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Gone but not forgotten

Postby Tank04 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:35 pm

Greetings everyone. The Oak Island Tourism Society is indeed gone but their efforts will never be forgotten. When it folded, all assets of the OITS were transferred to the Chester Municipal Heritage Society and over the past year and a half, we have been steadily building a very well received Oak Island display in the Chester Train Station at 20 Smith Road. I invite you to have a look at this web site to learn more about the display and all that goes with it. Also use the links to see what other initiatives the CMHS has been working so hard on.

http://chesterbound.com/Oak%20Island/ex ... Island.htm

I hope if you are ever in this area of Nova Scotia, you take the time to visit the display appropriately called Explore Oak Island Display. Best part is, as you walk in the door you will see that it is dedicated to the founder of the OITS John Chattaway and members of the Oak Island Tourism Society.
Curator, Explore Oak Island Display,visit: http://chesterbound.com/Oak%20Island/ex ... Island.htm
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby JodyLane3 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:03 am

Hey Danny...glad to see the museum exhibit up and running like you described months ago. As for me I am still sorting through everything i can on the history of the various shafts and their locations to do this mapping project.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby Tank04 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:35 am

Jodylane3,

I'm glad it is open too. It has been a very interesting journey to set this display up, talking to all sorts of artisans, collectors, eye witnesses, getting a handle on standard museum practices and so on. The display is small, but powerful and there is much more to come.

Best of luck with the mapping process, it is a laudable job but fraught with difficulty.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby JodyLane3 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:35 pm

Yeah Danny it is. Of course I am as always interested in how we got from one pit to 30 pits on this island and so on. So what else do you plan to incorporate into exhibit?
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby Tank04 on Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:32 pm

JodyLane3,

Well, the exhibit will not be static, that's for sure. As we get new acquisitions, the display will change to keep it fresh, attractive and interesting. We will add more photos, hopefully some more great artifacts, maybe some maps and all sorts of juicy ideas yet to come. The Society is really keen on acquisitions or collections and I expect we will be successful in this area. Students and anyone wanting to research Oak Island will find the Chester Municipal Heritage Society to be an invaluable resource someday.

So, when are you going to make the trek north so we can meet and have a good chin wag?
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby JodyLane3 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:26 pm

When is an ever changing deal. Frankly with the weather so nice i should have made the trek two weeks ago. Now i will have to say the fall.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby Tank04 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:48 pm

JodyLane3,

It is a scorcher here today, over 20 C. and not a cloud in the sky worth mentioning. Our Fall season is generally the best time of the year for a trip north to see the area. With some forewarning, I will make sure I take the time to show you around and of course, talk about Oak Island.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby JodyLane3 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:33 am

I definitely would like to get a feel for the island rather than just read about it.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Postby Tank04 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:04 pm

Jodylane3,

I have always felt that anyone who has even a passing interest in Oak Island should at least take the opportunity to see it at least once in their lives. When you come here, find out when the tours are, book a spot, and see it for yourself.

Of course, there is much more to see if you want like the Explore Oak Island Display for example and much more.
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