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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

ADAPT Fibre Art Exhibit

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Artists Landing Gallery

West Hants, NS

Directions: Located in the upper level of the Avon River Heritage Museum in historic Newport Landing. A 35 minute drive form Halifax, take highway 101 to exit 4.



Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms.


ADAPT is a collection of fibre art maps by artist Tacha Reed, chronicling the shoreline of the Avon River, Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy over time. This series explores the scars left on the landscape as a result of the activities of mankind, reflecting the environment's undeniable ability to adapt in response to man’s attempt to tame the land and sea.

September 27th, 7pm - 10pm

Join us for a community BBQ fundraiser in support of the facility’s ageing waterworks. Enjoy a preview of ADAPT and the museum's latest exhibit Stewards of the Avon River, 1760-1860.

September 28th & 29th, 10am - 5pm

We begin the morning of the 28th with an artist talk at 11am, followed by an interactive art making activity commencing at 1pm and continuing throughout the remainder of the weekend. Collectively we will create a fibre art map of the Avondale Peninsula to later be auctioned off in support of upgrades to the water system. No previous felting experience necessary, tools and materials will be provided.

Part of Culture Days

ADAPT will be display in the Artists Landing Gallery, on the upper level of the Avon River Heritage Museum, from September 27th to the 29th.

17 Belmont Road, Newport Landing/Avondale, Hants County.



Avon River Heritage Society

Our vision is for a sustainable and just community built from understanding cultural and historical interactions among people, river and land and working through partnerships and collaboration in our community.

Our Values:

Diversity and inclusivity; We believe the ARHS must represent and engage with the diversity of people and groups represented in the history of our community.

Innovation and improvement; We value the ability to respond to new opportunities that will advance the interests of our community. We embrace challenging assumptions and considering new approaches. We seek to provide progressive and inspiring resources and services for our community.

Community Collaboration; Our work is improved by meaningful collaboration and partnerships. We value the pursuit of new relationships and new models of collaboration.

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage and inspire our community and beyond through preserving, sharing, and celebrating Avon River area stories, heritage, arts, culture, ecology, and interrelationships among all peoples of this area and their environment.

Our Mandate

Working in partnership with community, supporters, and other museums the mandate of the ARHS is to:

- preserve and promote the history of people of the Avon River area (Mi’kmaq, Acadian, New England Planter, African, etc.)

- preserve and promote the history of wooden boat and ship-building in the area

sustain a vital gathering place for community residents and visitors to explore history and take part in art and cultural activities

- make known the links between local ecology and cultural heritage

- host demonstrations by artisans who work in historical and contemporary trades, crafts, and art forms

- provide a centre of research