a long and interesting history, stretching back to the early 18th century. The site of early executions in the town, it also witnessed the 19th and 20th centuries attempts at industrialization, including the construction of sailing ships and the manufacture of such things as cast iron stoves, skis and wooden toys.

In the 20th century, it has been the location of links to Granville Ferry, first by bridge and then by causeway, which in the 1980s became the site of North America’s first tidal power plant. The exhibit will run until Labour Day.

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July 23

North Hills Kids Pirate & Privateer Party

2016-07-23-wreckers Join us for an afternoon of crafting, games, treasure hunt and special treats. Dress up as a pirate, buccaneer, or a shipmate. Free for the whole family; donations welcome.

North Hills Museum
July 23 – 2 to 4 pm

Rain date: July 24 – 2 to 4 pm.

For more information, call 902-532-2168, or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com.

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August 14

North Hills Annual Vintage Automobile Show

2016-08-14-car-show View cars, trucks and tractors dating from 1900 – 1980. Chat with the owners, take pictures and enjoy the museum. All are welcome at this free family event.

North Hills Museum
August 14 – 1 to 4 pm

For more information or to register a vintage or classic vehicle, call 902-532-2168, or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com.

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July – August 2016

North Hills Adult Lecture Series
Salt Box Talks Revisited – Summer 2016 Schedule

Instead of watching summer re-runs on television, why not revisit some of our most popular Salt Box lectures on selected Tuesday evenings at North Hills Museum?

This program is designed for those who would like to discover and appreciate North Hills Museum and the surrounding community. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation on a selected theme, a guided tour of the collection where applicable and refreshments.

Each lecture is $6.00 per person.

Registration required, call 902-532-2168 or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Tapestries – Paintings in Thread

Visiting lecturer Paul Paquette will present a captivating survey of the history of European tapestry; from the 8th century B.C. through the medieval age and the Renaissance. Its demise as an art form due to stylistic changes between the 17th – 19th centuries will be investigated. Finally, its rebirth by 20th century hobbyist will be examined.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Great Collectors & Patrons of the Arts

Join us as we examine the history of collecting and its relevance to museums and galleries. We will focus on great Canadian patrons and their contribution to national and provincial culture and heritage. Central to this discussion will be the story behind Robert Patterson’s collection at North Hills, and his gift to the province of Nova Scotia.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
History of European Landscape Painting – Part 1

We will trace the origins of the European landscape in the pastoral images found in Hellenistic and ancient Roman art. Examine the use of the landscape motif and its decorative beauty found in medieval religious paintings and illuminated manuscript. Discover the sharply observed details and luminous space in 15th century renaissance paintings from Northern Europe and Italy. Learn about the 16th century taste for panoramic views and the bourgeoning art of topography, and the ideal landscapes of the 17th century embellished with the ruins from the classical world.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
History of European Landscape Painting – Part 2

Our travels through European art continue in 18th century France and England featuring rich pastoral landscapes. Topographical ‘Views’ reach the height of popularity with the Grand Tour in Rome and Venice. The later 18th and early 19th centuries present new themes in landscape painting such as the ‘Sublime’ (the power of nature) and ‘the Beautiful’ (pleasing meditations on nature). We will also examine the more spontaneous observations of nature found in the works of the 19th century French Realists, Impressionists; such as Monet and Pissarro, and the Post Impressionists; such as Van Gogh and Cezanne.

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September 11

North Hills Tea and Garden Party

2016-09-11-tea-small Join us for an afternoon of live music, tea and wonderful treats. Free family event, donations welcome.

North Hills Museum
September 11 – 2 to 4 pm

For more information, call 902-532-2168, or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com.

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O'Dell O’Dell House Museum Permanent Collection

2016-odell1 Step back in time to Victorian Annapolis Royal and explore the many treasures found within the rooms of the Inn.

2016-odell2 Tour guides are on site daily and self guided tours are available.

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