The final goals of the Parrsboro Rock Shop Project are to provide a permanent exhibit featuring the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop and to establish the Eldon and Elaine George Gallery at the Fundy Geological Museum. The Project will also improve collections storage and study space, and improve education programming resources at the Fundy Geological Museum.
Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop
The Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop has become in iconic destination in rural Nova Scotia that is acknowledged around the world (National Geographic, New York Times, Foders). Generations of families have returned to the unique destination, year after year, filling their imaginations with roaring dinosaurs and ancient footprints. For seventy years visitors have arrived in the playful and welcoming yard, and during their journey have gained knowledge and inspiration from Eldon and his fossil and mineral collection.
The Parrsboro Rock Shop Project involves the preservation of the significant fossil specimens and develop an exhibit experience that captures the playful nature of the Eldon’s Rock Shop.
Eldon and Elaine George Memorial Gallery
Inside the reconstruction of the Parrsboro Rock and Mineral Shop exhibit, the Fundy Geological Museum will establish the Eldon and Elaine George Memorial Gallery to display the significant specimens and artifacts from the Parrsboro area. Through this new gallery exhibit, visitors will be inspired and learn about the discoveries to be made on the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
Timeline: August 2015 to July 2017.
An exhibit plan will be developed in consultation with the public and interpretive and curatorial staff from the Fundy Geological Museum and the Nova Scotia Museum.
Visit the Fundy Geological Museum this summer (2016) to learn more about the plans for a new exhibit. http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca