WHHS Museum

The West Hants Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts and historical information related to Hants County, Nova Scotia. We display the cultural history of one of Nova Scotia's oldest communities; household, industrial and shipping technologies of a bygone era. We also hold an extensive library and archives of Nova Scotia and Hants County, as well as providing genealogies of many local families.

In early 1991 the old Methodist church on King Street in Windsor was acquired by the WHHS. The society now owns over 1,000 artifacts (read more about our society on our About Us page).

Current Exhibitions 2016 (details pending)

  • Land of the Acadians
  • A Mi'kmaq Tradition
  • The Great Fire (Windsor, 1897)
  • A Cut Above the Rest
  • A Fort on the Hill
  • Let's Set Sail
  • Game On!
  • Let There Be Music
  • A Country Kitchen
  • A Stitch in Time
  • Come Party in our Parlor
  • Children at Play
  • School Daze
  • Court is in Session
  • Farmers: Outstanding in Their Field
  • The Doctor Will See You
  • Mystery Items
  • A Fighting Past
  • World War One in Windsor

Fees & Facilities

Our Museum charges no entrance fee, but we gratefully accept donations at the door.
  • Entrance Fee by Donation
  • Parking Available (Limited)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bus Tours Welcome (please call in advance to arrange)
  • Educational tours available (please call in advance to arrange)
  • Closed during winter months.

Educational Programming

The WHHS encourages local schools, day camps and other organizations to visit the museum. Our program includes a guided tour as well as special activities. The museum is available for these tours from June through to August. If you would like to plan a visit, please feel free to contact us!