We are partcipating in the KHHS  Virtual Fibre Arts Exhibit

The Kings Historical Society acknowledges that we are located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral lands and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  We acknowledge the treaties of peace and friendship, and we thank the Mi’kmaw nation for their generosity in sharing their homeland with us. 

Welcome to  the  website of  Nova Scotia’s Kings County Museum.

 We are pleased to showcase our museum and the work being done by the Kings Historical Society, who own and operate the museum. Welcome and enjoy!

The Kings Historical Society Board of Directors (operators of the Kings County Museum) has made the decision to keep the museum closed until August 31, 2020. We will re evaluate the situation on July 21, 2020.
Please know that this was a difficult decision and came after careful fact checking, consultation, and evaluation. Our decision was made based on our concern for the safety of you, our friends and supporters and of the staff working in the museum. Please know that our staff is busy behind the scenes working on a backlog of accessions, collective access and collections reorganization. Soon we will be sharing some of the collective access work that has been done on our Facebook and web pages. We have interesting and exciting stories to tell. We are also working with other Kings and Hants County Museums to bring a virtual fibre arts exhibit entitled “Common Threads” to you. Our launch will be July 5th, 2020 and you will find the exhibit on the Kings Hants Heritage Connection Facebook page. We do look forward to opening our doors for the fall season if possible. Until then we will stay in touch through e-mail, social media and our website. You can contact us at info@kingscountymuseum.ca or 902-678-6237 from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Our researchers are available to take your family and community history queries at genealogy@kingscountymuseum.ca .

Our Doors are still Closed BUT!


Our staff  our now  working  in their offices 9am-4pm Mon-Fri.

Our genealogy archive is open for online requests.


Please join our social media channels where we continue to share updates and stories. If you are have questions about specific events, please contact us directly.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Nova Scotia’s response, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

NEW! Phil Volger’s Roots Web This site is a compilation of newspaper articles, images, documents and many other forms of historical data relating mainly to the Bay of Fundy and the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. Appreciate the information gathered on Roots Web? Please consider donating to the Kings County Museum.

Volunteer Position Available

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Property Online (POL) is an internet browser application that provides online access to land ownership and related information collected through the province’s Land Registration Offices and other sources. 

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    Burial Grounds Care Society Meetings
    2nd Tuesday of each month. Please ring side door bell.

    Community and Family History Meeting 

    Kings Historical Society  In our historic courtroom (upstairs) next meeting “Musings of a County Museum Curator” with Bria Stokesbury. Date to be announced

  • Shop

    Our online shop is now closed for the season. Re-opening in April of 2020
    Visit our shop to buy books on Kings County history, geneaological CDs and tickets to our workshops and concerts
    Visit now!

  • Latest news

    You can read more about the work of our conservator, Kelly Bourassa, on his blog Kelly’s Conservation Corner

  • Exhibits

    Visit our exhibits page to learn more about our permanent exhibits, and also find out what special exhibits we have on at the museum at the moment.
    Take a look!

History studies not just facts and institutions, it's real subject is the human spirit