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

... what are you curious about?

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.

Support Us

Your financial support equals great programs and museum experience.

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?

A Bibliography of Acadian Resources generated from the research for our Acadians in East Hants program.

The presentation of Rev. T. Chalmers Jack in 1903 at the centennial celebration in Maitland of the ordination of Rev. Alexander Dick--"Days of the Fathers in East Hants," a great overview of East Hants history up to 1903.

Museum season is coming up

Provincial regulations regarding Covid-19 will determine when we open. We shall post here when we have a definite date.

Programs?? What programs?

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. These are uploaded to our East Hants Historical YouTube channel after they air, and to this website in our Virtual Programs page. Go to Virtual Library and check out what we have to offer. Check back regularly as we will be adding more as we present them.

What is EHHS up to now?

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