Museum launches 250th photo album

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Yarmouth County Museum archivist Jamie Serran shows the province’s Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson, and his children, some of the photographs used for an online exhibit. Kristy Grear photo

 

By Kristy Grear

THE VANGUARD

Nova News Now

 

What better way to celebrate 250 years than a photo album?

Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson stopped by the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives on Thursday, July 21, to attend the launch of a virtual exhibit Seeing Yarmouth: Celebrating 250 Years.

Created in partnership with The Nova Scotia Archives, the Yarmouth County Museum honours the 250th anniversary founding of Yarmouth with a collection of historical photographs and text.

The photos chosen for the exhibit features some of the town’s architecture and everyday life of the South Shore through the 19th and 20th century.

“ I tried to select photos that are different from what you would normally see,” said Jamie Serran, the museum’s archivist.

A digitized booklet Souvenir of the 150th Anniversary of the Settlement of Yarmouth Nova Scotia  that was published 100 years ago accompanies the online exhibit.

The exhibit is available at www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/yarmouth/

Editor's note: In the published version of this story that appears in the July 26 issue of The Vanguard, archivist Jamie Serran was mis-identified as curator Nadine Gates. The Vanguard apologizes for the error.

 

Organizations: Yarmouth County Museum, The Nova Scotia Archives, Settlement of Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Geographic location: Yarmouth, South Shore

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