Macdonald Museum closes for the season Dec. 20

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Visitor numbers up in last few months; reopening in the spring

The Macdonald Museum in Middleton closes for the season on December 20.

By Sherry Griffin

The Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum has had a busy fall season with visitor numbers up in October, November, and December. The museum was the site of the Town of Middleton Recreation Department’s Haunted House on October 26 and 30, which drew approximately 1,000 people to the museum. The recreation department was assisted by many volunteers, including students from Middleton Regional High School. The museum extends much appreciation to the town and all involved for putting on such a successful  new event.

Visitors flooded the museum again in November for its 27th annual Christmas Craft Sale, which raised over $4,000 profit for the museum and brought in  approximately 800 people. The Annapolis Valley Historical Society and Macdonald Museum staff are very grateful to all those who participated as crafters, volunteers, donors, or customers. You made the event a big success and your support is much appreciated. Some of the crafters have left their work here in our giftshop so if you are looking for a great gift idea, drop by and purchase a unique, locally-made item that’s sure to please anyone.

Angels descended in the museum this month to add to the Christmas spirit. Now showing is a small exhibit of angels and a display of angel art brought in by Grades 2 and 3 classes from Kingston Elementary School. The angels will be on display until December 18.

We hope everyone has a chance to stop in and say hello (and goodbye) before the museum closes for the winter months on December 20. Historical society members, staff, neighbours, and friends will all be keeping a close eye on the property and checking  the buildings frequently. Spring will be here before we know it and the museum is already planning events and exhibits. We hope you join us and continue your support.  Call us at 825-6116, email to or check out our web site at  for more information. See you in the Spring, if not before.


Sherry Griffin is director of the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum.

Organizations: Macdonald Museum, Middleton Recreation Department, Haunted House Middleton Regional High School Annapolis Valley Historical Society Kingston Elementary School

Geographic location: Annapolis Valley

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