Dr. Tim Fedak has been hired as the new curator/manager of Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, and will begin his duties on July 14.
PARRSBORO – Almost seven months after Ken Adams announced his retirement as Fundy Geological Museum curator, the Cumberland Geological Society has found his replacement.
The hiring of Tim Fedak as director/curator of the 20-year-old museum was announced July 2 by society board chairperson Karen Dickinson.
“I’m really excited by this opportunity and am looking forward to working with the excellent staff and volunteers associated with the Fundy Geological Museum,” said Fedak. “Ken Adams, the staff of the museum, and the volunteers of the Cumberland Geological Society board have developed an amazing museum and tourist destination over the past 20 years. It’s a real honour to stand on such a solid foundation.”
Fedak, who starts in his new role on July 14, said he plans to reach out and listen to staff and community members during the next couple of months, with particular interest in ideas on how to boost museum visitors to the region.
The new curator will also continue his research and fieldwork this summer at Wasson Bluff, an area where he earned his Ph.D. studying the 200-million-year-old dinosaur bones found there, according to Dickinson. Visitors will be able to watch new fossil discoveries at the world famous site being prepared in the museum lab, and follow their progress on the museum’s Facebook page.
Fedak will also be involved with museum staff and volunteers in the annual gem and mineral show on Aug. 15-17, featuring exhibitors from Ontario, Maine and across the Maritimes.
“I am also looking forward to building new friendships and connecting with people from Parrsboro, Amherst, Truro and other local areas that may be interested in volunteering with the museum,” he said. “There are many ways people can participate in the museum community, from helping to dig dinosaurs, sharing information with museum visitors, and local artists and craftsmen can develop new work related to geology and fossils. The Fundy Geological Museum is a place and a community where we can all to explore and share the important stories of the Bay of Fundy.”