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Historic streetscapes talk part of Shelburne Museums by the Sea community engagement series

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SHELBURNE, N.S. – In conjunction with the Community Engagement Council’s ongoing presentation series, Shelburne Museums by the Sea invites the public to attend a talk by guest speaker Joan Doehler entitled, ‘Shelburne Streetscape; Standards and Guidelines for Historic Districts and Designations.’

Particular reference will be made to the John Street streetscape and she will also provide an explanation of various architectural features. This informative session will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Shelburne County Museum. Admission is by donation.

Doehler holds a Master's degree in Urban & Rural Planning (MURP), with her thesis focusing on “Scotia Square and It’s Impact on the Downtown Core” of Halifax. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), and Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS) at Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA), at University of Kings College. Her work in heritage included undertaking investigative research on potential heritage designated facilities, producing Letters of Recommendation for the review of Interventions on Heritage Buildings in the Atlantic Region, and conducting site visits for the purposes of structural, aesthetic, social-economic evaluation and document these findings in formal reports.

The Shelburne Museums by the Sea sponsored Community Engagement Council’s future talks include The Man Who Defined a Nation One Stomp at a Time: The Remarkable Career of Stompin’ Tom Connors by Jay Pilzer on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Osprey Arts Centre Lobby.

Other presentation topics with details not yet finalized include: Traditional Egg Decorating – Mary Ayer; Finds from the Archaeological Dig at Fort St. Louis- Dr. Katie Cottreau Robbins and Pottery Pit Firing – Rosemary Cheetham.

For more information contact Charity Hopper, Shelburne Museums by the Sea by phone at 902-875-4444 or via email shelburnemuseums.volunteers@gmail.com.

You can also visit the website at www.shelburnemuseums.com or visit Shelburne Museum Complex on Facebook.

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