Events & Exhibits

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

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November 6, 2014

Annapolis Heritage Society Annual General Meeting

The Annapolis Heritage Society Annual General Meeting will be held on November 6 at St George and St Andrew United Church in Annapolis Royal.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the operations of AHS. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Our special presentation that night will be a report by our Post Office Working Group as to the potential for restoration and uses for this historic structure.

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November/December 2014

O'Dell Victorian Christmas at the O’Dell House Museum

Victorian Christmas Join us for our annual celebration of Christmas at the end of the 19th century. The O’Dell House Museum is lavishly appointed with decorations made from the forests and gardens of Annapolis County. Enjoy a glass of hot mulled cider and homemade cookies as you sing carols with friends.

November 28–29 • 7 pm - 9 pm
December 5–6 • 7 pm - 9 pm
December 7 • 2 pm - 4 pm

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November 28–29 and December 5–6, 2014

Victorian Christmas Dinners at the Bailey House


bchristmas-DSC_0469-smallA Victorian-era Christmas Feast

What could be a more delightful way to lead into the festive season in 2014? The Society invites you to a special fund raising dinner on the evenings of November 28 and 29, and December 5 and 6, 2014 and we are limited to 10 people per evening of a feast typical of that held by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle during the Christmas season, 1899.

(Sorry December 6 is sold out already.)

Now, some 115 years later, this four course dinner will be held at the Bailey House, a home also touched by the royal family when Queen Victoria’s father, the Duke of Kent, danced at a ball in this historic home.

THE EVENT: Your presence is welcome after 6:30 pm for feasting to commence at 7:30 pm at the Bailey House [150 St George Street, Annapolis Royal].

THE ATTIRE: Appropriate costuming of the era and for the occasion is de rigueur [but not required].

THE EVENING: The four course repast will be interspersed with Parlour games appropriate of the era and a stroll to the O’Dell House Museum for the Victorian Christmas festivities.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION: To this special fund raising event is $150 [all inclusive] per person [with a $100 tax deductible receipt offered].

This is a special event that will cater to only 40 people over the two weekends. Two tickets for the Messha Bruggergosman concert at King’s Theatre on December 12 will be given away to someone who attends this event.

AHS is a strong supporter of the built, written, and oral heritage of Annapolis County. But support of heritage, preserving bits of our past, comes at a cost. Your support will allow us to continue our mandate of heritage preservation.

CONTACT: Call Ryan Scranton at the O’Dell House Museum at 902.532.7754 for tickets for one of these special evenings of November 28 or 29 or December 5. (December 6 is sold out already.)

Please respond by November 7, 2014.


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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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