To present the 60 year-old story of Alexander Sutherland’s mill and the contribution it made to community life by supplying lumber and finished woodwork for a wide variety of uses (carriages and wagons, houses etc.).
To introduce the concept of technological change, and the opportunities offered by flexibility in location. Locating next to the railway made it possible to replace location-specific water power with steam energy.
To highlight the importance of small mill operations to community life in rural Nova Scotia (c.f Balmoral Grist Mill Museum, Wile Carding Mill Museum, sawmill at Sherbrooke).
For more information about other Nova Scotia Museum site mandates visit the Interpretive Master Plan online.