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.
See below for a more complete outline of our exhibits by topic.
Also see our special exhibits page.
Museum Exhibit Topics
Migration to Our Region
The Region: Geography and Topography
Arrival of Europeans
Life at the edge of the Sea
Marine Transportation: Coasters and Steamers
Storm Drums, Fog Horns
St. Paul Island Weather Reports
Life on the Land
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 Roads, Horses, Sleighs, Snowshoes
Links to the Wide World
Transatlantic Cable Across Aspy Bay
Local Men and Women in the World Wars and Korea