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Events & Exhibits

For ease of planning, events are listed in chronological order below.

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July – August 2015

North Hills Salt Box Talks Revisited

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 power point 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.

July 21, 2015, Tuesday 7 – 9 pm
The Big Three - Georgian Furniture

Furniture design within the Georgian Period (1714-1830) was dominated by the talent of three men: Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton. The North Hills collection houses fine examples of the styles created by these gifted cabinetmakers. Join us as we examine the characteristics of these exquisite pieces of furniture.

July 28, 2015, Tuesday 7 – 9 pm
Chinoiserie at North Hills

One of the most important stylistic forms during the Georgian Period, ‘Chinese Taste’ in design was seen as exotic, fanciful, and a reaction against the ‘severity’ of Classicism. Join us as we trace its history and influence on the decorative arts; especially within the porcelain, furniture, and artifacts found at North Hills.

August 11, 2015, Tuesday 7 – 9 pm
The Grand Tour at North Hills

Between c. 1660 and 1840 many people of the affluent class would travel to the cultural centers of Europe where they were exposed to the arts and culture of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, usually referred to as “The Grand Tour”. Tourists of this period collected many tasteful memorable objects during their travels. Discover the history of this form of travel and view some wonderful examples of the souvenirs of “The Grand Tour” found within North Hills Museum.

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July – October 2015

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 – 14 years of age accompanied by an adult.

Cost per child: $5.00 for each workshop: includes museum visit and all materials. Advance registration required.

July 19, 2015, Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
“Beacon of Light”
Lighthouse Workshop
Nova Scotia has the largest number of lighthouses in Canada, with more than 160 to visit. Learn about the history and different styles found within our province and community. In our studio construct and paint your very own lighthouse.

August 16, 2015, Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
“A Mixed Bag of Sculpture Part 1”
Clay Cast Cameo & Statuette Workshop
Find out the story behind the sets of travel souvenir cameos at North Hills and cast you very own set using soft paste clay. Afterwards, be inspired by the museum statuette collection and learn about structure and stability when creating movement in a figure; then, create a clay statuette reinforced with wire framework. (cameos and statuettes will require a few days to dry)

August 30, 2015, Sunday 1:00 -4:00 pm
“A Mixed Bag of Sculpture Part 2”
Clay Cast Cameo & Statuette Workshop
Make a travel souvenir box for your set of cameos, creating an edition. Paint your statuette to look like a bronze sculpture; ready for installation at our fall exhibition.

September 27 – October 3, 2015
5th Annual North Hills Revisited: Family Workshop Exhibition
at ARTsPLACE
, 396 St. George St. Annapolis Royal

The public is invited to attend an exhibition of art works created by the young participants in the Family Workshop Series at North Hills Museum.

For more information or to register, please contact us at 902-532-2168, or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com.

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

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July 15, 2015

North Hills North Hills Jazz Café with “Wine Hardt”

Enjoy an evening of Gypsy inspired swing style jazz with Wolfville based Wine Hardt, accompanied by delicious desserts and coffee created by Paula Buxton.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 7 to 9 pm.

Tickets $20.00, in advance, limited number.

For more information or tickets, please contact us at 902-532-2168 or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

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July 25, 2015

North Hills Medievalmania Party

For kids and the young at heart. Join us for an afternoon of crafting, games, dragon egg hunt and special treats. Dress up as a king, queen, knight or damsel.

Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm. Rain date July 26, 2015.

Free for the whole family; donations welcome.

For more information or tickets, please contact us at 902-532-2168 or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

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August 9, 2015

North Hills Annual Vintage Automobile Show

Vintage CarsView cars, trucks and tractors dating from 1900 to 1980. Chat with the owners, take pictures, and enjoy the museum.

Sunday, August 9, 2015, from 1 to 4 pm.

All are welcome at this free family event!

For more information or tickets, please contact us at 902-532-2168 or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

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September 13, 2015

North Hills North Hills Museum Garden Party

Join us for an afternoon of live music, tea and wonderful treats.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm.

Free family event; donations welcome.

For more information or tickets, please contact us at 902-532-2168 or email northhillsmuseum@gmail.com

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Currently showing

O'Dell From a Humble Block of Wood – The Eugene “Bud” Hamm Wood Carving Collection

Hamm carvings The Annapolis Heritage Society has recently been gifted with the extraordinary collection of wood carvings created by Eugene “Bud” Hamm of Clarence, Nova Scotia. A self-taught carver and great lover of language, Mr. Hamm enjoyed creating beauty with both wood and words. (In addition to his carvings and plaster bas-reliefs, Mr. Hamm also published 21 volumes of poetry.)

Hamm carving - bird From a Humble Block of Wood showcases Mr. Hamm’s interest in the natural world as well as his connection to his fellow man. This charming exhibit of the carvings of a lifetime is on display at the O’Dell House Museum from late July to the end of the year.

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Currently showing

O'Dell Age of Sail in Annapolis County

Goes To Sea

A perennial favourite, our exhibit The Age of Sail in Annapolis County features shipbuilding artifacts from our own Wagstaff and Hatfield collections. The ship’s painting was found in 1967 in the attic of the O’Dell House Museum, and the half models in the collection were used by shipbuilders as scale references during vessel construction.

It is open at the O’Dell House Museum now until the end of the year.

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