Our organization began as The Amherst Township Historical Society, which was incorporated on March 21st, 1973. Our name later changed to Cumberland County Museum and Archives, and then Cumberland Museum Society, to better reflect our representation of and commitment to the people and culture of Cumberland County as a whole. The building that currently houses the Cumberland County Museum and Archives was purchased in 1980, and was formally opened to the public as a museum on September 1981.

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FALL 2021 FLOWER BULB SALE!!!

PLEASE CONTACT US AT cumbmuseum@gmail.com TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

Crocuses, Hyacinths, Tulips - Many sizes and varieties!  Mixed packages of 45 bulbs also available!  Price list and pictures coming very soon!

Pickup your orders beginning October 16th

     Ice Follies Daffodils                             Abba Double Early Tulips                         Large Crocus Bulbs                     White Magic Muscari Hyacinth 

     Snowdrop Bulbs 

5 Large Mixed Hyacinth - $12.50                               45 Bulb Package - $55
5 Rainbow Mix Tulips - $7.50                                     - 5 Snowdrops
5 Secret Perfume Tulips - $9.00                               - 10 Mixed Colour Crocus Bulbs
5 Bridal Crown Daffodil - $7.15                                 - 10 Purple Muscari Grape Hyacinth Bulbs
5 White Magic Muscari Hyacinth - $14.50              - 5 Double Mix Daffodil Bulbs
5 Large Crocus - $7.15                                               - 5 Ice Follies Daffodil Bulbs
                                                                                        - 5 Mango Charm Tulip Bulbs
                                                                                        - 5 Abba Double Early Tulip Bulbs

  Mango Charm Tulips 

Purple Muscari Grape Hyacinths           Rainbow Mix Tulips               Mixed Hyacinth                Mixed Colour Crocus

Secret Perfume Tulips

  Double Mix Daffodils                 Bridal Crown Daffodil

Cumberland County Museum & 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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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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We are getting questions regarding weather conditions during Prom photo sessions at the museum. You can certainly rebook to Thursday, which is supposed to be sunny all day.

Please, give us a call if you are canceling for tonight or tomorrow. 902-667-2561. We have volunteers preparing for your arrival and they would like to know if you are not coming.
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Please join us for a garden work party at the museum tomorrow from 9-2!

We're getting the gardens ready for Monday's prom photos, and our team of volunteers is trying their best to get it done in time. But time is running out!

Friday June 18, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
150 Church St. Amherst NS

We'll put you to work planting flowers, edging garden beds, and weeding. Please bring a pair of gloves and something to kneel on. If you want to bring your own garden tools, that's great too!
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Please join us for a garden work party at the museum tomorrow from 9-2!

Were getting the gardens ready for Mondays prom photos, and our team of volunteers is trying their best to get it done in time. But time is running out!

Friday June 18, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
150 Church St. Amherst NS 

Well put you to work planting flowers, edging garden beds, and weeding. Please bring a pair of gloves and something to kneel on. If you want to bring your own garden tools, thats great too!Image attachmentImage attachment

Outdoor wood fired oven update:
Gordon Goodwin inspects the delivery of concrete blocks for the oven’s base, generously donated by Casey Concrete here in Amherst.
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Outdoor wood fired oven update: 
Gordon Goodwin inspects the delivery of concrete blocks for the oven’s base, generously donated by Casey Concrete here in Amherst.

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VOTING NOW OPEN in the Town of Amherst's "A Fresh Start" grant program. (The museum is one of five finalists!)

Watch the pitch videos here: tinyurl.com/AFreshStart2021 and then go here to vote: forms.gle/vjngT7fFgbQ8oGzx9
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VOTING NOW OPEN in the Town of Amhersts A Fresh Start grant program.  (The museum is one of five finalists!)

Watch the pitch videos here: https://tinyurl.com/AFreshStart2021 and then go here to vote: https://forms.gle/vjngT7fFgbQ8oGzx9