Wallace Honours "Spirit of the Museum"
The Wallace and Area Museum unveiled its latest display yesterday, but this time outside the building that holds the treasures. The new installation is a stone bench that goes to the heart of the museum and the community.
The bench is a memorial to the man who managed the museum for the past eighteen years. The inscription on the bench is addressed to, "David Dewar, The Spirit of the Wallace Museum from 1998 to 2016."
It was designed by Keith Elliott and crafted from sandstone cut from the Wallace Quarry. Wallace sandstone is famous throughout Nova Scotia as the building blocks of numerous heritage structures, including the province's legislature in Halifax.
The memorial was dedicated by the Remsheg Rug Hookers, a group that worked closely with the late Mr. Dewar, as the organization meets weekly at the museum.
The memorial was unveiled by Sonia Collis and Sharon Oakley to about 40 people who attended yesterday's ceremony.
Photo courtesy of Zella Perry.