Events

Each year in partnership with the Heritage Association of Antigonish, we host a guest lecture series in order to stimulate an interest in our heritage. Subjects may include biographical sketches, natural history, events, business and community stories. Similarly, the Association and Museum host book launches for new books which are linked to the heritage of eastern Nova Scotia.

During the summer months, weekly ceilidhs are held for locals and tourists alike. Learners and more seasoned performers bring traditional music of the fiddle, piano, pipes, guitar and more to the audience. The acoustics and architectural elements of the building provide an ambient setting.

Upcoming at the Museum

Mary Beth Carty and Two Brads in Concert on April 27th

Mary Beth Carty and Two Brads in Concert on April 27th

Mary Beth Carty, Brad Reid, & Bradley Murphy are on their way to showcase at the ECMAs and are making a stop at the Antigonish Heritage Museum along they way. Bradley has just released an album of Gaelic Traditional songs, Brad Reid has an ECMA nominated album of original fiddle tunes, and Mary Beth just won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer of the Year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy live performances in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Grab your friends and family, and come on down to experience an afternoon you won’t forget!

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Ceilidh at the Museum on April 14th

Ceilidh at the Museum on April 14th

Join Karen Beaton on fiddle and Leona Williams on piano for another toe-tapping ceilidh. This month they will be joined by the very talented Malcolm MacNeil, who just completed his graduation recital for a Bachelor of Music at StFX . Malcolm is a very talented fiddle and guitar player with connections to a Cape Breton music dynasty!

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LEGO Party at the Museum

LEGO Party at the Museum

Join us for a celebration of this year’s entries in the Antigonish Heritage Lego Contest. There will be activities, snacks, and you’ll have an opportunity to vote for your favourite entry! Fun for your whole family.

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Antigonish Memory Project

Antigonish Memory Project

The Antigonish Memory Project has been on-going since 2012. It is an initiative to preserve the stories of Antigonish through collecting oral histories from elders in the community.

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