Statue of Kentville research scientist Charles Eaves to be dedicated May 29

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[Kentville, NS]- A life-size bronze statue of the late research scientist Charles Eaves will be dedicated in Kentville (Nova Scotia) on May 29.

© (Photo: © Submitted to the Kings County Advertiser) Sculptor Ruth Abernethy works on the bronze statue that has been deemed Dr. Apple. It is a portrait of the late Charles Eaves.
© (Photo: © Submitted to the Kings County Advertiser) Sculptor Ruth Abernethy works on the bronze statue that has been deemed Dr. Apple. It is a portrait of the late Charles Eaves.
Eaves, who worked at the Kentville Research Station for many years, has been depicted by renowned Canadian sculptor Ruth Abernethy. The statue is being donated to the town by his son, Dr. Allen Eaves.

It will be unveiled in the little park opposite the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre on Main Street, which has just been renamed Eaves Hollow.

A British native, Eaves was involved in controlled atmosphere storage for apples. His research extended the storage life of fruit, which allowed for more effective and efficient international shipping.

Eaves’ methodology has been adopted by apple producers from around the world. It was carried out in the late 1950s and 1960s.

The statue features Eaves’ likeness, an apple barrel and stacked apple cartons panels detailing information on fruit production in Nova Scotia.

The unveiling is set for 3:30 p.m.

In 2013, Wolfville received the first bronze statue in the area, which commemorates T.T. Vernon Smith (1824-1887). Also created by Abernethy, it stands in Waterfront Park and is titled Work at the Trestle.

Both works are gifts from Dr. Allen Eaves, a Kings County native who lives in British Columbia, in memory of his father and grandfather.

Kings County Advertiser

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