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

  • 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!

Photo Gallery

Not sure what to expect from a visit? These photos will give you a brief glance at some of our current exhibition. If you'd like to plan a visit, please remember to check our seasonal hours of operation, or contact us directly to arrange a private or school visit.

Ways you can help

Membership includes unlimited access to the museum and genealogy library, reduced photocopy charges, and a periodic newsletter. Please consider joining us to show your support for our organization.

Become a Member

Your membership fees allow us to continue to offer our programs to you and our community. Individual, family, and corporate memberships available.

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Donate

One-time and monthly money contributions are gratefully accepted. Your donations are eligible for a tax receipt, and will help keep us operating.

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Volunteer

Get involved! Volunteers are the backbone (as well as the heart and soul) of our organization. Take a look at our Volunteer page for our current needs and our signup form.

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Donate to archives

Have a family heirloom or other item that you feel should be included in our collections? Although we can't accept everything, we'd be happy to discuss your item or collection. Please click here.

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