Thursday, August 12, 2010

HRM Point of Interest #12: Waverly Heritage Museum

Before 1861, Waverly, Nova Scotia was just a tiny town of 500 people. However, when Willis Brooks found a nugget of gold that year, the town quadrupled in size in just six years. The story of the gold rush, and of Waverly in general is told in pictures and artefacts at the Waverly Heritage Museum inside this quaint, white painted church. The church itself was originally located in nearby Fall River, but was brought down to Waverly during the gold rush in two pieces; each piece drug on a sled by a team of horses.

(An old anvil used to make odd-shaped metal nails. I can see now why the development of the ability to make standard sized parts during the Industrial Revolution was such an important event in our history as a species.)

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