For ease of planning, events are listed in chronological order below.
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Step back in time to the late 19th century and join us for our annual celebration of Christmas. Our animators will be beautifully attired in Victorian costume, and the O’Dell House Museum will be 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 27 & 28 – 7 to 9 pm
November 29 – 2 to 4 pm
December 4 & 5 – 7 to 9 pm
Victorian Christmas - O'Dell House Museum
136 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS
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.)
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.
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.