• A Not-For-Profit Museum & Archives

Our Mission

The Colchester Historical Society continues to preserve and promote Colchester County's past, offering an authentic and inclusive perspective on local history and culture in its operation of the Colchester Historeum, a museum and
archives located in Truro, Nova Scotia. Using contemporary methods of interpretation and collections management, we encourage
conversation, understanding, and meaningful connections between all individuals.

Colchester Historeum

Heritage Celebration Award

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Join us for Crib on Tuesdays

Join us every Tuesday for a game of Crib, enjoy a little friendly competition and a lot of laughs!It is...

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The Society at a glance

The Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts and stories related to Colchester heritage. The Archives preserves and makes accessible thousands of documents to help with historical and genealogical research. All year round, we host educational events which expand our perception of Colchester's history. Our Gift Shop offers an opportunity for take-home treasures. Heritage Awards are presented annually to individuals and groups in recognition of their contributions to county heritage. An e-newsletter keeps our members up to date and features stories about local history.

Archive Photo Gallery

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Archibald's store, East Prince St.-1897
DAR train crossing Pleasant St. - 1958
Inglis Place early 1900's
Exhibition hill top of Exhibition St. early 1900's
Corner of Inglis Pl. and Prince St. looking West - 1890's
Esplanade parade early 1900's
CNR Station early 1940's
Normal College early 1900's
Truro Fire Station-1895
Truro Fire Station-1930'S
Victoria Square - 1890
Court St-1894
Victoria Park-1914
Civic Building, Prince St. - 1930's