Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

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Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
4.5
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the MCHC houses 8 display cases, with artifacts dating back as far as 7,500 years. There is a gift shop featuring many Mi'kmaq artists and abroad. Stop on in while you are travelling to and from Halifax on highway 102, Exit 13A. Just look for the big statue!
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Debbie D
Sky Valley, GA170 contributions
Outstanding displays
Aug. 2018 • Couples
The displays and interactive exhibits show the life of the Mi’kmaw people before, during, and after European contact. Tours and workshops explain native spirituality, legends, community practices, and drum-making. And the gift shop has artwork, books and notecards celebrating the Mi'kmaw culture. All very humbling; we have much to learn from First Nation people.
Written 2 December 2018
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Maryann L
Fair Oaks, CA1,089 contributions
Mi'kmaw Heritage
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Our visit began with a talk by two First Nation interpreters. They explained their past and present culture, heritage and traditions. They welcomed questions. In this small center are beautiful examples of Mi'kmawn bead and quill work, clothing, tools and other artifacts. The gift shop features prints, cards and art work done by First Nation artists.We bought a card depicting a stylized moose which we will mat and frame.
Written 22 October 2018
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Cameron06820
Darien, CT515 contributions
Excellent museum, right off the highway
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Excellent museum with super-smart docents, anxious to tell the story of these First Nations people's thousands of years of history in the Maritimes.

Very nice audio-visual presentation, great exhibits and super-cool Museum shop with native crafts at affordable prices.

It's just off the highway and well worth a visit.
Written 24 September 2018
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ALB63
Hanover, MA661 contributions
An Interesting and Informative Stop!
Aug. 2018 • Couples
On a recent bus tour we stopped here for a visit. The staff were friendly and informative. Two members of the First Nation People explained their history, legends and present day life. There were many exhibits to view and a large gift shop with local crafts and art for sale. Behind the Heritage Center was a 40 ft. high statue of Glooscap, the first human created by a bolt of lightning in the sand and is present in many Mi'kmaq myths.This was an interesting and worthwhile stop on our tour.
Written 21 September 2018
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SailorAirman
Hamilton, Canada3,540 contributions
Big Statue
Sep. 2018 • Solo
Stopped in here for a quick visit since I was staying next door at the Super 8 Hotel, mostly because I was intrigued by the big statue of a Mi'kmaq that you can see from the Highway. There's more to it than the statue though, some interesting information about the Mi'kmaq people. Worth taking a look.
Written 18 September 2018
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Roy P
Creston, IA668 contributions
Great place
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Nice to see people taking care and honoring their heritage. Great presentation and displays of craft work.
Written 24 August 2018
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BCbikeGuy
Keremeos, Canada557 contributions
Very informative and friendly staff
Jul. 2018 • Friends
This beautiful building houses a theatre and some very well put together static displays. The movie about the Mi'kmaq peoples' history and legend is narrated in English with the native language in sub-titles. However when the Mi'kmaq narrator spoke there were English sub-titles. Very interesting to hear the ancient language spoken. Also included in the centre was a very nice gift shop with many local native crafts and art for sale. We took home several items as mementoes of a nice visit with lovely people.
Written 31 July 2018
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John Z
Monifieth, UK78 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Decided to call in here as we staying at the Hampton inn close by.
We both found it very interesting and informative about how the local indigenous peoples coped with the arrival of the “white man” and its long term impact on them.
The displays are well laid out and meaningful.
The shop was excellent with local artists work available, we ended up travelling back from Halifax on our last days holiday to buy some more goods we had seen earlier.
Well worth a visit, staff are all excellent.
Written 14 July 2018
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Westgalady
Decatur, GA888 contributions
Surprising Museum and Cultural Centre
Jun. 2018 • Friends
I thought this was going to be a sleepy stop but was surprised at how much there was to explore. We arrived on a bus tour with Collette and the centre provided us with a drumming event, a nice museum area, and a chance to see items made by local residents.
Written 13 July 2018
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Herbert G
Chapel Hill, NC69 contributions
I learned many things here about the Mi'kmaq...
Jun. 2018
The Mi’kmaq are a First Nation people indigenous to the Canadian Maritime Provinces and their current population is about 170,000. There, Garret, a "drum keeper and senior heritage interpreter" gave a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the Mi'kmaq. Many display cabinets contain artifacts and tools used by tem.
Outside of the center there is a large (40 ft. height) statue of Glooscap who, according to legend was the first human, created out of a bolt of lightning in the sand and, according to the Center’s website, “remains a great figure that appears in many of the Mi’kmaq myths.”
Written 10 July 2018
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Hello Herbert, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our centre. However, the current population is around 60,000+. 170,000 was an estimate that was said before the first point of contact. This is Garrett responding btw. lol if you have anymore questions, please email me at garrett@millbrookheritagecentre.ca I look forward to hearing from you and again We are happy you learned so much here! :)
Written 11 July 2018
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