1821 Murray Manor


Ideally   situated   at   the   corner   of   Main   and   Forest Streets,     one     block     uphill     from     the     Yarmouth International   Ferry   Terminal,   the   historic   Murray Manor    Art    &    Culture    House    is    a    destination    for many reasons. Food    aficionados    can    step    up    to    the    French Crêperie    window    to    order    warm    and    flavourful sweet   or   savoury   crêpes,   complemented   by   our exclusive    blend    coffee.    Specialty    sorbets    and homemade   ice   cream   are   also   lovingly   prepared on    site.    Enjoy    these    in    our    garden    setting,    or while exploring our statuary haven.   Art     lovers     are     invited     to     tour     our     Gallery     - featuring    unique    work    of    the    most    renowned regional       artists       that       encompasses       several mediums.   Talent   from   the   fundamental   cultures of   southwestern   Nova   Scotia   -   Mi’kmaq,   Acadian and English - is strongly represented. Historians    will    appreciate    the    Regency    Gothic architecture   of   this   heritage   home,   built   in1821 for   Dr.   Joseph   Bond,   Yarmouth's   first   doctor.   The kneeling    (or    prayer)    windows    are    particularly noteworthy.   The   property   is   encircled   by   a   thick hedge and sturdy stonewalls. We    encourage    the    sharing    and    appreciation    of fine   art   in   addition   to   providing   assistance   with personal    growth.    Art    classes,    cultural    events, workshops   and   many   other   exciting   happenings are planned for the future. The    Murray    Manor    Art    &    Culture    House    was founded    by    Vera    Saeme,    an    art    historian    and alumna   of   the   Florida   International   University   in Miami. Vera   has   lived   in   fourteen   countries,   speaks   six languages   and   has   collected   art   for   the   past   40 years.      She   utilizes   her   international   experience and   network   to   promote   artists   of   the   region   and to    make    Nova    Scotia    a    destination    for    art    and tourism.    In    addition    to    her    art    education,    Vera has   completed   a   number   of   continuing   education courses,   including   Museum   Studies,   Curating   and Art     as     Global     Business     at     the     Sotheby’s     Art Institute. Our    hope    for    the    Murray    Manor    Art    &    Culture House    is    that    all    who    visit    will    be    enriched    by their experience.