Category: History of Geology

  • GeoHeritage Maps

    GeoHeritage Maps

    A project to conserve and clean a series of geoheritage maps at the Nova Scotia Museum is underway. This geoheritage project is supported by the Atlantic Geoscience Society in 2023. The maps date back to the 1870s and were exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Nearly a dozen maps from the exhibition are…

  • Lyell’s Travels in Nova Scotia

    Lyell’s Travels in Nova Scotia

    On July 18, 1842, Charles Lyell, and his wife Mary Horner Lyell, arrived in Nova Scotia for one month of travel and study of the region’s geology. The trip is well documented in the second volume of Lyell’s Travels in North America, published in 1845. In 2019, the University of Edinburgh purchased the 261 research…