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.
For information about events contact the museum at 902-667-2561 or email@example.com
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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.
Wreaths for Warmth
In a normal year, we would have raised enough money from admission fees to cover our winter heating bill. This year, we're asking for your help! Purchase a 20" fresh Balsam fir wreath for $25.
Order before Nov. 14. Pick up Nov. 21 or 22. Call 902-667-2561 to order or PURCHASE ONLINE HERE.
Christmas at Grove Cottage
Sat. Nov. 21 and Sun. Nov. 22
Join the Cumberland Museum Society for a Victorian Christmas tea and artisan sale at beautiful Grove Cottage in Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Timed, ticketed entry will ensure you have lots of space to comfortably shop at the nine artisan tables located throughout the museum. End your visit with a holiday tea and sweets served by our costumed volunteers, included in the ticket price.
Reservations are required. To get your tickets, contact 902-667-2561 or PURCHASE ONLINE HERE
Handcrafted soap making workshops
Wednesday afternoons from 3-5 p.m., beginning Sept. 1 . Learn how to make lye soap the traditional way with essential oils and botanical ingredients. Ages 15+ $20/person. $15/member. Registration is required. Call 902-667-2561 or REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Beeswax candle dipping workshops Wednesday afternoons from 5-6 p.m., starting Sept. 2. $15/person. $11.75/member. Ages 8 and up. Registration is required. Call 902-667-2561 or REGISTER ONLINE HERE
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.
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.
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.Become a Member
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.
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