Hours of Operation

Tuesday Open 9am-4pm
Wednesday Open 9am-4pm
Thursday Open 9am-4pm
Friday Open 9am-4pm
Saturday Open 9am-4pm

Location and Contact

The Kings County Museum
37 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 2E2

Phone: (902) 678-6237
e-mail: info@kingscountymuseum.ca

Upcoming Events


The websites on this page contain a wealth of fascinating information which will be of interest to genealogists and local historians. This is by no means a definitive list and suggestions for additional links are welcome.

The Kings Historical Society takes no responsibility for the content of external websites. External websites open in a new window.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS donated to the museum

When, in 2006, well-known local researcher and historian Leon Barron, passed away he left a large archival collection containing photographs, original research, oral histories,and newspaper scrapbooks pertaining to the shipbuilding and railway eras of Kings County. This large collection was left to the Kings Historical Society for the archives of the Kings County Museum, Kentville, Nova Scotia.


The Southwest Nova Scotia Curators group Take a virtual tour through 30 museums in South-West Nova Scotia.

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum.

Prescott House Museum. Once the home of Charles Prescott,
a man who introduced many new apple varieties to the Valley.

Blair House. A museum dedicated to the apple industry.

Charles Macdonald Concrete House Museum. Charles Macdonald was a sailor, a sculptor, a builder, a manufacturer, and a socialist. The museum celebrates the life and work of this exceptional Nova Scotian.

Randall House Museum operated by Wolfville Historical Society.


The Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association Formed to provide access to and promote genealogical resources pertaining to Nova Scotia and support the efforts of the local and county historical societies in the province.

Index to the 1901 Census of Canada. A useful site for genealogical research.

Amateur’s guide
to Acadian genealogy.
A huge amount of information for Acadian genealogist.

Kings County GenWeb site.

Acadian History

Société Promotion Grand-Pr&eacute This site is fully bilingual and highlights the activities and services
of the Grand Pré National Historic Park.

Minas Historical Society. Contains over 600 documents relating to the Acadian history of the
area around the five tidal rivers of Kings Co; the Pereau, Habitant, Canards, St-Antoine and
Gaspereau. A site for the serious (and preferably bilingual) researcher.

Guided tour of greater Grand-Pré

Les Amies de Grand Pré

New England Planter History

The Montague. The Wikipedia page dealing with the Montague, a Nova Scotia government brigantine wrecked in the Canard River in December, 1760.

Nova Scotia Community History

The Annapolis Valley Newspaper Extracts Project – Featuring The Register.

An excellent website based on reports from the “Berwick Register”. It contains a wealth of fascinating material.

The Fieldwood Heritage Society. A very interesting website dealing with the village of Canning.

Railway History

The Dominion Atlantic Railway Digital Preservation Initiative Wiki Project. This wiki is a part of the Middleton Memory Lane Railway Museum site and is a repository of digitized artefacts at the museum.

History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia


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