West Hants Historical Society
Explore the rich history of West Hants, Nova Scotia and the surrounding areas in one of the Town of Windsor's fascinating gems.
By Taylor Amirault for the West Hants Historical Society In 1996, ground was torn away to construct a residential subdivision in Falmouth, Nova Scotia. When going to work that morning, the bulldozer, and backhoe drivers were not expecting what the day would bring them, which included over 200 human bones. Many individuals are familiar …Read More →
August 25, 2020 Cancellation of 2020 WHHS Heritage Banquet Dear Members and Patrons, The West Hants Historical Society has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual heritage banquet which, due to COVID, was postponed until September 26th. When I say, difficult, I’m speaking in terms of it being our main annual fundraiser, not in …Read More →
As an amazing summer season draws to a close we'd like to thank our members and patrons for your support through the challenging past few months. Saturday, August 29th 2020, will be the last full day that we will be open before we begin our Autumn Hours of Operation on Wednesday, September 2nd. Our autumn …Read More →
By Jessica Carver for the West Hants Historical Society Generally described as a grand old building, the Opera House was located on the corner of Gerrish Street and Grey Street. After the Great Fire of 1897 devastated the town of Windsor, efforts began to rebuild the town and its infrastructure. Many saw the fire as …Read More →