Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life
Visit our museum, featuring the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery and the Marguerite Gallant Collection.
The museum showcases hundreds of antiquities reflecting daily life during the settlement of Chéticamp. Prominent in the exhibits are examples of tools and demonstrations of techniques used by the world-renown Chéticamp rug hookers.
Our gallery showcases some of the finest work by local craftspeople, from traditional antiques to contemporary hooked rugs.
Open May to October and other times by appointment.
Welcome to group tours.
For information, contact us at (902) 224-2642.
Canadian Centennial Hooked rug by Elizabeth LeFort, 1967.
3.2m x 2m / 68 square feet.
On display in the museum of Hooked Rug and Home Life
United States Presidential History by Elizabeth LeFort, 1959.
390 colours were needed, 7 miles of yarn were used.
The rug took 6 months in the making and 1,700,000 loops were hooked.
The rug displays 34 presidents and 2 seals.