Museum Closure | Friday, May 29
Given the continued spread of COVID-19 and based on public health officials’ guidance, the Museum will remain closed to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and reopen when appropriate.
We are committed to keeping you informed as we receive additional information. Please join our social media channels where we continue to share updates and stories. If you are have questions please contact us directly.
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Who we are
Located in Denmark, near Tatamagouche, the mill preserves a time when our forebears were far more self reliant than we are nowadays. In this mill, trees went in one end, and out the other came almost everything you needed to build and beautify your home. Including bathtubs.
In the 1890's steam power was the way of the future, and innovators like Alexander Sutherland realized its importance. No longer tied to running water to power a mill, a producer could locate near a transportation source. This is exactly what Alexander Sutherland did when built his mill next to the new Pictou-to-Oxford Short line railroad.
Today throughout the mill you can see numerous examples of Alexander and his son Wilfred’s adaptability and creativity. From designs and patterns to homemade, working machines, over 60 years of ingenuity and productivity is here for you to discover.
If you love things mechanical and innovative, this is the place for you.