Hockey fans have a new place to gather in Windsor to learn more about the history of the sport
The Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre has temporarily moved to the Haliburton House Museum and its refreshed exhibit is ready for viewing.
"The exhibit is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when we combine our resources and expertise," said Communities, Culture and Heritage minister David Wilson. "I would like to thank all provincial government staff, members of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society and volunteers for their dedication to this project."
"This great exhibit will attract many hockey enthusiasts to Nova Scotia," said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. "Innovation, such as this, is a key component of jobsHere, the plan to grow our economy. This is an example of the strategic investments the province is making to strengthen Nova Scotia's economy."
The exhibit spans part of two floors of the museum and showcases new items and old favourites from the former Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre location. The Attic space at the museum displays hockey memorabilia and the Locker Room displays hockey jerseys and equipment from the past. The museum's kitchen uses the concept of the hot stove to celebrate local hockey heroes. The exhibit also features the Starr Trophy and highlights the diversity in hockey, featuring the contributions of women, Aboriginal Peoples and African Nova Scotians to the sport.
"Our role has always been to promote the proud history of hockey in Windsor, an area that we celebrate as the birthplace of ice hockey," said David Hunter, president of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society. "The new presentation of our collection better reflects that proud history and is sure to spark a connection with our visitors. We want to thank everyone for their support."
Learn more about the history of hockey in Nova Scotia
Windsor Hockey Heritage Society - a not-for-profit society dedicated to the preservation of hockey heritage and the celebration of Windsor, Nova Scotia, as the birthplace of the game of ice hockey.