The original courtroom and furnishings are maintained as one of the museum’s outstanding permanent exhibits. Visit our Exhibits page to learn more about our other permanent exhibits.
The Kings Historical Society has a very active genealogy committee. Our Community & Family History page describes the impressive archive of family and community history and other resources for genealogists.
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The Kings Historical Society
c/o The Kings County Museum
37 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone: (902) 678-6237
Fax: (902) 678-2764
The Women’s Institute of East Kings will be holding an exhibit as part of the Women’s Institutes of Nova Scotia’s province-wide centenary celebrations. It will feature crafts and artifacts from the member groups, a quilt display, a history of the organization, and live demonstrations of traditional crafts. The exhibit will also highlight projects (such as Cuddle Bears) to explain how the organization contributes to the betterment of Society. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm from May 9th until May 11th. Live demonstrations of craftwork featured in the afternoons only. There will be an official opening for the exhibit on Thursday May 9th at 1:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend. For more information please contact Liz Johnson at #542-5314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that this exhibit will be held in the courtroom of the museum which is not wheel-chair accessible.
100 Years of 4-H Green in 2013
Head, heart, hands and health are all incorporated in the 4-H movement started in the United States in the late 1800’s, and in Manitoba in 1913. As a movement for young people it spread quickly in rural communities before appearing in Nova Scotia under the name “Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs” in 1922. In Kings County the first recorded club was a Holstein calf club in Grand Pre founded in 1927-28. There is a saying in the 4-H Movement that it is more than just “Cows & Cooking”. This exhibit will not only celebrate the history of the 4-H movement in Kings County but it will also explore what it means to be part of the 4-H movement today. The exhibit runs until August 31st.
Official Opening of the Exhibit will be held at the Kings County Museum on Friday May 3rd at 7:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend.
The Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia East Kings District will be holding a centenary tea at the Kings County Museum on Saturday May 11th from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Join us for a delightful afternoon and opportunity to learn about the community work of this historic group. Free will offering.
*Please note that this tea will be held in the courtroom of the museum which is not wheel-chair accessible.
|Visit Kelly's Conservation Corner, Kelly Bourassa's blog describing his conservation work at the museum.|
Visit our new web page to learn more about this amazing collection of photos, documents, newspaper clippings, maps and artifacts bequeathed to the museum by Leon Barron.
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