Did you know? The Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre at Creamery Square is ten years old!

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary this season, we also celebrate Maralyn Driver’s steadfast contribution to the Heritage Centre over the past decade. Maralyn has been our anchor, tireless in her devotion to all aspects of the complex tasks required to operate a busy museum.

Maralyn retired from her teaching career in Southern Ontario after 31 years, working with children from grades one to six. She developed curriculum at the Board level, conducted teacher workshops and courses in language and literature in the junior grades and was seconded to the Faculty of Education at Brock University for two years.

All prepared for the life of the retiree, Maralyn moved to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia in 2006 and volunteered with the North Shore Archives. In 2008 she joined the Heritage Centre Board, and has served there ever since. In order to upgrade her qualifications in museum studies, Maralyn completed several Association of Nova Scotia Museums workshops over the years.

For Maralyn, there is always a sense of excitement when spring rolls around and the Heritage Centre opens again for another season; just as there was the excitement of a new school year and a new group of children.

Kudos and a huge thank you, Maralyn, from the Board of Directors, volunteers and summer staff of the Heritage Centre!