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Update from Curator’s Corner
The Nova Scotia Museum
Heritage Division has completed
an Interpretive Master Plan that
articulates this relationship. The
Fundy Geological Museum has
been re
-
examining its
role in the
interpreta
tion of the province’s
story to identify opportunities to
renew and re
-
brand our programs,
exhibits and services.
Geological time did not end
millions of years ago; it continues to
play a role in each of our daily lives.
Our geology i
s the foundation of
our dramatic landscape, our natural
heritage, and it draws visitors from
around the world. The Museum’s
exhibits and programs are based on
the region’s rocks, fossils and
minerals, including agate, amethyst
and some of Canada’s oldest
d
inosaur skeletons. While these are
recognized as “icons” in their own
right, we believe we have an
opportunity to more fully interpret
the role of the region’s geological
past in the development of another
icon, the Bay of Fundy.
The Board of Directors and
Museum Staff, in partnership with
the Cumberland Regional Economic
Development Association and the
Nova Scotia Museum’s Heritage
Division, have been working to
achieve this vision for a number of
years.
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Curator’s Corner
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Upcoming Events 1
Your Support is Important 2
K e n A d a m s
D i r e c t o r / C u r a t o r
Upcoming
Events
CGS 20
th
Anniv
ersary
Oh Christmas Tree!
December 3
rd
FGM 16
th
Anniversary
December 3
rd
March Break
Program
For details on events
check our web page
http://fundygeo.mus
eum.gov.ns.ca
Fundy Geological Museum Newsletter
As we cele
brate our 20
th
Anniversary
the Cumberland Geological Society’s
Board of Directors invite you to take
part in an exciting new development,
our Exhibit Gallery Renewal Project.
We believe that this activity will help
to ensure the long
-
term sustainability
of a major county and provincial
resource, the Fundy Geological
Museum. We would like to take this
opportunity to provide a brief update
on the Museum’s operation and our
vision for its future.
Nova Scotia’s natural heritage has
pl
ayed an integral role in the
development of the province’s
cultural heritage and tourism
product.
Now in its 16
th
season of operation, the Museum has welcomed over 350,000
visitors since opening to the public in 1993. The Museum currently provides our
visitors with an opportunity to learn about the
region’s rich natural heritage,
including the record of our diverse geological history, Canada’s oldest dinosaurs
and the Bay of Fundy tides.
The re
-
branding project has now reached the
stage where the services of a design company
have been obtained to design, fabricate and
install a renewed exhibit gallery and to deve
lop
new programming. It is anticipated that the
installation of the new exhibits will be
completed in early 2010, prior to the summer
season.
The Museum’s re
-
branding and renewal will
support the continued growth of our portion of
th
e Fundy Shore Tourist Destination Area. It has
been estimated that $1,150,000 of funding and
in
-
kind activity will be required to complete this
project. Our federal and provincial partners will
jointly finance a significant portion of the
budget. Financial
and in
-
kind contributions will
also be made by the Cumberland Geological
Society and the Fundy Geological Museum. We
have committed to seeking community support
in the amount of at least $10,000 in order to
qualify for this funding.
YOUR SUPPORT IS IMPORTANT TO US!
All donors become Society Members in the
year of their donation. Membership benefits
include 10% discount in Gift Shop, invitation
to Annual General Meeting, free admission to
Museum and special events such as DINO
DAZE
.
Potential donors wishing to find out more
about the Museum’s activities please contact:
Telephone: 1
-
866
-
856
-
DINO
254
-
3814
E
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mail:
fundygeo@gov.ns.ca
Merry Christmas and B
est Wishes
for 2010
Fundy Geological Museum Newsletter 2 of 2
Our Classroom is over 300
million years old
Description of funding categories
and
benefits.
IS WHAT WE ARE DOING
IMPORTANT TO YOU?
(We are panning for GOLD and
prospecting for DIAMONDS.)
Quartz: $ 10 to $ 299
Society membership*, Tax receipt
Curatorial Walks
Amethyst: $ 300 to $ 999
Society membership*, Tax recei
pt
Curatorial Walks
White granite plaque on Donor Wall
Garnet: $ 1,000
-
$ 4,999
Society membership*, Tax receipt,
Curatorial Walks, Behind the Scenes tour,
Name on website
10 admission passes for your staff or family
members
Rose granite plaque on
Donor Wall
Gold: $ 5,000 to $9,999
Society membership*, Tax receipt,
Curatorial Walks, Behind the Scenes tour,
Name on website, Print materials
20 admission passes for your staff or family
members
Black granite plaque on Donor Wall
Diamond: $ 10,000
and up
Society membership*, Tax receipt,
Curatorial Walks, Behind the Scenes tour,
Name on website, Print materials,
Sponsored exhibits
30 admission passes for your staff or family
members
Black granite plaque on Donor Wall
Please be GNEISS (
nice) to us,
don’t take us for GRANITE.