Great first day volunteering with Fortress Louisbourg Archaeology.
Digging through boxes of bones to find a really old Dog skeleton so it can be studied.
You can camp overnight at the fortress!!!
Ummmm…..packaging of artifacts circa 1967….
Today I was lucky enough to be able to go to a pre historic ceramic workshop at The Nova Scotia museum.
We had a hands-on day and were able to view some of the Erkskine collection. Beautiful early pottery collection of maritime aboriginal peoples.
Today The NSArchaeology society gathered a group of members to tour the provincial archives. I was beyond excited. I fondly remember spending hours going through rolls of microfiche researching my ancestors. So much fun! That building is jammed packed with historical items. Vaults of treasures. The Archivists preserve the past events of the province. Trying to preserve the present for future generations. I’ve always been aware of the historical importance, I never realized the importance of present day collection of important information.
There are many types of photographics. Here’s the different types through the ages and when it was most popular.
Daguerreotype 1842 – 1856
Ambrotype 1855 – 1861
Carte de Visite 1860 – 1888
Cabinet Card 1875 – 1900
I received an impromptu lesson on the spinning wheel today. I was excited. It is a technique I would have to practice if I wanted to be at all effective at it.
I’m pretty sure I look adorable doing it;) Thanks to Tammy for giving me her guidance. This wool/flax blend would be great for a utilitarian apron or market bag. I can’t wait until this years flax harvest is ready to become linen fibre. The harvest I helped with. It would mean a lot to me to be involved in the production of garments.
So much fun!