Events and Newsletters
Events for 2023
The IMHS Office and Book Sale will opened May 2, 2023 Tuesday to Friday from 1:00 – 5:00
Lenoir Forge Museum will open June 1 – Oct. 13, 2023.
June 1 – June 30 – Site Hours Tuesday to Friday 10:00 – 5:00. July 1 – Aug. 25 -Site Hours Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 5:00. Closed Sunday & Monday Aug. 29 – Oct. 13 – Site Hours Tuesday to Friday 1:00 – 5:00
≈ Summer Learning Series ≈
Sunday July 9, 2:00 p.m. – Photo Exhibit Opening “Portraits of Cape Breton” by Alfred LeBlanc. We are so pleased to be presenting this traveling photo exhibit for the month of July. Join us as we hear from Mr. LeBlanc about his journey of capturing the faces of Cape Breton, including several from Richmond County!
Sunday August 13, 2:00 p.m. – “Mysterious Isle Madame” by Jeanne Joyce Stone. Join us for a book reading by the author and discussion about some of the strange happenings on Isle Madame! Refreshments will be served. Admission: Donation at the door.
Sunday Aug. 20, 2:00 p.m. – The One Room School Presentation – Join us as we look at the history of the one room schools from the point of view of the students and teachers. Come and share your stories and memories, refreshments will be served. Admission: Donation at the door.
≈ Living History Month ≈
August is Living History Month! Every Tuesday (1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd) from 2:00 – 4:00 we will have community interpreters bring the museum to life! In the General Store it’s 1895, you will meet one of Arichat’s Entrepreneurs. In the Kitchen it’s 1942 you will meet a local housewife and learn about daily life on Isle Madame during World War II. In the One Room School it’s 1965, meet the teacher and learn about routines and expectations. In the forge it is present day where the blacksmith will share a bit of history and the art of blacksmithing! 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 1:30 to 3:00 July 6, July 13, July 20, & July 27.
Cost $5.00 per child, family rates available. Limited spaces, pre-registration recommended.
July 6 – Down On The Farm: Learn about animals that live on a farm and where our food comes from! Crafts, games and more! Ages 4 – 8
July 13 – Over The Moon – We will be blasting off with some fun space crafts and activities! Ages 4 – 8
July 20 – Games Galore – Enjoy a wide selection of activities, games and scavenger hunts with your friends! Ages 5 – 10
July 27 – Kids Can Cook – Giving young chefs the opportunity for some hands-on learning! Ages 5 to 10
≈ Tea In The Museum ≈
Wednesday afternoons July 5 to Aug. 23 from 2:00 – 4:00. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, treats and conversation. $6.00 for IMHS members, $7.00 non-members.
≈ Community Art Road Trip ≈
Friday Aug. 11 – We have the pleasure of hosting a Community Art Project sponsored by Arts Nova Scotia. This event is free to participants! The project that will be presented is a 3D model of the LeNoir Forge Museum. Drop in for an hour or spend the afternoon. This project is appropriate for all ages children to adult and can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like. We ask that children under 12 are accompanied by an adult.
≈ Solve A Mystery Day ≈
Thursday Aug. 17 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
We have a large photograph collection that we are trying to catalog, if you enjoy old photos or have an eye for facial recognition we would love you to join us as we try to identify photographs of people and places on our island.
≈ Knitting Knots ≈
Join the knitting group Tuesdays from July 4 to Sept. 5 at 1:30 pm. Beginners welcome!
To register or for more information please call 902 226 9364 or 902 226 2880.