If you are interested in country music, and the Atlantic Canadian country music scene, in particular, then you'll find the museum quite interesting. Hank Snow was born near Liverpool, and the museum is in the old Railway Station.
During Privateer Days (end of July), there is s graveyard tour that is fun. Tour guides take you along to tell some local history and actors pop out to sing to you, etc. It is entertaining.
The oldest grave marker is dated 1761. It is interesting to see the different headstones and the different pictures on them (pointing hands, skull with wings, etc.)
Every year my home town has a festival when we celebrate what our town was built upon... privateering (a leagal form of piracy sanctioned by the Queen).
People walk around in period costume (1780) and sport muskets proudly.
There are a few notable things to attend:
- a graveyard tour where you can learn some interesting local history
- a historical community walk
- a period wedding (each year, a lucky couple is chosen to share their wedding with the community and visitors)
-a reinactment --> Americans trying to invade Liverpool harbour (Go Canada! - the Americans are no match for our muskets!)
Perkins House, built in 1766, offers a glimpse of life in Liverpool as it was lived in Simeon Perkins’ day, when the harbour teemed with schooners, sailors, and privateers
This was the next best thing to the real thing . They had a giraffe , and a leopard , zeabra and many more.
This is a part of The Rossignol M. We were surprised to learn people collect the number of outhouses they see in their travels. A couple are on displays along with tons of wall plaques. Amusing..
There is a permanent display of at the S. Hines Museum holograms.
The amazing three-dimensional images are a selection of visual delights from Russia, England and the United States.
The Print Gallery is a showplace for photographs in many styles and techniques. It is on the main floor of the Museum of S. Hines and is always changing , so you never know what you will see.
This is another one of my favorite NS photographers works . I think its called Return with the Tide. Many of the popular Peggy's Cove pictures were his as well. this is at the S. Hines Museum