As a year-round community museum, we offer a variety of exhibits and have on hand a very diverse collection of artifacts from household items to farm equipment. The following are the largest.
Rusty Nail Collection
This collection consists of over 500 items assembled and catalogued by the students of Middleton Regional Junior High School history teacher, Mrs. Leonie Cumming, who began teaching at the school in 1949. Housed first at the high school, the collection moved to the museum in 1980 and is an integral part of its collection.
This permanent exhibit showcases items collected by the late Norman Phinney and was one of the primary reasons for establishing the Macdonald Museum. Many of the clocks are in working condition. There are a wide variety of clocks and watches on display, with some dating back to the late 17th century. Anyone interested in clocks would do well to see this exhibit – one of the best in Eastern Canada.
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For more on this see middleton.ednet.ns.ca and click on “Wall of Fame”
(photos to come – tower is currently under renovation)
West Nova Scotia Regiment
“West Novas in Peace and War” – the WNSR is an active Canadian Army Reserve Infantry Regiment with 4 locations in western Nova Scotia. The museum displays include:
- West Novas in WW2
- Scout sniper Platoon
- West Novas in the Afghanistan war
- West Novas with outstanding careers
- West Novas in the Devil’s Brigade
(Canada-US Special Service Force)