first_imgVisitors to the Museum of Industry in Stellarton will celebrate cars during March Break week, from today, March 12 to Saturday. Hot Cars, Fast Wheels, offers hands-on fun to families as they learn about cars and their special connection to the province’s history, including the centennial of the Mackay car, produced in Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia’s museums make life better for families in every part of the province by encouraging life-long learning through fun and interactive programs and exhibits,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister David Wilson. “Thanks to a collaboration with the Pictou County Antique Car Club the Museum of Industry is opening a window on an important part of our industrial heritage when Nova Scotians were experimenting with automobile production.” The 100th birthday of the Mackay car will be celebrated Saturday with special treats and activities throughout the day. The museum’s full-scale model of the car will be a centerpiece. “Since the McKay car was the first mass-produced car in the Maritimes, we were excited to participate with the restoration because it followed our mandate to preserve and restore antique cars,” said Bruce Rogers, chairman of the project for the Pictou County Antique Car Club. Other activities during the week include building a race car with Lego and competing on a suspended race track, a chance to get up close to a NASCAR stock car and the opportunity for children five and younger to get their own driver’s licence and drive down a simulated city street, complete with a gas station, drive-thru restaurant and post office. The museum’s regular exhibits will be open during the week and include a chocolate assembly line and a children’s train. More information about programs at the Museum of Industry is available at http://museum.gov.ns.ca/moi/en/home/default.aspx or by calling 902-755-5425.last_img read more