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 firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped-off at the museum during our regular hours.
Summer Day Camps!
This summer, the museum will be hosting four day camps for ages 9-14.
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!
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.
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!
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 email@example.com or drop it off at the museum during our regular hours.
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
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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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.
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