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The Cumberland County Museum and Archives first opened its doors in 1981 at Grove Cottage in the heart of Amherst. Grove Cottage was likely built in 1838, shortly after renowned Amherst resident, Robert Barry Dickey (1811-1903), purchased the 14-acre…

From the very first day it opened in 1874, to the day it closed 80 years later, the Balmoral Grist Mill was powered by a pair of hydraulic turbines. That is irrefutable. When the mill was renovated and converted to a museum, someone, for reasons…

In 1606, fourteen-year-old Charles de St-Étienne de LaTour came to Acadie with his sixteen-year-old cousin, Charles de Biencourt, whose father, Jean de Poutrincourt, had been granted the seigneurie of Port Royal. The boys spent a year at the…

Take a walk down University Avenue sometime. There’s one name you’ll notice that shows up on several buildings on the street: Killam. Starting at Dalhousie University, you’ll see the Killam Memorial Library looming on campus. Walk further down…

The Annapolis Heritage Society dates back to 1967 when a number of local residents organized under the name Historic Restoration Enterprises for the purpose of “acquiring for preservation and display to the general public fine examples of the…

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Historic Nova Scotia

Historic Nova Scotia is a free app that allows you to explore Nova Scotia’s rich history. Developed by a number of cultural heritage organizations in Nova Scotia, Historic Nova Scotia is a mobile application that provides an interpretive view of many aspects of the region’s history. Each point on the interactive GPS-enabled map includes historical information about the site along with historic images and other digital resources from Nova Scotia’s cultural heritage organizations. Read more About Us