Jackson, who came on board a couple of weeks ago, says she would like to initially let the centre “be known.”
“It is the best kept secret,” she says. “Half the town has not seen this museum. So that’s the purpose of the open house.”
She says the not-for-profit centre needs exposure, and she would like it to be known not just in Liverpool but also Halifax and elsewhere in Nova Scotia.
Part of Jackson’s plan to put the museum and cultural centre on the map involves putting arrows up to direct people to the Church Street location.
“It is probably the only one like it certainly in the Maritimes,” says Jackson of the centre, which houses a number of collections, including a wildlife museum.
Jackson emphasizes how unique it is to be able to find such collections in a former school.
As for the Rossignol Cultural Centre’s future, Jackson says she is working hard to put the museum on the map, bring tourists in and plan events.
For the time being, Jackson says she is eager to find volunteers to help run the museum. Responsibilities would include, among other things, greeting people and providing information.
The open house is slated to run from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday. Jackson says Judi Cleveland, a local singer, will be there entertaining both days. There will also be a barbecue.
Junior and high school students’ art will be on display as well.
The centre will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it will be open on holiday Mondays at the same time. A seasonal museum, the building will close for the winter in mid October.
To find out more about the Rossignol Cultural Centre, visit www.rossignolculturalcentre.com or call 902-354-3067.