Events & Exhibits

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

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October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2016

Sinclair Ghost Town 2016: Sinclair Inn Escape Rooms

You are locked into the Sinclair Inn and you have 45 minutes to work together and gather all the clues to find a key to get out, or you will be accused of murder or hanged.

We offer two themed rooms that allow you to step back in time and experience the intrigue of our local history.

1 – The Armstrong Room
Lawrence Armstrong (1664–1739), Lieutenant–Governor of Nova Scotia, was found dead with five stab wounds and a sword beside him in his bed — a suicide or murder? Will you escape or be accused of murder? (max. 8 people)

2 – The d’Aulnay Room
In 1645, Charles de Menou d’Aulnay (1604–1650) attacked Fort LaTour at the mouth of the St. John River. He forced Madame LaTour to witness the hanging of every member of the garrison. Will you get out in time or be hanged? (max. 8 people)

October 21, 22, 28 & 29
Maximum 8 people per room
Appropriate for 14 yrs of age +, accompanied by an adult
The Armstrong Room: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 8:30 pm
The d’Aulnay Room : 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, or 9:00 pm

Tickets: $15.00 each
Advance reservations only: Visa, Mastercard, and advance cash purchases accepted
To book, or for more information – call Wayne at 902 532-7754

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September – October 2016

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

This program is designed for those who would like to discover artifacts and art history, 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 delicious baked treats and refreshments.

Each lecture is $10.00 per person. A great way to spend fall Tuesdays!

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Painting in Canada Part 1
We will trace the origins of painting in the New World from the early French patronage of the church in the 17th century to the English tradition of painting images of important officials, merchants and their properties. We will explore the Canadian landscape through the eyes of 18th century topographical painters, and the wonderful paintings of everyday life by Krieghoff and Kane. The works of the academically trained artists will also be explored, that would lead to the foundation of different art societies and associations, culminating with the foundation of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1880.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Painting in Canada Part 2
Our travels continue through post confederation Canada with the impressionistic style paintings by members of the Canadian Art Club, to the struggle to define nationalism as seen in the works of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, and their contemporaries Emily Carr and David Milne. We will also study the works of great modern painters such as Alfred Pellan, Paul Emile Borduas and Jean Paul Riopelle. The 1950s and 60s produced great abstract artists such as Jock MacDonald and Jack Bush, and in the Maritimes; Bruno Bobak, Molly Bobak, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Alex Colville. These and many other 20th century Canadian painters will be discussed.

Tuesday, October 11, 10 am – 12 pm or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
The Dishes in the House
North Hills Museum is a treasure chest of some of the finest Georgian porcelain. We will trace the evolution of English porcelain production beginning in the early 18th century. Discover the many manufacturers found within the collection; such as, New Hall, Worcester, Minton, Spode, Bow, Wedgewood, and many more. We will discuss different manufacturers’ histories and study their patterns, patronage, and how to identify their hallmarks.

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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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