Closed until May 1 for renovations and exciting new exhibits!
For group visits and private tours, contact Rebecca Taylor at 
manager@cumberlandmuseumsociety.ca

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.

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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Can’t wait for the hustle and bustle of the gardening crew. 😊😊😊😊

And the first thing my eyes are drawn to in this beautiful picture is a piece of litter....☹

Beautiful

Today, on Vimy Ridge Day, we honour and remember the Nova Scotia Highlanders 85th Battalion.

In their daring attack, the 85th Battalion achieved the ultimate prize of taking Hill 145 where the Vimy monument now stands.

Their achievement came with a price. Casualties amounted to 47 killed, 122 wounded, and 3 missing.

For more about the contributions of the 85th Battalion at Vimy Ridge, visit www.unb.ca/initiatives/vimyridge/85th-battalion.html
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Today, on Vimy Ridge Day, we honour and remember the Nova Scotia Highlanders 85th Battalion. 

In their daring attack, the 85th Battalion achieved the ultimate prize of taking Hill 145 where the Vimy monument now stands. 

Their achievement came with a price. Casualties amounted to 47 killed, 122 wounded, and 3 missing.

For more about the contributions of the 85th Battalion at Vimy Ridge, visit https://www.unb.ca/initiatives/vimyridge/85th-battalion.html

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Found while out Metal Detecting in Port Greville. Would like to know who it once belonged to.

Today, Scotland celebrates #NationalUnicornDay

Ever wonder why Nova Scotia’s coat of arms has a unicorn on it? Find out the whole story here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/provincial-territorial-symbols-canada/nova-scotia.html

Association of Nova Scotia Museums
Council of Nova Scotia Archives

Volunteers needed! Can you help us out for just one day next week? (April 10-16)

We need a team of 4 volunteers to paint three rooms at the museum.

• Trim painters (no need to climb ladders)
• Wall painters (must be comfortable working on a ladder to paint at 12’ heights)
• Rollers working on floor with extension poles

Can you help? Send us a message or email Rebecca at manager@cumberlandmuseumsociety.ca
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Volunteers needed! Can you help us out for just one day next week? (April 10-16)

We need a team of 4 volunteers to paint three rooms at the museum.

• Trim painters (no need to climb ladders)
•  Wall painters (must be comfortable working on a ladder to paint at 12’ heights)
• Rollers working on floor with extension poles

Can you help? Send us a message or email Rebecca at manager@cumberlandmuseumsociety.ca
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