The museum is now open to the public from 
Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Face masks must be worn inside the museum. 
Social distancing measures will be in place for your comfort and safety. 

Upcoming Events

For information about events contact the museum at 902-667-2561 or cumbmuseum@gmail.com
Follow our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/CumberlandMuseumSocietyAmherstNS

Night of Mystery: "Murder at the Juice Joint"
Thursday, October 29, 7-10 p.m.

Step back in time to a Roaring 20s speakeasy run by Rosie Marie where a medley of characters will make for a memorable night of intrigue and mystery. One of the guests is on another's hit list, and no one is safe from the consequences! 

Buy a ticket and we'll send you a "character description". Come dressed in style and interact with the other characters to figure out whodunnit. Registration is required. $15 per person, must be 19+
Call 902-667-2561 or PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE  

Sunday Farmer's Market and Music at the Museum
Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. until the end of October

Come on out to Grove Cottage for live music and an outdoor farmers market. Great family gathering! Free admission to museum. Cafe will be open serving chili, soup, coffee and tea. Donations welcome. Please bring your own lawn chair. Physical distancing measures are in effect.

Leave a legacy

One of the most important decisions of your lifetime is the impact you wish to make through your will or other estate plans. The Cumberland Museum Society gratefully accepts bequests. Call us to discuss planned giving.

Archives

The Cumberland County Museum and Archives collects, preserves, and makes available to the public records which pertain to Cumberland County and the surrounding area.

These records are of archival value and are collected through private and public sector sources.

A research room is open to the public for genealogy searches. Information is available on hundreds of local families.

Membership

Building and maintaining an active, energetic membership works to establish the Cumberland Museum Society as an essential well recognized, respected, and broadly valued community resource.

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This week at Grove Cottage:

Wednesday, Oct. 28
3-5 p.m. Soap Making Workshop
6:30 p.m. Candle Dipping Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 29
7-10 p.m. Night of Mystery: Murder at the Juice Joint (19+)

Saturday, Oct. 31
3-6 p.m. Trail of Treats (for little ghouls and goblins)

Cumberland County Museum & Archives
150 Church St. Amherst NS
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This week at Grove Cottage:

Wednesday, Oct. 28
3-5 p.m. Soap Making Workshop
6:30 p.m. Candle Dipping Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 29
7-10 p.m. Night of Mystery: Murder at the Juice Joint (19+)

Saturday, Oct. 31
3-6 p.m. Trail of Treats (for little ghouls and goblins)

Cumberland County Museum & Archives
150 Church St. Amherst NS

Timeline PhotosFor those of you who are looking for some factual information regarding Mi’kmaw history and the Treaties, Our Archivist has written a brief historical perspective of the relationship between Mi’kmaq, Settlers, and the fisheries. There is a lot of misinformation and hearsay floating around out there so we’re hoping this will help clarify things a bit and offer a different perspective on things—and show how valuable primary source documents (and archives) can be for understanding our past. The write up is now available on our website—check it out!

The image you see here is an oil painting, attributed to John Poad Drake ca. 1835. As you can see, Mi’kmaq are trading fish in the foreground and a Mi’kmaq canoe is depicted to the left of the image. Poad painted a busy setting along the shores near the heart of Halifax, suggesting that Mi’kmaq were historically a part of daily trade with the Settlers, particularly with regards to the fishery.
Source: National Gallery of Canada (acc no. 9978)

colchesterhistoreum.ca/archives/the-relationship-between-the-mikmaw-people-and-the-fisheries-a-hi...
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Sunday afternoon music and market at the museum tomorrow 1-4 pm. The ever popular Drew Polegato will join us for our last market. Pick a pumpkin and make a donation to the food bank. Stock up on baked goods and start your Christmas shopping. Check out our gift shop too! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday afternoon music and market at the museum tomorrow 1-4 pm. The ever popular Drew Polegato will join us for our last market. Pick a pumpkin and make a donation to the food bank. Stock up on baked goods and start your Christmas shopping. Check out our gift shop too!

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Michel Poirier we should check it out tomorrow and get more pumpkins.

Unfortunately I am unable to attend with my Baking today but I have enjoyed meeting some fantastic folks and look forward to returning for the Museums 2021 Market Season 🙂 In the mean time feel free to message me with any orders for fresh Bread Rolls Tarts Pies Cookies Fudge and more 😋 I deliver to Amherst a couple times a week Thank you .... Stephanie

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Cumberland County
Museum & Archives

Cumberland County Museum and Archives is housed in Grove Cottage (c 1838), which was the family home of Senator R.B. Dickey, one of Amherst’s four Fathers of Canadian Confederation, who also include Sir Charles Tupper, E.B. Chandler and Jonathan McCully.

The museum presents the natural and human history of Cumberland County with emphasis on its industrial and social history up to the early 20th century. Visitors can explore an art gallery, a collection of genealogy material, and a research room. An extensive archives is also maintained. 
 
Grove Cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens for our visitors to enjoy. We invite you to take part in a variety activities including exhibits, programs, special events with historic themes and a gift shop.

Cumberland County Museum and Archives is located in Amherst, Nova Scotia, in the Northumberland Shore region. We are a member of the Cumberland County Heritage Network Society which consists of approximately 20 arts, cultural and heritage sites. Bus tours are welcome.