Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Days

The Fall has been a busy time so far at ANSM. We have the new QR code project underway, plans move ahead for the database renewal project, the board has had serious discussion about plans for the future, we have submitted applications for funding which follow through on strategic plans to develop a museological core curriculum and advisory service and much more.
The dining room table arrayed with SDI applications looked rather like an altar!

Between administrative tasks are peppered visits to sites, plus attending and participating in community events. The SDI grant application review is an important task in late August and I prefer to place myself in seclusion for a day of serious concentration.

Harvest table at the Urban Farm Museum
I helped out at the Urban Farm Museum of Spryfield's annual Harvest Fair in mid-September. The event was well attended by local residents and featured delicious seasonal food cooked following the museum's recipe book plus sales of veggies grown at the farm. Katimavik sent a group of enthusiastic volunteers who soon had the children happily busy playing traditional outdoor games.

The Halifax Citadel, National Historic Site played host to this year's Atlantic Film Festival opening gala. I went with Paul Collins of CMAP to see how the site looked all decked out as Hollywood of Atlantic Canada. Red flood lights, pavilion tents, candle lit walkways and regimental highlanders all added to the dramatic setting. Great stuff and an interesting combination of contemporary event matched with historic setting.

Looking up the refurbished staircase from the basement level.
Last night, I went to take a look at the recently refurbished Government House while attending a talk by Clary Croft on folklore of Nova Scotia. Lt. Governor Mayann E. Francis is hosting a series of talks on a variety of subjects at the house over the course of the fall season. The house looks really fabulous and is much better prepared to fill its capacity as a venue for large scale public events. Her Honor referred to the house as the "ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians" in her opening remarks and the building has been refurbished with that role firmly in mind.

1 comment:

  1. Anita,

    Glad you enjoyed Government House and the lecture.

    We are in the process of finalizing the launch of our new website so be sure to keep checking -- of course, it will feature future lecture topics, too. We are also on facebook (as the Office of the Lieutenant Governor) and we'd love to have you and your blog followers connect with us.

    Hope to see you in Government House again soon!