The East Hants Historical Society: preserving the genealogies and histories of East Hants

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Museum & Archives

Visit the Lower Selma Museum & Heritage Cemetery to learn more about East Hants.

Programs & Events

Find out about ongoing lectures, meetings and other community events.

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We Tell the Stories of East Hants

The East Hants Historical Society, established in 1967, is a volunteer, non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of history within East Hants, NS, Canada.

They Went Away...

We're looking for stories of your ancestors who migrated away from East Hants in the early 1900s. You can learn more here.


What's new?

We've added a new section--Memoirs--to our Archives & Research page. Two new memoirs, James E. Kerr's World War II memoir From Nova Scotia to the Netherlands (and Back), and Elizabeth Saef's Hayes Cave recollections of her family's trips from Massachusetts to South Maitland to visit the Hayes family homestead and her Uncle Richard Hayes. 

 Christina Ross Frame's work Golden Years in Acadie is now uploaded to the Local History page.

The World War I and World War II databases under Local History have also been updated.




Unfortunately, Covid-19 still prevents us from hosting any in-person programs. However, we are rolling with the covid punch and are generating online programming with the Zoom platform. Go to Virtual Library for the most recent additions:

The Skirted Doctors--East Hants' three early 20th century women graduates from Dalhousie Medical School 

Early Settlers and the Religions They Brought with Them--a survey of the early churches in East Hants

Les Acadiens: The First Dike Builders of East Hants--a review of the Nova Scotia Acadian settlement with a close up of their presence in East Hants

Corporal Gordon Stanley Hines--Royal Canadian Regiment, 2nd Battalion, his overseas deployment and untimely death in Germany, 1968

(updated 26 July 2021)

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