Nova Scotians are being encouraged to uncover treasures,exceptional objects and the unique stories that are part of theirheritage this weekend, June 12 and 13, as more than 40 museumsacross Nova Scotia engage in the fun and hands-on activities ofMuseum Weekend. “It’s encouraging to see the variety of high quality museums inNova Scotia,” said Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Cultureand Heritage. “The benefits of these museums are felt incommunities throughout the province and this weekend there’ssomething for all ages and interests.” Take a heritage hike, make a kite like Alexander Graham Bell,learn a new heritage skill or how to preserve treasured familyphotos during the ninth annual Museum Weekend. Participants maydiscover amazing facts about life at sea, hear the music of thepast, sample old-fashioned recipes, take in a new exhibit, orseek out answers in a heritage hunt. Nova Scotians can also get a new perspective on history throughmuseum displays of local students’ drawings. The artwork reflectsheritage in the students’ communities as part of the MuseumWeekend I Spy Heritage contest. Annual Museum Weekend events highlight the province’s richheritage and the significant role museums play in preserving andinterpreting local culture and natural history. “It’s our heritage,” said Mr. MacDonald. “This weekend is a greattime to experience it.” For event details and museum listings see the website athttp://museum.gov.ns.ca/museumweekend or call 1-800-565-0000.