The Broken Ground - A History of Inverness Town
The storied history of Inverness is documented in a book authored and published in 1979 by resident teacher and historian Ned Mac Donald. "THE BROKEN GROUND - A History of Inverness Town" documents early emigration and settlement of the area and it's subsequent development from the years 1803 to 1954.
Resources supplied for information on the history of Inverness Town found on this web site are provided by kind permission of The Inverness Miner's Museum and curator Mr. Ned Mac Donald of Glenville, Inverness County.
What you see here is only a small sampling of the wealth of material and artifacts located at the museum on Lower Railway St. in Inverness.
This work has been updated. It has been renamed "Governed By The Whistle."
About the museum
Established in the former Canadian National Railway Station (1901), the Museum's purpose is to promote, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit history, heritage, and local culture to the community and visitors.
Extensive displays depict the underground miner, the miner's home, and street scenes with background murals, making the relationship with another era more vivid. Complemented with artifacts, paintings, drawings, photographs, A/V collection, archives, and gallery this site reflects both the pioneering and mining history of the community from 1803 to the mining eras of the 19th and 20th centuries. Museum Annex Art Gallery features a series of art shows, including costume and quilt exhibits.
The Inverness Miner's Museum is operated by the Inverness Historical Society
The museum is a registered provincial heritage site and is open to the public from June until September. You can learn more about the history of Inverness by visiting the museum and viewing the many artifacts on display and talking with the knowlegeable and friendly staff.
Hours of operation
The museum is open from 9:00am until 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday.