Events and Newsletters

Events for 2024

The IMHS Office and Book Sale will opened May 7, 2024  Tuesday to Friday from 1:00 – 5:00

Lenoir Forge Museum will open June 4 – Oct. 18, 2024. 

                   June 1 – June 30 – Site Hours Tuesday to Friday 11:00 – 5:00.                                                   July 2 – Aug. 30 -Site Hours  Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 5:00.                                                Closed Sunday & Monday                                                                                                                     Sept 3 – Oct. 18 – Site Hours Tuesday to Friday 1:00 – 5:00

Summer Learning Series  

Saturday June 22 – “In Deed:  Who Lived Where & When?”  Join us as we look at property records, and other documents that tell us about the history of the land we live on.  Workshop presented by Anne Leavitt. 2:00 pm. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20.00 

Sunday July 14 – Exhibit Opening “ The Work of a Potter”  a tribute to local artist Jack Ouellette.  2:00 pm Admission by donation. 

Sunday July 21 – “The Truth Is In The Words” a book talk and signing with Ginette Therrien, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Admission by donation, light refreshments served. Books will be available for purchase.

Saturday Aug. 10 – “An Introduction to Needle Felting” with Sarah Nettleton, 1:00 pm. Needle felting is a quick and fun way to create fibre art pieces. Pre-registration required.  Cost $45.00 materials included.  

Saturday Sept. 14 – “An Introduction to Rag Rug Weaving” with Paulette Boudreau.  Recycle linens and clothing to create rustic additions for your home.  Pre-registration required.  Cost $45.00 materials included.  

Sunday Sept. 22 – “Celebrating Musical Roots” a new exhibit celebrating musicians of Isle Madame will open at 2:00 pm.  The exhibit will focus on Robert Bouchard & Cornelia Boucher who have had long and rewarding musical careers.

 Living History Month   

August is Living History Month! Every Friday (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23nd) from 2:00 – 4:00 we will have community interpreters bring the museum to life! In the General Store it’s 1945, you will meet one of Arichat’s Entrepreneurs. In the Kitchen it’s 1900 you will meet a local housewife and learn about daily life on Isle Madame at the turn of the century. In the One Room School it’s 1845, meet the teacher and learn about routines and expectations. In the Boat Barn it’s 1810 you will meet a local tavern keeper  It will be a fun afternoon, please drop by!

Blacksmithing Demo’s and Classes 

Blacksmithing demonstrations take place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 during July and August.  For information about classes please see our Blacksmithing Page. 

Kids Day at the Museum 

Thursday afternoons from 10:30 to 12:00  July 5, July 12,  July 19, July 26 & Aug. 2 .

Cost $5.00 per child, family rates available. Limited spaces, pre-registration recommended.

Friday July 5 – “We Can Build It” Join us for a workshop that is all about building.  Bring your curiosity and imagination and we will provide the materials!  Ages 4 – 8 

Friday July 12 – “Pirates Ahoy” Spend the morning and live like a pirate, play pirate games, do a craft and hunt for treasure! Ages 4 – 8  

Friday July 19 – “Artful Antics” This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of art making activities.  It’s all about creating, exploring and dreaming!  Ages 5 – 10 

Friday July 26 – “LeNoir Landing Olympic Games”  Join us for action packed morning which will include games, races and lots of activity!  Ages 5-10

Friday Aug. 2 – “Future Chefs”  We are taking out the measuring spoons and mixing bowls!  In this hands-on workshop everyone will create with food!  Ages 6 – 12   10:30 – 12:30

Tea In The Museum  

Wednesday afternoons July 3 to Aug. 28 from 2:00 – 4:00.  Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, treats and conversation.  $6.00 for IMHS members, $7.00 non-members.

 Art Auction 

Friday Oct. 25 – The IMHS Biannual Art Auction goes live online on our Facebook Page Isle Madame Historical Society – LeNoir Landing

To register or for more information please call 902 226 9364 or 902 226 2880. 



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