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Cumberland County Museum & Archives

Cumberland County Museum & Archives Our organization began as The Amherst Township Historical Society, which was incorporated on March 21st, 1973. Come check us out today!

Our name later changed to Cumberland County Museum and Archives, and then Cumberland Museum Society, to better reflect our representation of and commitment to the people and culture of Cumberland County as a whole. The building that currently houses the Cumberland County Museum and Archives was purchased in 1980, and was formally opened to the public on September 17, 1981. We are also a member of

Our name later changed to Cumberland County Museum and Archives, and then Cumberland Museum Society, to better reflect our representation of and commitment to the people and culture of Cumberland County as a whole. The building that currently houses the Cumberland County Museum and Archives was purchased in 1980, and was formally opened to the public on September 17, 1981. We are also a member of

Operating as usual

07/21/2011

Thank you to everyone who has liked our page so far! We would just like to remind you of our upcoming trading post on Saturday, July 30th from 8:00am-12 noon. There are still tables available for $8.00 each.

At this yard sale, there will be a table of unique, "old" books. There is sure to be something for everyone! Hope to see you there!

Second Annual Old Fashioned County Fair
07/05/2011

Second Annual Old Fashioned County Fair

07/05/2011

We hope everyone had a wonderful time at out second annual Old Fashioned County Fair! The event was a great success. Thank you to all of the sponsoring partners, entertainers, volunteers, and attendees who came out to support this event. We hope to see you all again next year!

Please browse our photo collection of the fair!

Keep an eye out for upcoming events at the museum.

07/01/2011

Like to send a Thank you to Andrew Wagstaff and the Citizen for the wonderful story on the Cumberland County's Tastiest Pie Contest
For anyone still wishing to enter...JUST BRING YOUR PIE TO THE OLD FASHIONED COUNTY FAIR BY 2PM - JUDGING @ 2:30- ADMISSION FREE!!!!

07/01/2011

Only One More Day ...GOING TO BE A GREAT TIME...EMILY RIPLEY FROM CKDH RADIO WILL BE IN THE DUNK TANK FROM 2-2:30...COME HELP US DUNK HER

06/30/2011

ONLY TWO MORE DAYS UNTIL THE OLD FASHIONED COUNTY FAIR! Hope to see you all there!

06/29/2011

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE OLD FASHIONED COUNTY FAIR! Come out and play games, win prizes, have a barbeque, and listen to some great musicians! You will also have the chance to dunk our summer student, Brandi Waye in the dunk tank! Hope to see you there!

06/28/2011

would like to thank their sponsoring partners for the Old Fashioned County Fair:

Town of Amherst
Amherst Sobeys
Amherst Superstore
Dayle’s Department Store
Harrison’s Home Hardware
Shur-Gain Feeds 'n' Needs
Cumberland YMCA
Acadian Printing
Bargain Bennie’s Furniture & Appliances
Kent Building Supplies
Carter’s Sports Cresting Ltd.
Canadian Tire
Jungle Jim’s Amherst

06/28/2011

4 days left until the second annual Old Fashioned County Fair here at the Cumberland County Museum and Archives! Hope to see you there!

World War II Reenactment Weekend
06/25/2011

World War II Reenactment Weekend

06/25/2011

Only 7 days until our second annual Old Fashioned County Fair! There will be plenty of activities for the whole family! There are still spaces available in the CUMBERLAND COUNTY TASTIEST PIE CONTEST! Sign up today by calling 667-2561.

Hope to see you all next weekend!

06/21/2011

Old Fashioned County Fair
Saturday, July 2nd - 12noon-5pm
Outdoor Family Games, Games of Chance, Dunk Tank, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Local Entertainment, BBQ, Humorous Outdoors Play, Cumberland County’s Tastiest Pie Contest and so much more ...
For more information call 667-2561

05/24/2011

We've got plenty of plants left from our Annual Plant Sale last Saturday. If you missed it, don't worry - we'll be selling the rest at our Trading Post this Saturday, May 28th, from 8 am - 12 noon! Hope to see you there!

05/17/2011

We thank you for your support of the Cumberland County Museum and Archives - Please bear with us as we update our page with upcoming events and exhibits!

05/13/2011

We're finally on facebook! 'Like' our page to stay current on news, events, exhibitions, and workshops at the Museum!

Grove Cottage
05/13/2011

Grove Cottage

Address

150 Church St.
Amherst, NS
B4H 3C4

General information

We are open Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 12pm-5pm. We are closed on all statutory holidays and through the Christmas season. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family (two adults and their dependent children). Children under 16 are free. Membership is $15 per year (April through March) and provides access to the Museum and its public resources.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

902-667-2561

Products

The events and information at the Cumberland County Museum and Archives include but are not limited to: heritage, culture, arts, genealogy, research, family, census, marriages, births, deaths, cemeteries, obituaries, archives, tours, programs, field trips, seminars, workshops, meetings, gift shop, gardens, exhibits, maps, library, photographs, history, Mi'kmaq, fishing, hunting, Acadians, Les Acadiens, d**e, d**es, aboiteau, aboiteaux, marsh, farming, New Englanders, Planters, Yorkshire, Loyalists, Black Loyalists, quarry, stone, salt, Busy Amherst, Amherst Pianos, Amherst Boot and Shoe Company, Christie's Trunk and Luggage, Robb Engineering, Rhodes Curry Company, Amherst Printing Company, Malleable Iron Works, Amherst Mineral Water Company, Tennant's Beverages, Springhill Bottling Company, Internment Camp, Leon Trotsky, heritage buildings, heritage properties, artist, children, toys, rug hooking, Sir Charles Tupper, Robert Barry Dickey, Edward Barron Chandler, Jonathan McCully, Confederation, Canada, Forefathers, Bob's Barbershop, River Hebert High School, school, books, Hewson Knitting Factory, Amherst Woolen Mill, Maritime Pant Company, sewing, sewing machines, wool, cloth, clothes, clothing, dressmaking, textiles, St. Charles of Borromeo Church, St. Charles School, Richard H. Smith, B. B. Barnhill, Esther Cox, Great Amherst Mystery, Community Trading Post, Annual Plant Sale, Four Fathers Dinner, Mardi Gras Dinner, and more!

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There was a rumour with respect to the whereabouts of the desk and chair of one of Cumberland’s four fathers of Confederation - Dr. Sir Charles Tupper.

Today we had the pleasure of not only locating this invaluable artifact but being able to sit at the desk.

Thank you John and the other staff and volunteers of the Cumberland County Museum & Archives for an incredible experience.

Please take the time to visit this historic gem in your own backyard.
Cumberland County Museum is hosting a fall bulb sale. You can pre-order and pay now, then pickup your order mid-October. The bulbs can be planted any time after Halloween, up until the ground freezes. Your order will include a planting tip sheet which will give you the plant spacing and depth requirements for each bulb type.

Our 7-variety package of 45 bulbs for $55 includes:

1) 5 single snowdrop
2) 10 mixed colours snow crocus
3) 10 blue muscari, hyacinth
4) 5 double mix daffodil
5) 5 ice follies daffodil
6) 5 mango charm tulip
7) 5 abba double early tulip

We have just 20 of this 7-varity package, so you might want to get your orders in ASAP.

Next we have individual varieties that will make a statement in any garden. You could mix-and-match any number of these lovelies:

A) 5 bulbs- large crocus $7.15
B) 5 bulbs- white magic muscari, hyacinth $14.00
C) 5 bulbs- bridal crown daffodil $7.25
D) 5 bulbs- secret perfume tulip $9.00
E) 5 bulbs- rainbow mix tulip $7.50

Again, we have enough to fill 20 orders of each bulb type.

Lastly, we have:

F) 5 bulbs- large mixed hyacinth $12.00

And only enough to fill 10 orders of the beauties.

Get your orders in soon, you don't want to miss out.

Email: [email protected]
FALL FLOWER BULB SALE Details:

Quantities are very limited so get your orders in soon.

For fall 2021, we have 3 ways to buy:

1. 45 bulb packages (20 available, see below for details and pictures)

2. 5 bulb packages (20 available, various prices, scroll down for details and pics)

3. 5 bulb, large mixed hyacinths (10 available at $12.50 per package - last picture at the bottom)

1. 45 Bulb Packages - Each package costs $55 & contains:
5 Snowdrops
10 mixed colours snow crocus bulbs
10 purple muscari, grape hyacinth bulbs
5 double mix daffodil bulbs
5 Ice Follies daffodil bulbs
5 Mango Charm tulip bulbs
5 Abba double early tulip bulbs

2. 5 Bulb Packages:
5 bulbs large crocus $ 7.15

5 bulbs White Magic muscari, hyacinths $14.25

5 bulbs Bridal Crown daffodil $ 7.15

5 bulbs Secret Perfume tulip $ 9.00

5 bulbs Rainbow mix tulip $ 7.50

5 bulbs large mixed hyacinth $12.50 - Only 10 orders available!!!

Payment in advance by e-transfer (to [email protected]) or by cash, debit or credit on the date of pickup. Pickup date Oct. 16th or Monday to Friday, 9-4:30 beginning Oct. 18th.
FALL FLOWER BULB SALE!!! We have a variety of bulbs for sale - pictures coming soon. Please email [email protected] for more details or to place your order.
Doors Open for Churches: St George's Anglican Church, Parrsboro (216 Main St)
There is a brief history of the development of the parish and its buildings at https://parrsboroanglicans.com/about-st-georges/ .

Cumberland County Museum & Archives Cumberland Museum Society Parrsboro Anglicans Town of Parrsboro
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I would like to send out a big THANK YOU to the museum and all the volunteers who made the night so special for my grandaughter Jaya Lynds on her prom night you guys did a fantastic job.
ART EXTRAVAGANZA | Ben & Tracy Pitman
Tomorrow, Friday, November 29, 6–9pm at Shari Mallinson Gallery,
127 Victoria St. E.,Amherst, NS
A one night only art extravaganza —. Ben will be showcasing new original watercolours — Tracy will have her new one of a kind acrylics on display.
Cash bar. All proceeds to the Cumberland County Museum & Archives 19+ event. No minors. More at Ben and Tracy Pitman Art Show.
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Hello,I am looking for any information on the McFarlane family that lived in Amherst.John and Margaret Mcfarlane were the parents of my late husband Henry James McFarlane.Arthur and Robert were brothers of Henry.Hopefully someone can help me in my search,thanks.
Congratulations on a successful Multicultural Dinner! Thanks to those who attended and especially to those who cooked.
I would like to invite the Cumberland County Museum and Archives to visit my historic amherst website : Vintage Amherst

Its been alot of fun running it - alot of great stories and wonderful pictures. I hope to pass them on to you folks, and I would like to contact someone about volunteering.
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone here knows how I can get in touch with Barbara Thompson.

Thank you,
Alan Hunt
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