Muriel Palmer was a teacher for 35 years before retiring in 1994.

When she found herself with a little extra time on her hands, Muriel began volunteering at the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry.

“It's a place where I thought I could still be with the kids and teach,” says Muriel.

Muriel’s been helping out at the museum for two decades now and those who work alongside her say it just wouldn’t be the same without her smiling face.

“She's brought her skills as a science teacher here to help us with school programs or special events like March Break and leading group tours,” says Debra McNabb, museum director. “She's an ambassador for Pictou County and Nova Scotia as well.”

Museum officials say she is a delight to work with and they appreciate all her knowledge and enthusiasm.

“She is great at talking with people, she likes sharing her love of Pictou County and our provincial heritage here,” says volunteer coordinator Andrew Phillips.

Congratulations Muriel Palmer, our Maritimer of the Week!


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