GOLD: A NOVA SCOTIA TREASURE ON DISPLAY AT HALL OF FAME FOR THE SUMMER, FEATURING GOLD AS REWARD
“Gold is the promise of luxury, riches and prosperity. It represents great achievements, is the top prize and the undisputed first place. Throughout the world, this soft, shiny metal has inspired artistic traditions, influenced popular culture and helped to shape history.” (Quoted from the Department of Communities Culture and Heritage)
The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is pleased to partner with the Museum of Industry in order to host a section of a travelling exhibit on gold in Nova Scotia. Visit us in the Scotiabank Centre, Halifax and discover the role that gold has played in our rich sport heritage. We will have Gold in Society: Gold as Reward installed in our gallery until December 15th, and, as always, admission is free.
The full travelling exhibit, titled Gold: A Nova Scotia Treasure, opened in Stellarton at the Museum of Industry in November 2012, and the section featuring Nova Scotians who have won gold for achievement in sport arrived at the Hall of Fame on June 9. The sampling of medals features contributions from our collection and private collectors and represents Hall of Famers and Nova Scotia sport heroes who have indeed claimed undisputed first place. The stories of these individuals are presented in a beautiful bilingual exhibit that was curated by Shannon Parker and Debra McNabb.
The Hall of Fame has also created a gold-themed scavenger hunt that ties the gold exhibit into the rest of the gallery exhibits and the Hall’s other “golden” artifacts. This activity is available at the Hall’s visitor information desk. Hall of Fame hours are 10:00-4:30 Monday-Friday, and 12:00-4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August. We are also open before all Scotiabank Centre events.
**Please note that, as of October 14th, the Hall of Fame is closed due to Scotiabank Centre renovations. Please check here and on our social media for updates as to when we will be open next.