Creamery Square Heritage Centre and Creamery Museum
Région touristique : North Nova
THE CREAMERY MUSEUM is an industrial heritage site located along the former rail line(now a hiking ,biking and snowmobile trail clled THE BUTTER TRAIL )on riverfront property in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. It is a rare survival of an intact creamery building with key artifacts that illustrate the butter making process. Local farmers supplied cream to the Creamery from 1925-1992, to produce the famous "Tatamagouche Butter". The Creamery Museum aims to preserve this unique local history of butter production and distribution through its artifact collection, photo gallery and audio/video presentations.
You will enjoy a brief presentation by a character named
This museum is but one component of THE CREAMERY SQUARE HERITAGE CENTRE(several museums housed in THE TATAMAGOUCHE CREAMERY.
Also making their home in the TATAMAGOUCHE CREAMERY SQUARE(CSHC)HERITAGE CENTRE are-
~~THE BRULE FOSSIL CENTRE
~~THE NORTH SHORE ARCHIVES
~~THE SUNRISE TRAIL MUSEUM and...
~~THE (GIANTESS) ANNA SWAN MUSEUM
We are so pleased to be together in our
new home with its distinctive red exterior along the beautiful Waugh River.The Centre is located at 39 Creamery Road, just off Main Street and down the hill.Next to the Creamery building is the TATAMAGOUCHE FARMERS'MARKET(open Saturdays, 8AM-noon).The market was the first component of the exciting development known as Creamery Square. Phase 2 entailed the transformation of the Creamery building into a heritage centre, and plans are underway for the third phase-a performing arts centre.
THE BRULE FOSSIL CENTRE includes trackways that are 290 million years old .A diorama and interactive display focus on creatures from the Permian Era that might have made the tracks discovered on a beach at Brule(near Tatamagouche) in 1994.The discovery of these fossilized footprints has received recognition and support from the National Geographic Society. Fossils of Walchia, a coniferous tree from the same ancient period, indicate that the world's only known Walchia Forest existed at Brule.
The artifacts and exhibits of THE SUNRISE TRAIL MUSEUM interpret local history:
~~Step back in time to when the Mi'Maq walked our shores.
~~Discover Acadian heritage(1710-1755).
~~Find out about the Battle of Tatamagouche, a bloodless naval encounter fought in 1745 in Tatamagouche Bay, preventing French supplies and reinforcements from reaching Louisbourg before the fortress fell to the English.
~~Learn about the Deportation of the Acadians in 1755.
~~Are you a descendant of the Foreign Protestants brought here by Col. J.F.W Des Barres?
~~Do you have Scottish, Irish or English ancestry? All
settled in the vicinity of Tatamagouche.
~~New settlers continue to come today-from continental Europe, the U.K.and other places, making this small region multicultural and diverse.
~~In September the second-largest Oktoberfest in Canada is celebrated in Tatamagouche.
THE STM houses artifacts, information panels and touchscreen systems relating to the above as well as to farming, fishing lumbering, mining, shipbuilding, household, and much more. Of particular interest
is a dog churn and in the curio section are the famous two-headed calves.
wALKING TOURS OF THE VILLAGE OF TATAMAGOUCHE ARE AVAILABLE.
Adjacent to THE SUNRISE TRAIL MUSEUM is THE NORTH SHORE
ARCHIVES with its collections and holdings of
~~articles and books about local history
~~genealogical information(family names records) ~~obituaries and cemetery records
A visit to THE NORTH SHORE ARCHIVES is
certain to broaden your horizons on Tatamagoche and area heritage.
We have info on many interesting topics for heritage fair projects.
Please call during the offseason for hours of operation of the NSA.
Adjacent to both THE STM and THE NSA is THE ANNA SWAN MUSEUM which chronicles the life of a local
girl who became a celebrity feted by European royalty.
Raised in the community of New Annan, a short distance from Tatamagouche,giantess(7 feet 11 inches) Anna Swan
achieved fame and fortune and married Martin van Buren Bates, the" Kentucky Giant", a captain in the Confederate Army.You are invited to
~~ try on replicas of Anna's dress and Martin's trousers
~~View an actual dress worn by Anna and a pair of Martin's trousers
~~See Anna's shoe, boot, Bibleand Martin's size 22 ring.
~~Stand by lifesize cutouts of the "tallest married couple in the world."
Guided tours and talks are available.Try to call in advance.
Perhaps you would like to drive the short distance to Central New Annan to see the Anna Swan Cairn and tour the
beautiful Colchester County countryside or take a drive along our coastline.
Have a look at the highlighted images on CHIN of all our museums.
Just across the yard from THE HERITAGE CNTRE is the
TATAMAGOUCHE FARMERS' MARKET, OPEN 8AM-NOON SATURDAYS.
A look around the nearby historic TATAMAGOUCHE TRAIN STATION and a walk along the BUTTER TRAIL will enhance your visitor experience with us. A short distance away are
THE SUTHERLAND STEAM MILL and THE BALMORAL GRIST MILL.
~Destination Nova Scotia
~Anna Swan Monument(great links)
~Brule Fosil Centre
~Sutherland Steam Mill
~Balmoral Grist Mill
`Tatamagouche Train Station
for additional local attractions and history.
WELCOME- CIAD MILE FAILTE
(ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES)
PJILA'SI, WILLKOMMEN, BIENVENUE-WELCOME!!!
ENJOY YOUR VISIT to TATAMAGOUCHE and AREA and
THE CREAMERY SQUARE HERITAGE CENTRE.
Renseignements sur les collections
Numerous artifacts that illustrate butter making process. For example, full size butter printer, butter shovels, paddles, butter colour testers, cream bottles, acid test bottles, milk bottles, jugs and caps, butter design press, dasher churn, milk stool, creamery tags, cartons and packaging
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 80
photographs and lists of previous employees, information about previous owners of the building
Services de recherche
video on last butter made at the Creamery in 1992
elementary school tours
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Information aux Visiteurs
Guided tours of building and operational information
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available
Nombre de bénévoles : 2
Tâches : organizing Creamery reunions, upkeep of displays, research & interpretation, inventorying objects, provide tours
Publications et produits
Postcards and t-shirts for sale
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
Images en vedette
39 Creamery Road
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Voir la carte
|Adresse postale :||
Creamery Square Heritage Centre and Creamery Museum
P.O.BOX 402, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Guided, interpretive tours of building and operation from June to August
Ouvert : 9 am to 12 noon
1 pm to 5 pm
Please call ahead.
Droits d'entrée :
ADULT-$5.00 includes all admissions to the HERITAGE CENTRE MUSEUMS.This includes research privileges at THE NORTH SHORE ARCHIVES for the day.
$3.00 -student and senior
$2.00 FOR CHILD IN A SCHOOL GROUP