- Step back in time to the 1880's and visit Judge DesBrisay's Victorian sitting room;
- Learn about early gold mining in Lunenburg County in the Geology Gallery;
- See the First Nations Gallery with the famous Morris cradle, the only surviving work by noted 19th century Mi'kmaq artist Christianne Morris.
- The Settlers Gallery displays a variety of early textiles, including an 1877 biscuit quilt by Anna Strum;
- Our Gallery of Shipping looks at the busy port of Bridgewater in the late nineteenth century;
- In Kidology Korner learn about the lives of children during the Victorian era;
- See creepy bugs and learn about species at risk in the Natural History gallery.
- Pay tribute to the veterans of war in the Military Exhibit;
- Along the Bridgewater Corridor, experience the development of Bridgewater from the early industries at Sebastopol, to the Great Fire of 1899 and the town's incorporation in 1899.
FOLK ART GALLERY
The best way to describe folk art is to say it is the craftsmanship of people from a local area which depicts the everyday life and times they shared. It creates a simple nostalgia for the pre - industrial society. We are proud to have a wonderful collection of Lunenburg County folk art!
This centre allows for rotating exhibits, each running for about 6 weeks. The exhibits are a mix of our own, focusing on a specific theme or topic, and community presentations.
SPECIAL SUMMER EXHIBITS!
From Mat to Masterpiece
July 2-July 28
Lighthouse Rug Hookers present an exhibit showing the evolution of rug hooking from a household chore to a form of artistic expression!
Quilts Through the Centuires
August 4-September 1
Mahone Bay Quilters Guild presents an exhibit showing the progression from early quilts to modern machined and art quilts.