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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.

What we do

We offer a top-notch genealogy research library, a seasonal museum full of local interest, and the oldest blockhouse in Canada at Fort Edward.

GENEALOGY

Large library of resources. Family and community histories, photos, maps, and so much more.

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Museum

Cultural history of Hants County. Household, industrial & shipping technologies of a bygone era.

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Gallery

Fort Edward

At the National Historic Site of Fort Edward, the blockhouse is the oldest surviving structure of its kind in Canada.

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Gift Shop

We offer a small gift shop in our Museum that includes many local historic publications.

COMING SOON

About

We are a small but mighty group of volunteers.

The West Hants Historical Society is based in Windsor, Nova Scotia, at 281 King Street. Our very first meeting was held in 1973, and we continue to collect, record and preserve the history of Hants County and adjacent areas, and to promote the restoration and preservation of Fort Edward.

Articles

Summertime Successes

September 5, 2018

This summer, as mentioned by many, has been the busiest yet. I feel as though the museum has turned a corner; there is a much stronger, much more prominent community presence. We held more events than previous seasons and had record numbers in attendance each time. We branched out in both advertising and community participation. …

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History Hidden Away

August 29, 2018

Here at the museum we are always happy to receive new items to be added to our displays. The days when people bring in their old family heirlooms or artefacts found hidden away in an attic have to be some of my favourites. I love getting to learn about the things that were once so …

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Putting a Name to a Face: Our Third Challenge

August 23, 2018

Our next challenge in this project revolves around the photo of three young women, happily sitting on a bench with linked arms. It should be noted that this photo was found among a collection pertaining to a Katherine Anslow, so the women pictured could have a connection to her. The Anslow name is from this …

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So Long, Farewell!

August 22, 2018

The countdown is on. The museum’s summer season is coming to a close, which means that us summer students are packing up their things to jump into fall. We’ve had a great time, and I was able to meet some new people as well as learn more about those I already knew. Co-workers are always …

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Museum Hours:

Spring & Fall Wednesdays 10-3
Summer Tuesday-Saturday 9-5
Winter Closed.
Please inquire for special events or tours.

FIND US
281 King Street
PO Box 2335
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
+1 902-798-4706
info@westhantshistoricalsociety.ca
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