Spring has finally sprung, and life is returning to the Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum. According to John Verlinden, President of the Heritage Society, the Museum is looking forward to the new season and welcoming visitors and community members to its facility.
“Last year, we celebrated our 100thanniversary and had a very successful season,” Verlinden said. “We completed a number of renovation projects, replaced the windows and siding on the front of the building, and started the task of repainting the station. As soon as the weather allows, we’ll finish the job.”
Volunteers will also be working on the Snow Plow and the Shunt. Each needs some repairs and a new coat of paint. Other projects include repair of the Platform, a new seating area for the clock, and a children’s play area.
The Museum will officially open on June 17thwith a full week of celebration. Stay tuned for more details on the website. Visitors are welcome to drop by, say hello to staff, and have a look at the displays.
The Museum is also pleased to announce that it has secured funding under the Job Creation Partnership to hire staff to take on special projects. Wendy Pearcy is now working at the Museum, and will help coordinate special events during the summer season. She is also undertaking a project to collect stories from the community on what life was like when the Railway Station was open. She will be reaching out to groups and individuals with memories to share.
If you have a story to tell, please call Wendy at 902-889-2689 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’d love to hear from you. The collected stories will form part of a special display on the Railway Station’s history later this year.
--Musquodoboit Harbour Heritage Society