On the 3-4 November 1759, the Maritimes was struck by one of many storms that marked its history. It is comparable to the storm of 1711 and the gale of 1775 gale that killed around 2000 people. Those storms were so severe that they were epoch-marking, so much so that events are dated as "before" or "after" the big storm. The Storm of 1759 happened at the time when Acadians were still being deported - the
Welcome to the West Hants Historical Society! Based in Windsor, Nova Scotia, our Museum collects and preserves artifacts and historical information about Hants County. Our Genealogy Library houses a large variety of resources including family histories, school registers, graveyard inscriptions, and more. We are also proud to manage the national historic site of Fort Edward, the oldest surviving wooden blockhouse in Canada. Please join us!