The Mahone Bay Museum, a small community museum created by the registered non-profit charity known as the Mahone Bay Founders Society, protects and provides on-site and online access to the history of the Mahone Bay area to save it from becoming forgotten or lost for the benefit of future generations.
ARTsea online auction is now open for viewing!
Auction runs May 13 – 16
The Mahone Bay Museum is seeking youth, young adults, and students to work with us either on-site at the Museum or online from home (depending on Covid) this summer for short-term contracts for various potential positions at $13.10 per hour.
· Administrator of Education Programs – Canada Summer Job
· Assistant Manager – NS Skills position
· Collections Assistant – Young Canada Works
· Cultural Interpreter – Canada Summer Job
· Exhibit Designer – Young Canada Works
· Literary Translator – Canada Summer Job
· Major Community Projects Co-ordinator
· Museum Registrar – Young Canada Works
· Research Assistant – Canada Summer Job
· Visitor Services Representative – Young Canada Works
For more information about the tasks and skills of each position, see their full job descriptions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JojptaabU97f9KYF6xGxRmQ6g4ArSW6FB4jBUmW-Nus/edit?usp=sharing
We sent an email update to our supporters on Dec 31, 2020 about our 2020 accomplishments and our plans for 2021. You can view the email here: https://mailchi.mp/f3aadfc5943c/a-look-at-our-2020-accomplishments-and-our-plans-for-2021
Covid-19 Update August 13, 2020
We’re pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has approved our plan to open by appointment by donation for one group at a time with procedures in place to reduce Covid risk to our staff and visitors! Please note that we will do our best to accommodate appointment requests but that we will need at least 24 hours notice in order to request for two available staff members to be on-site.
Arranging an appointment is best done by Facebook messaging us https://www.facebook.com/MahoneBayMuseum/
or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Appointment to Visit” in the subject line.
If you are outside of the Atlantic Bubble or would prefer to request a virtual tour of the Museum by donation, please contact us!
View our Fall 2020 Newsletter
Home & Garden Tour Video
The video above, featuring Betty Meredith’s photographs (from Photos by Betty) of the exteriors of local homes and gardens with an introduction over the town by Picnic Studios, is available for you to enjoy from your own home.
To donate towards our Virtual Home & Garden Tour fundraiser, visit: https://mahonebaymuseum.com/hgtour/
Our annual Home & Garden Tour is a key fundraiser that helps us cover our operational costs for the Museum. This year, instead of selling tickets t our usual in person event, we shared this video of the virtual tour for free and are simply encouraging a donation.
New Facebook Group to Reunite Mahone Bay Area Keddy Descendants!
We’ve created a Facebook group to create a Virtual Reunion for the Keddy family descendants! If you’re related to the Keddy’s who came to Mahone Bay area in 1753, you’re welcome to join via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4271135892904214/
Are you related to a different family who settled in Mahone Bay in the 1750s? Don’t worry, you can vote for us to host a reunion for your family too! Vote on our original post here: https://www.facebook.com/MahoneBayMuseum/posts/10158221809794030
New Facebook Group for sharing old recipes.
You can request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485558868288265/
Our 2020 Exhibits Include:
for more information about our current exhibits