Liverpool's Perkins House to be saved? Premier to make announcement tomorrow.


Published on April 22, 2017

Perkins House sitting empty and unrepaired after being closed for two years due to structural issues. The Premier is expected to make an announcement on Liverpool’s Historic Gem when he makes an announcement at the Queens County Museum tomorrow.

LIVERPOOL - It looks like the years of Perkins House sitting vacant and unrepaired may soon be over, at least if people vote Liberal in the upcoming election.

Premier Stephen McNeil and provincial Tourism Minister Mark Furey will be coming to Liverpool on Sunday to “make an important funding announcement” about a heritage property.

The announcement will be at the Queens County Museum, and most believe it will be funding to finally restore Perkins House, which has been closed since May, 2015.

Even though no election has been called yet, the premier has been making announcements all over the province, committing millions of dollars in funding for new projects.

So far, very little has been committed to Queens.

The Queens County Historical Society has been pressuring the province to do something about Perkins House since it suddenly closed due to structural problems.

Last year the premier said the province would provide funding to fix the structural problems – but a year later, nothing has been done.

Sources say tomorrow’s announcement will be “very good news” for Perkins House.

Perkins House was built in 1766, and is the oldest museum in Nova Scotia.

It was built by Simeon Perkins, merchant, judge and Member of the Assembly. Perkins was best known for the remarkable diary he kept, which chronicled colonial life in the area in the 1700’s.

The announcement will be made at 2:30, April 23, at the Queens County Museum.

The Queens County Historical Society will be on hand, along with staff of the Queens County Museum.