Enhanced Heritage Experience at Haliburton House Museum

first_imgNova Scotians will soon be able to learn about the history of hockey and the life of Thomas Chandler Haliburton in one trip to the Haliburton House museum in Windsor. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre will showcase samples from its collection at Haliburton House while it looks for permanent accommodations. The Windsor Hockey Heritage Society is developing the exhibit which will occupy three rooms in the west wing of the provincial museum. The exhibit is expected to open in June. “Displaying the centre’s collection at Haliburton House is a natural fit to help protect our heritage,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We believe that Thomas Chandler Haliburton, for whom the house is named, made the first known reference to hockey, then called hurley, in his writings.” Mr. Haliburton was a well-known author, lawyer, judge and member of the legislature. Communities, Culture and Heritage contributed exhibit space in Haliburton House and a transition team to help the centre move into its temporary location. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism contributed $15,000 towards the move. “This investment will help the Hockey Heritage Centre continue to attract more people to Nova Scotia and support the celebration of Windsor’s rich hockey heritage,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “The province appreciates the efforts of board members and volunteers, and we will continue to work with the society to try to find a permanent home for this important organization.” “This is a win-win situation for the centre, the museum, the town and the province,” said David Hunter, president of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society. “We are very excited about the task at hand and the future of the centre.” The Windsor Hockey Heritage Society has recently accepted new volunteer members who will help with the move and with the centre’s future initiatives. Plans to organize fundraising events with community organizations have already started.last_img read more