Register now for Heritage Camp!

Our third camp of the summer will be taking place August 2nd to 16th at the museum. All kids ages 9-14 are welcome!

Join us for a trip back in time as we play old-fashioned games, create traditional toys and crafts, make ice cream, bake bread, and churn butter!

Click on the link below to download the registration form. Filled out forms can be emailed to cumbmuseum@gmail.ca or dropped-off at the museum during our regular hours.

Camp Registration

Summer Day Camps!
This summer, the museum will be hosting four day camps for ages 9-14. 

July 12-16
Adventures in Nature is a nature camp where campers can explore the outdoors, find insects, learn about dinosaurs and space, discover the mysteries of the oceans, and make seed bombs!

July 19-23
Paper, Scissors, Clay is an art camp for campers to let their imagination soar with a week of printmaking, sculpture, painting, puppet making, and magazine publishing.

August 2-6
Time Travel to 1821 will take campers back in time where they will play old-fashioned games, create traditional toys and crafts, make ice cream, bake bread, churn butter, and spin wool!

August 9-13
Full STEAM Ahead is our last camp of the summer where campers will get hands-on and explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Campers will get the opportunity to create inventions, solve mysteries, and generate electricity!

Each camp is $100 for the full week or $25 per day. To register, fill out the attached form and either email it to cumbmuseum@gmail.com or drop it off at the museum during our regular hours.

Summer Day Camp Registration Form

Nova Scotia Backyard Kitchen Party

Every Sunday afternoon from 2-5pm join us at the museum for some live music and traditional food cooked in our brand new outdoor wood-fired oven.

There will also be a Farmer's Market where you can stock up on all sorts of local goods!

These events will begin on July 18th and run until October 10th

Vendor registration form register here

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.

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.

Become a Member

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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