Musuem News Fall 2010

This has been an eventful season at the Museum. Visitations have been satisfactory and the Gift Shop has experienced a very good season.

We again thank Michael White for his taking on responsibility for the operation of the Museum during the month of September when summer staff are not available.

We also thank Ron Cunningham and Don Hirtle for their support of Michael when large tour groups were involved.

The Museum expresses its appreciation to all who have shown their support through the payment of membership fees and have in any way supported the development and operation of the Museum. We may have missed acknowledging some Membership payments and, if so, we apologize and will ensure that any missed acknowledgements will be resolved shortly.

Many challenges face your Museum as we move ahead not the least of which is the possibility, which we hope will not develop, that the Visitor Information Center operated by the Halifax Regional Municipality may not be continued in 2011. This could be a result of budget difficulties as being experienced by many jurisdictions.

To all who have supported the Museum in any way in 2010 we offer our sincere thanks and wish all our members and supporters a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we move into 2011.

ACAM’s annual general meeting was held on September 26th followed by a BBQ. Items of concern were discussed and the following Board Members were elected.

Mike Garvey, Charles Baxter, Brian Chappell, Reg Clarke, Jim Johnston Dave Wilson, Joe Macdonald QC,  Michael White, Gary McMahon,  Ron Cunningham, Jim McCombe, Wayne Cochrane, Dave McMahon

Chairman Mike Garvey informed the Board that he wished to step down after serving in this  position since 2003.

Chairman Mike Garvey addresses the meeting During his term of office Mike concentrated on the administrative side of the Museum with very considerable success. He also managed to resolve a number of concerns particularly as related to the Museum’s all important relations with the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province of Nova Scotia.
During his term Mike was able to promote resolution of serious problems of building condition which threatened the future of the Museum. These required replacement of a major section of the roof and wall structure of one section of the former Provincial Tourist Information building. Many other improvements were achieved including major upgrades to the water supply system.

These required major actions on the part of the Province as building owners along with very considerable involvement of Museum members. The former Information building, a critical part of the Museum facility, houses the Silver Dart Gallery, the Gift Shop, archives, and administrative offices. Mike’s contributions to the advancement of the Museum are much appreciated as is his continued presence on the Board