The museum will be closed for interior renovations from Feb. 28 to Mar. 8
Our regular winter hours are:
Tuesday - Saturday  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For group visits and private tours, contact Rebecca Taylor 

at manager@cumberlandmuseumsociety.ca

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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The museum will be closed from Sunday Feb. 28 to Monday Mar. 8 while some of us take a little break and others get to work on some interior upgrades.

Regular winter hours will resume on Tuesday Mar. 9. (Tues-Sat 10-6)
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The museum will be closed from Sunday Feb. 28 to Monday Mar. 8 while some of us take a little break and others get to work on some interior upgrades.

Regular winter hours will resume on Tuesday Mar. 9. (Tues-Sat 10-6)

Your museum has planned a great line up of March Break activities for all ages. Visit our eventbrite page for details and to reserve your space: cumberlandmuseumsociety.eventbrite.com/

(Limited spaces available, so register early!)

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Town of Amherst, and the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation.

We are a proud member of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums
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Your museum has planned a great line up of March Break activities for all ages. Visit our eventbrite page for details and to reserve your space: http://cumberlandmuseumsociety.eventbrite.com/

(Limited spaces available, so register early!)

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Town of Amherst, and the John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation.

We are a proud member of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums

Throwback Thursday: can you guess what year this photo was in the paper? (Scroll down for answer)
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It was 1986! Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister, John Buchanan was Premier, dinosaur fossils were discovered near Parrsboro, and our museum was just five years old.
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Throwback Thursday: can you guess what year this photo was in the paper? (Scroll down for answer)
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It was 1986! Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister, John Buchanan was Premier, dinosaur fossils were discovered near Parrsboro, and our museum was just five years old.

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1985

I worked with Trudy and Kim at the museum between 1988-1993 so I think it's somewhere in that range.

Looks like sometime in the late 80's to early 90's, according to the hair lol

Definitely in the 80s!!

I’d say ‘84 by the hair

81-82

I would say 89

84

Kim Jones

84

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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.