February 15, 2019 | by: amandamisner

Heritage Day To Honour Maud Lewis

Most people in the province will be enjoying the upcoming long weekend…and this year Nova Scotia Heritage Day honours Maud Lewis.

Lewis has gained national and international acclaim for her playful, brightly coloured paintings depicting animals and outdoor scenes that she painted at her tiny house in Marshalltown from the ’40s to the ’70s.

Her paintings are enjoyed around the world and a couple even made it to the White House.

Also, The Nova Scotia Division of the Arthritis Society celebrated Heritage Day by launching a special stamp honouring  Maud Lewis.

The limited-edition stamp will available for purchase at the Arthritis Society (Halifax office) and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, while supply lasts.

Several museums are open on Heritage Day, Monday February 18th and offering programs. See the complete list.

Source: Nova Scotia.ca and The Arthritis Society

~Amanda