Creamery Square Development Project
Creamery Square Heritage Centre
P.O Box 402
Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0
Office : (902) 657-3449
General Inquires : (902) 657-3447
The Farmers’ Market provides a vibrant facility to support local farm products, crafts, baked goods, artisans and more, with over 25,000 visitors in 2009. The NEW Waterfront Canopy built onto the Farmers’ Market will impress all visitors with a spectacular view of the Waugh River. Open every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon, February thru December.
Reopening on May 22nd, the award-winning Heritage Centre is sure to delight and educate visitors of all ages with professionally designed and interactive exhibits.
Journey 290 million years back in time and see the creatures that walked the Brule Shore by means of the carefully preserved Brule Fossils.
Learn from Boiler Bob what it was like to work at the Creamery during the early 20th century, producing thousand of pounds of the famous Tatamagouche Butter.
Use interactive touch screens to learn about 17th century Acadian dyke-building, early Mi’Kmaq settlements, and life in Tatamagouche in the 19th and 20th centuries, all part of the Sunrise Trail Museum’s extensive collection.
The Anna Swan Museum tells the life story of our local giantess who weighed 18 lbs at birth and grew to 7' 11" in height.
Research any of our exhibits online and investigate detailed genealogy records, maps and documents in our Resource Centre with the assistance of North Shore Archives staff.
Don’t miss our Gift Shop for souvenirs to remind you of this one-of-a-kind heritage experience.
Beginning in June visitors to Creamery Square can enjoy sea kayaking on the beautiful shores of the Waugh and French Rivers with tours provided by Coastal Spirit Expeditions. Watch as historic, interpretive boat building skills are demonstrated in the third bay of the building adjacent to the Creamery. A sales & information kiosk as well as public washrooms with shower facilities will complete the renovations to this building.
At present much work is being done to prepare the site for the new Performing Arts Centre. This has included moving the historic Creamery Ice House to its new foundation as the foyer & small events venue for the Performing Arts Centre. This spring and summer will see many landscaping improvements to the site as well as the construction of a floating dock for use by kayaks and small boats.
It is anticipated that 2011 will see the beginning of construction of the 140 seat Performing Arts Centre which includes an outdoor stage, courtyards, and further site landscaping.