Chester Municipal Heritage Society
Oak Island Resources and Information
Chester Municipal Heritage Society is able to assist students with school projects, people researching the history of Oak Island and those with an interest in this fabulous bit of municipal and Canadian heritage.
We have a large stock of photographs, documents, letters, maps, movies and much more that can be accessed and studied. In addition, we are always in the process of collecting more information to keep open to the public.
We are always interested in your photographs, movies, artifacts, magazine articles and stories about Oak Island whether you wrote them yourself or have them stored at home. We also accept donations of Oak Island books and anything you give to us will have a permanent home, safe from destruction, deterioration and open to the public under standard museum guidelines.
If you are a member of an historical society, a school or any other group, we can also offer a highly experienced guest speaker who can relate the history of Oak Island in a fun, educational and pragmatic way so contact us to book your speaker today.
Our guest speaker biography:
Danny Hennigar has had a life long interest and passion in the history of Oak Island and is well steeped in it's facts, fiction and legends. Danny worked as a tour guide on Oak Island for three summers in the 1970s for the Provincial Department of Tourism. He also offered tours of the island from 2005 - 2009 during a popular and growing festival, Explore Oak Island Days in association with the Oak Island Tourism Society. He has been involved with several made for TV documentaries about the amazing treasure hunt, participated in dozens of regional, national and international radio shows, is a writer with many Oak Island related stories to his credit and is an avid amateur historian. He is a board member of the Chester Municipal Heritage Society and curator of the Explore Oak Island Display at the Train Station in Chester Nova Scotia.
Mr. Hennigar has given presentations at Acadia and St Mary's Universities, historical societies, professional groups, schools, tourist groups, government officials, even to Oak Island treasure hunters. His presentation can be viva voce or with a very entertaining Power Point presentation complete with many photographs. The talk can be tailored to your group's needs but is generally about an hour long, depending on how many questions get asked.
Contact for Details:
Phone: (902) 275-3718
"Trade in Time"
A Curriculum Linked Museum Program for Your Grade Six Students
Presented by The Chester Municipal Heritage Society
Check out your own running shoe for clues to global trade today as you come along with us on an exploration of trade over several hundred years in Atlantic Canada. Pick up your trade bag to practice trading skills at a time before Europeans came to this land in the Mi'kmac Trading Game. Find out how trade changes when those newcomers arrive on our shores. Then see for yourself how interdependent early setters are in The Village Life Game, and imagine his life as you listen to the voice of a sailor who lived on the high seas during the exciting days of the Atlantic Trade.
We provide a selection of intriguing artifacts - all with their own stories to tell and a variety of interactive games and activities designed to engage young hands and minds in discovery learning. The program includes Follow-up Activity Ideas for the Classroom and a Teachers Rubric for evaluation during the program.
2 focused hours - morning or afternoon
1 parent volunteer for every 8 students plus the teacher
Maximum number of students - 30
Fee: $4.00 per student with a minimum of $80
To inquire, Contact the lordly house museum:
Phone: (902) 275-3842
This Program has been developed with the generous support of
Nova Scotia Tourism Culture and Heritage and Susan Crocker and John Hunkin
Website layout created by: Louise Stimson