Say hello to our 2017 Museum Staff!

Lyne's picture for bioLyne Allain
Museum Manager and Curator

Lyne is returning for her second year!

Lyne graduated with Honours in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University and then completed her Certificate in Arts Management in Quebec. Afterwards, she worked with the Joggins Fossil Institute and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame before going to the University of Toronto to enroll in their Master’s of Museum Studies program. Lyne is now living on the South Shore and thrilled to be part of Mahone Bay’s community.

History the Goldfish – Official Mascot
and Social Media Correspondent

History the goldfish always dreamed of living and working in a museum. Energetic, flashy, and charming, History certainly knows how to make visitors feel at home! History has been living his dream for several years now, and in that time he has grown to fit his electric personality.  Check out our FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube pages and his own personal Facebook account to see what he’s been up to or come visit him in person this season!

Each summer, with the help of the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works program and Nova Scotia’s Student Summer Skills Incentive program, we hire university students with interest in history and museums to work at the Mahone Bay Museum during the summer.



Collections Management Coordinator

This is Bronwyn’s first year at the Mahone Bay Museum. Bronwyn has just completed her first year in the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, and is excited to be moving to Mahone Bay for the summer.  With previous experience at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, which sparked a love of Canadian culture and local museums, Bronwyn can’t wait to share her enthusiasm and experience with museum guests!   She is looking forward to learning more about the local history of the area and putting her new skills to practical use in the museum’s collection.

Ben's Staff Photo

Children and Scholastic Program Officer

Returning to work at the museum for his second year, Ben recently completed his degree in History, with a Minor in Political Science, from Acadia University. Ben will be returning to Acadia in the fall of 2017 to begin his Bachelor of Education and looks forward to becoming a teacher. This summer he will be working on improving the museum’s children programming and developing a new school program.

Children and Scholastic Program Officer

Amy recently finished her third year at Acadia University with a major in Sociology and minor in History. Born and raised in the South Shore, Amy is excited to be home for the summer to work with locals, children, and visitors in the community during her first year at the museum.


Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator

Sarah is from Chester Basin, Nova Scotia and lives on a heritage property surrounded by ducks, chickens and sheep, while currently completing her Grade 12 year of high school. She is attending St Francis Xavier University in the Fall for their anthropology program. Sarah plans to pursue a career in museum curation and is looking forward to finding out what it’s really like to work in a museum.



Junior Interpreter

Curtis has completed his grade 10 year at Park View Education Centre. He was a volunteer at the Museum last year and is excited to be a part of the staff this summer. As an avid history buff, Curtis loves to blacksmith and collect antiques. In 2016, he represented Nova Scotia at Canada’s History Youth Forum in Ottawa. Curtis has always wanted to work at a museum and looks forward to learning more and sharing exciting things about the history of Mahone Bay.



Our 2016 Summer Students Staff
Each summer, with the help of the Government of Canada’s Young Canada Works program and Nova Scotia’s Student Summer Skills Incentive program, we hire university students with interest in history to work at the museum during the summer.


Bio Pic - KatieKatie
Curator’s Assistant

This is Katie’s second year at the Mahone Bay Museum, and she’s excited to be back! Katie has just completed her second year at Mount Saint Vincent University, where she is studying to receive a BA Double Major in Women’s Studies and Cultural Studies. After that, she plans on moving to Toronto in order to receive her Masters Degree from the University of Toronto. At the museum, you will find her greeting guests, giving tours, and working with the collection. She enjoys chatting with the museum visitors about the local area, where she grew up, and the history of Mahone Bay. Please drop in to say hello!


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Heritage Interpreter

This is Ben’s first year at the Mahone Bay Museum. Ben will be heading into his fourth year at Acadia University in the fall majoring in History, with a minor in Political Science. He is from Bridgewater and is hoping to learn more about the history of Mahone Bay this summer.


Local Heritage Researcher

Sarah graduated this year from the University of Toronto with Honours, majoring in Women’s Studies and minoring in History and Sociology. She will begin her graduate degree in Women’s Studies, focusing her research on First Nations women and children in Canada, this fall at Queen’s University. Sarah previously worked at a small museum in rural Saskatchewan and hopes to continue a career in heritage institutions. Originally from Toronto, Sarah is excited to learn about the history of the area and Maritime culture through her position as a Local Heritage Researcher at the Mahone Bay Museum.