The Carmichael-Stewart House Museum
The Carmichael-Stewart House Museum, operated by the Pictou County Historical Society, is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Pictou County, through the display of artifacts primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries, for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Carmichael-Stewart House house offers insight into the history of Pictou County. Artifacts found in the museum include Trenton Glassware, memorabilia from the Goodman Co. Store, and a restored Penny-Farthing Bicycle. Visitors will enjoy the architectural features of the house, including original hardwood flooring, stained glass windows, and Majolica tiled fireplaces, and then have a walk around the Frank Calder Memorial Garden.
Author Lynn MacLean
This week at Tuesday Tea guests enjoyed a lovely presentation done by Lynn MacLean on her three books, A Helping Hand, Bravest Hearts, and Against All Odds. These novels are available for purchase at the museum.
What Gets Carried On
The Pictou County Historical Society is proud to present the new exhibit, "What Gets Carried On". The exhibit celebrates the early pioneer settlers and their descendants, through the objects that they carried in trunks and baggage in the holds of ships across the Atlantic and on their backs, or that they created with ingenuity and skill and acquired in their new land. In celebration of the 250th year of the landing of the Ship Hector and Scottish and Gaelic heritage, we will have on display some Ship Hector Memorabilia from a hundred years ago for the 1923, 150th celebration of the landing of the Ship Hector, and the original model and architectural drawing of the statue by Nova Scotian artist John A. Wilson, created and erected in 1923 in Pictou Market Square, which is being restored for the 250th celebrations. We also have on display artifacts that were carried on the Ship Hector and some lineages are attached.
Tuesday Talk with Fergie
We had the pleasure of hearing Fergie MacKay tell us about the history of Pictou Landing, in particular, the ferry and mail service run there by John Robert Christie.
Spinning with Mary Ann
Mary Ann did an insightful presentation on the craft of spinning at this week's Tuesday Tea. She did a wonderful job of demonstrating how to operate a drop spindle, wool carders, a niddy noddy, and other spinning instruments.
The annual Mayor's Tea event hosted by the Carmichael-Stewart House Museum occurred July 13th, 2023. Guests enjoyed treats, live music, coffee, and tea.
We were very pleased at the turnout for our Seasonal Opening this year! A huge thanks goes out to everyone involved. Krystle Barclay did a wonderful presentation on Gaelic Language Heritage, which was followed an English reading by Dr. Laurie-Stanley Blackwell of her book “Na Peataichean a thàinig hun Sràid Phalmerston | The Pets That Came to Palmerston Street”. John Blackwell was there as well to support the reading and to give background on their wonderful printing press “Pictou Bee Press”. Ann Munro aided in reading the Gaelic version of the story, and shared some oral traditions as a native Gaelic speaker.
The Pictou County Historical Society is grateful for funding and support from The Government of Nova Scotia, The Government of Canada, all municipalities in Pictou County and many individuals and businesses.