Museum Exhibits

The Museum hosts a number of professionally crafted interpretive exhibits illustrating the way of life of the early settlers of northern Cape Breton. Topics include gypsum quarrying, stores, church histories, shipwrecks, furnishings, school and transportation, and many more. For a more complete outline of our exhibits by topic, click here.

Exhibits at the North Highland Community Museum in Victoria County, Cape Breton

Museum Exhibit Topics

Migration to Our Region
The Region: Geography and Topography
Aboriginal Settlements
Arrival of Europeans

Life at the edge of the Sea
Fishing
Lighthouses
Marine Transportation: Coasters and Steamers

Weather:
Storm Drums, Fog Horns
St. Paul Island Weather Reports

Shipwrecks:
The Auguste
The Titanic
Other Shipwrecks

Life on the Land
Farming
Hunting and Trapping
Mining: The Gypsum Quarries
Health and Medicine
Religion and Churches

Home Life and Crafts:
House Building and Furnishing
Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving
Quilting and Sewing
Early Schools

Land Transportation:
Early Roads, Horses, Sleighs, Snowshoes

Links to the Wide World
Transatlantic Cable Across Aspy Bay
Local Men and Women in the World Wars and Korea


North Highland Community Museum and Culture