West Hants Historical Society
Explore the rich history of West Hants, Nova Scotia, and its surrounding areas.
Come for a Visit
We offer a seasonal museum full of local interest.
Our Genealogy Archive is a large library of resources.
Plan your visit to this unique National Historic Site.
Household, industrial and shipping technologies of a bygone era. Visit our museum to see the cultural history of Hants County.
Military & Cultural
The West Hants Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts and historical information related to Hants County, Nova Scotia.
Local & Area Artifacts
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.
At the National Historic Site of Fort Edward, the wooden blockhouse is the oldest surviving structure of its kind in Canada.
Fort Edward Blockhouse
The Blockhouse is all that remains of historic Fort Edward, connecting present-day Windsor to the richness of Canadian history.
The historic earthworks of Fort Edward make for a relaxing afternoon of exploring, and a must-see addition to your visit to the area.
National Historic Site
Our Interpretive Centre is open July and August. Grounds are open year-round.
Can't make it in person? Browse our Virtual Collections on NovaMuse to learn about our past.
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What Our Visitors Say
Come enjoy our Museum, or do some family research in our Genealogy Room.
Become a Member
Be a part of your window to our past.
As a nonprofit, our Society depends on our volunteers and members like you.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are a small but mighty group of volunteers. If you have questions that aren’t answered on our website, please send a message and we’ll respond as soon as we can.
Admission to the Museum and to the Fort Edward Interpretive Centre is by donation. For our Genealogy Room, fees vary. Please check our Genealogy page for details.
Our hours of operation vary by season. Please check our Contact page for up-to-date details.
We welcome tour groups and special events for students and visitors to our area. Please contact us to arrange.