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❶Iain Macdonald retired United Church minister will explain how a four-point charge of the United Church in rural Hants County dealt with what has become the all-too-common challenge of downsizing in response to declining attendance and increasing maintenance costs. So this style really is the archetype of the tomb facades.

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Archived from the original on August 16, Retrieved November 28, Thursday, May 18, 7: Early 20th Century Town Planning was a direct result of the negative repercussions of rapid, unchecked industrialization and urbanization of cities.

Thursday, April 20, 7: In Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs, Stephen Kimber wrote that the houses "were supposed to have been torn down after the terminals opened, but they survived. Families took them over, put additions on. Other folks built new cottages nearby.

Greenbank was the setting for his childhood and early entry into the world of work. It was also the place he left to attend school in the adjacent middle class neighbourhood. Thursday, March 16, 7: How many times have you passed by St. In exploring answers to these questions the speaker will engage the audience in the discussion.

It should be a lively evening. The highlight of the day was the announcement of an award to a well-respected educator, historian, and writer. Dr St Clair has fostered and encouraged interest in and preservation of buildings of historical value through his teaching, writings and broadcasts, as well as his volunteer work. On Sunday morning, Heritage Trust invited the public for guided tours of the former residence.

After his death in , a group of businessmen bought Bloomingdale to create a member-owned, recreational and social club. In , its name was changed to "Waegwoltic. Heritage Trust makes awards in a number of categories related to excellence in built heritage conservation. It also conducts research, publishes books and a quarterly, supports educational activities and hosts a series of lectures which are free and open to the public. Joe Ballard, President Email: Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia.

Sunday, February 19, Come and celebrate Heritage Day with us on Sunday, February 19th from 10 am to 4 pm when we visit "Bloomingdale," the summer home built for Alfred Gilpin Jones, a former Lieutenant Governor. Drop by for a tour or come for the party!

Payment may be made by e-transfer to treasurer htns. Thursday, February 16, 7: Young Avenue is perhaps one of the most unusual and beautiful avenues in Nova Scotia. This unique streetscape was part of the City Beautiful movement sweeping across North America during the s and s. A number of important Nova Scotians made this avenue their home. Preservation and adaptive re-use are key to keeping this important historic streetscape and identity from poor development and misuse.

As well, he worked for almost 25 years as a senior technical illustrator for an aerospace firm. No stranger to an appreciation of his past, Barry has illustrated over heritage homes of Nova Scotia in his spare time. This is an addition to, his other illustrations and caricatures, both in hand drawings and on computer. Thursday, January 19, 7: The extensive and significant material culture collection of the City of Dartmouth is currently out of public view in a Burnside storage facility.

While waiting for a proper and permanent home, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum operates out of two historic buildings: Evergreen and Quaker House. Quaker House, notably, is the oldest known surviving building in Dartmouth and is an integral feature of a potential Downtown Dartmouth Heritage District.

David Jones is an archaeologist and historian from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. David is the great grand nephew of Dr. Martin, Town Historian of Dartmouth. Built by Senator Ezra Churchill for his second son, John Wylie Churchill, the house displays the quality of materials and workmanship that a wealthy ship owner of the time could afford.

What was a gracious home for the Churchill family is now open for community use. Rental for private functions helps to pay for its upkeep. Repairs and restoration work are on-going.

Beautiful, decorative painted surfaces are a particular feature of the house. The main floor of the house was restored in as a Centennial project. Two second-floor rooms were refurbished later and plans are underway for work on two rooms used for dressing by wedding parties renting the house.

The Trust has funded documentation of Painted Rooms around the province, following on the early work by Heritage Trust founding member, Cora Greenaway, and by a former president, Joyce McCulloch. CBC article on Phil Pacey. Electronic bank transfers may be made by contacting Beverly Miller, Treasurer at treasurer htns.

Thursday, November 17, 7: The prospect of adaptive re-use is often the catalyst for adversarial discussions between preservationists and developers. Preservation of built heritage is necessarily a pragmatic issue. However, the inherent value of the building is often overlooked and misunderstood. How can we adopt successful strategies when faced with inventories of obsolete buildings? Laura MacNutt argues that it is not the building which must adapt but rather it is we who must rediscover the values of built heritage and adapt our approach.

She will introduce Gasometer City in Vienna, Austria, where late 19th century industrial buildings are transformed to residential units by four independent architects, successfully preserving cultural equity, while contributing to progressive development of a community. Thursday, October 20, 7: Some of the Oldest Houses in English Canada will take us on a guided tour of houses in the Chester area.

Nova Scotia was first settled by Acadians in Even seven generations later, when Halifax and Lunenburg were founded, the area we now know as Canada was sparsely settled. Toronto for example had a French trading post in but was only ceded to the English in , nearly 40 years after Lunenburg was settled. Join us as Syd Dumaresq gives an entertaining and informal walk through the Lunenburg County he loves, presenting some of the oldest houses in English Canada.

Thursday, September 15, 7: The history of First Nations people in Nova Scotia stretches back 13, years, to the early post-glacial period. The petroglyphs, or rock carvings, of Kejimkujik represent a late manifestation of that presence, created largely in the 19th century.

They are also one of the key components of the cultural landscape of Kejimkujik National Historic Site recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in Thursday, June 16, 7: Main Floor Gallery entrance from side door parking lot Please note: For the past 65 years, the Province of Nova Scotia has been the steward of the house.

Retired architect, Allen Penney, will discuss what is known about the estate and its buildings, what knowledge has been lost, how the estate has developed, and what the current needs are of this wonderful legacy of two centuries ago. Thursday, April 21, 7: Macnutt will demonstrate that the interior layout and decorative elements of formal structures like Courthouses and Legislative buildings explain the functions performed in the buildings.

The talk is also an explanation of the early adoption and use of neoclassicism in public buildings in the Maritimes. This will be a celebration of some of the finest buildings in Canada of their type. Wednesday, March 23, 7: Sixty-two jack posts were installed to hold it up. Retired architect Allen Penney says they are not required, are doing little or nothing to support the roof and are more a means of creating panic than a safety measure.

Beginning with the reason for the house being in the Nova Scotia Museum Collection, Allen Penney will describe how the house was constructed, how it has been maintained and what is proposed to address its problems.

He will then describe the real threat to Perkins House and propose a solution. Thursday, Feb 18, 7: The Halifax Protestant Orphanage occupied five different buildings between and , ranging from a modest house to a purpose-built facility.

There are a number of themes that will be explored, from the nature of the buildings occupied and the children who occupied them to the people who cared for them. The talk will also shed light on the mystery of Theresa Lancaster, the little girl from the orphanage who was listed in the Book of Remembrance as having perished in the Halifax Explosion who actually survived.

Don Chard formerly worked for Parks Canada as a historian. He has had a longstanding interest in the Orphanage and the effects of the Halifax Explosion on the institution. Thursday, Jan 21, 7: Built after a devastating fire in , each of the nineteen buildings along Granville Street boasts its own unique architectural features in an Italian Renaissance style. Thursday, Nov 19, 7: Later the Europeans built a "haul over road" to pull their boats across this same narrow strip of land.

The Portuguese, French and later, the British, all recognized the strategic importance of the area as a trade route. It was home to three forts that witnessed seven battles for ownership. The village was an integral part in the emergence of this great country, Canada. The Sinclair Inn is over years old; it is the oldest surviving Acadian building in Canada.

My research indicates that the wall murals hidden behind a century of wallpaper were likely painted about years ago. Sinclair Inn is a National Historic Site built in Originally there were two Acadian homes on the lot. Thirty-five years later, it was expanded to include both houses and became known as the Sinclair Inn. Evidence that there might be a painted room in the Sinclair Inn was first noticed in the s when the Annapolis Heritage Society purchased the building.

Water damage from a leaky roof in an upstairs room caused the wallpaper to peel. Underneath was evidence of a wall mural. In , members of the Canadian Conservation Institute inspected the building and confirmed that images were hidden under most of the wallpaper. Ann holds advanced degrees in art conservation and art history and works for museums, governments, universities, churches and private clients worldwide. The Annapolis Heritage Society will be seeking grants and donations to cover the cost of stabilizing the building and restoring the room.

The Sinclair Inn is not the first historic Nova Scotia building to reveal a painted room. In , the Croscup Room was dismantled and moved to Ottawa where it is now displayed in the National Gallery of Canada. Heritage Trust hosts a database listing of painted rooms found in Nova Scotia at www. This lecture is part of a monthly lecture series that is free and open to the public.

Note that due to the Food Truck event in the main parking lot, those attending the Heritage Trust presentation can park in the staff parking lot on the north side of the museum facing Bell Road. Victoria Park has faced development pressures, changing tastes, and a loss in the collective memory about its place as a Victorian park. Once described as a "picturesque panorama of mountain and glen," the ha Victoria Park was the highlight of visits to Truro by many travellers over the centuries.

But for just a few days a month, around ovulation, the mucous becomes watery and forms tiny channels that guide the sperm through. Arriving inside the uterus, the sperm are still about six inches away from their goal—at least a two-day swim.

But undulations of the uterine muscles propel the sperm into the fallopian tube within 30 minutes. Even a sperm that reaches the tube in record time has no guarantee of fertilizing an egg. There may be no egg there. Ovulation could still be days away. Only those sperm that are altered can get a date with the egg. The sperm are released gradually, over the course of a few days, so at any given time only a couple hundred sperm will move on. And the chaperones are picky.

Only some of the sperm are let through. Those who make it will face yet another challenge. Underneath the cloud of cells, the egg itself is encased in a thick protein shell, called the "zona. The egg demands a proper introduction. If they match, the sperm is held fast and undergoes a dramatic transformation.

It sheds its outer coating, releasing powerful enzymes that dissolve a hole in the zona, allowing the sperm to push its way through. The final hurdle passed, the sperm still does not thrust its way into the egg itself. Rather, the membranes of the two cells fuse, and the egg draws the entire contents of the sperm inside.

And October came around and I was a day late. And actually I was having some other problems with my wrist. And we went to the doctor and the doctor had asked me And I said, "No. And sure enough, it was positive. And when he came home, I was like So when she told me We were definitely ready even if it was a little early.

Ready or not, once sperm and egg get together they have their own agenda: First, it orders the zona to lock out all other sperm. And then the egg must finish meiosis, expelling half of its chromosomes into this tiny pouch, called a "polar body. The chromosomes of sperm and egg approach each other and then the cell divides. Since the moment the sperm entered the egg, 24 hours have passed. All this time the fertilized egg is moving down the fallopian tube toward the uterus.

Every few hours, the cells divide. On rare occasions, the tiny cluster of cells splits into two groups and creates two embryos—identical twins. But most of the time the cells stick together. They must complete just the right number of cell divisions before they arrive in the uterus about five days after fertilization. Now called a "blastocyst," the bundle of cells must do two things to survive: At the beginning of the sixth day, it orchestrates an escape.

It releases an enzyme that eats through the zona, and the ball of cells squeezes out. It has just passed one hurdle, but is immediately presented with another. For in fact it is now in very grave danger.

White blood cells would swarm in to devour it. Then it is free to get to work. Searching for food and oxygen, cells from the blastocyst reach down and burrow into the surrounding tissue. Eventually, they pull the entire bundle down into the uterine lining. And sooner or later, the mother will notice. Even brushing my teeth would make me And it made me feel nauseous. And I would get up and I would try to eat something. My mother has told me stories of how my father had gone through morning sickness.

And of course that never really registered until the first time it started happening to me. There was a couple of times when that Not everybody gets morning sickness. Sometimes months can go by before the mother gets any sense of the drama unfolding within her body.

One milestone event takes place just two weeks after conception, when the blastocyst is about the size of a poppy seed. This is the moment when the cells start to organize themselves into an embryo. The process is called "gastrulation. After the egg becomes a hollow ball of many cells, some cells dive into the center, forming layers which will go on to develop into different organs. But we think it works something like this: Sandwiched between them is a thin layer of cells.

These are the cells which one day may become a baby. At the beginning of gastrulation, some cells begin moving toward the center. Then they dive downwards, creating a new, lower layer. More cells plunge through, squeezing in between, forming a third.

The cells in the three layers may not look different, but for each layer, a very different future lies ahead. The lower cells are destined to form structures like the lungs, liver, and the lining of the digestive tract. The middle layer will form the heart, muscles, bones and blood.

And the top layer will create the nervous system, including the spinal cord and the brain, as well as an outer covering of skin, and eventually, hair. This is a human embryo three weeks after fertilization. Less than a tenth of an inch long, its neural tube, the beginning of the nervous system, is already in place. A couple of days layer, the top of the tube is bulging outwards on its way to becoming a brain.

With the primitive brain cells exposed, we can see some are sending feelers, making connections to their neighbors. As the days pass, changes proceed at a rapid-fire pace throughout the embryo. Everywhere, cells are multiplying. Some reach out to one another, forming blood vessels.

A heart begins to beat. As the embryo lengthens the precursor to the backbone forms. Groups of cells bulge out on the sides, the beginnings of arms and legs. This is the embryo four and a half weeks after fertilization.

It is only about a fifth of an inch long. The primitive backbone now curls into a tail, which will disappear in a few weeks. A large brain is developing, and on the side of the head: How does this happen?

How does the embryo transform itself from a blob of cells into different tissues and organs, and finally into a fully functional baby? The secret, of course, lies in your genes—in your DNA. Inside most every cell in your body, you have the same 46 chromosomes, carrying the same genes.

But not all the cells in your body are the same. Nerve cells, blood cells, cells lining your intestine, they all look different and they do different jobs. And when a gene is turned on, it tells the cell to construct a particular protein. Proteins are the molecules that build your body—like collagen, a fiber that makes up much of your skin, tendons, and bones, or keratin in your hair.

Crystallin is the protein that helps make the lens of your eye clear. Some proteins do work. Actin and myosin move muscle fibers. Hemoglobin in the blood carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. So when the embryo is developing, how does a cell turn on the right set of genes and create the right proteins? Part of the answer seems to be location. Once the basic body plan is established, with a head on one end, back and front, and left and right sides, cells seem to know exactly where they are and what they are supposed to become.

This is because cells talk to each other in the form of chemical messages. How does a gene get turned on?

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