Mandate & Mission

To be a living history museum, with a complex of buildings that together with adjacent gardens and fields and streetscapes that are representative of a typical Nova Scotia village of the 1860s;

To present through a series of public, private and commercial buildings the activities and social values present in a small 19th century community;

To maintain a high level of skill in the trades and crafts of the period;

To provide information and interpretation of the riverside nature of the community, and its role in shipbuilding, transportation and the lumber trade.