People looking through the contents of the EHHS Archives and Research Centre
People looking through our Archives at the Archives & Research Centre.

Archives & Research Centre

During the museum season—June-end of September—most of the Society’s archive is located at the museum and is available for use during museum hours.

The rest of the year, the Research Room at 70 Park Road, Elmsdale houses the archive and is available generally one day a week, or by appointment. See our schedule of days open at 70 Park on our Facebook page or contact the Society through our email.

Copy facilities are available for a modest charge, or researchers are welcome to take pictures of text and images, or bring their own portable scanners. Access to internet research is limited at present, although it is expected that it will become available soon for a small fee.

Please note: Our research resources cannot be borrowed; they are for on-site use only.

Research Resources

Community Photograph Albums—Collections of photos with captions from most East Hants communities

History—Both local and general

Genealogies—Many East Hants families and published collections of vital statistics for the province


Military History—Includes photograph albums of World War I and World War II veterans and casualties

Indigenous History

African-Nova Scotian History

Natural History

Religion—Specific to the East Hants churches and faiths

Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly— A collection of issues from the 1970s

Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society—A collection of issues over 2005-2015 period

Ships­—A variety of resources on the history of ships, shipbuilding, and seafaring

Scrapbooks­—A collection of scrapbooks from East Hants communities, most of which are indexed

Land Grant Maps—Photocopied maps available from the NS Department of Lands and Forestry


Hours & Location

Unit B, 70 Park Road (beside East Hants Glass)



Off-Season Hours: October - May
Most Fridays, 10am-4pm by appointment