Kings County Museum features ‘Treasures of the Apple Blossom Festival’

Kirk Starratt
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Kings Historical Society volunteer Andrew Clinch of Aylesford displays a crown and other items that will be displayed as part of the Kings County Museum’s “Treasures of the Apple Blossom Festival” mini-exhibit.

Some rarely seen Apple Blossom Festival artifacts will be featured as part of an exhibit at the Kings County Museum in Kentville.

Curator Bria Stokesbury said Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival office manager and board secretary Phyllis Crowe contacted the museum recently. Festival workers were sorting through some memorabilia and felt it would be great to share the seldom-seen items with the public.

“They thought it was a shame to have such unique things hidden away in boxes,” Stokesbury said.

She said the Kings Historical Society has had a great working relationship with the festival committee over the years and they were pleased the festival workers came up with the concept for this year’s Apple Blossom display at the museum. One of the featured items is an early crown worn by Queen Annapolisa.

“They’re retired items from the festival that aren’t in active use but will bring back nostalgic memories for people who attended the festival over the years,” Stokesbury said about the artifacts being displayed.

The museum, located at 37 Cornwallis St. in Kentville, will be open on Grand Street Parade day, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for visitors looking to take in the “Treasures of the Apple Blossom Festival” mini-exhibit.

 

Organizations: Kings County Museum, Apple, Kings Historical Society

Geographic location: Kentville, Annapolis Valley

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