The River Hebert Heritage Models Museum, Minudie Heritage Association and the Joggins Fossil Institute have a lot in common.
They all work to attract tourists to Cumberland County, they all focus on the past – from 310 million years ago down to the late-20th century – and they are all situated on a driving/hiking/cycling loop which includes Highway 242, Main Street in Joggins, the Lower Cove Road and the Barronsfield Road.
“With this brochure we encourage both locals and visitors to travel the loop and take in the communities of River Hebert, Joggins, Lower Cove, Minudie and Barronsfield,” Minudie Association president Sharon Gould said in a news release. “This area has a rich history, in regard to both culture and nature and we want people to experience it all, not miss any of it.”
The free brochure, available at the Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centre at the entrance to the province in Fort Lawrence and other Cumberland County locations, contains a map which leads visitors around the loop and identifies 18 heritage attractions to take in along the way, including the anchor sites of the Heritage Models Museum, Joggins Fossil Centre, UNESCO World Heritage Site and Minudie School Museum and two churches.
Local businesses are also listed for the visitors’ convenience.
The “loop” brochure is also available on the Joggins Fossil Institute’s website https://jogginsfossilcliffs.net/blog/2019-06-12-tour-the-loop-brochure
“We are so pleased to partner with our sister sites on this project,” said Norma Shaw, manager of the Heritage Models Museum. “It’s a great way to share resources and involve the whole area.”
The Minudie School Museum, St. Denis Church and Universalist Church are open for the months of July and August.
The Heritage Models Museum is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until Sept. 1 and the Joggins Fossil Centre is open every day until Oct. 31.