The Mahone Bay Founders’ Society first established the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum in 1979. At that time, the museum was housed in Pioneer Hall in the basement of Trinity United Church. In 1987, the Founders’ Society purchased the Begin Home to serve as the permanent site for the museum. Since its establishment, the museum has continued to collect and preserve artifacts and archival records documenting the history of Mahone Bay and the immediate surrounding areas. In 2015, the museum underwent a rebranding initiative and its name was changed to the Mahone Bay Museum.
Mandates/Sources of authority
The Mahone Bay Museum's Archives is mandated to collect, preserve, describe, and make available significant private-sector archival records relating to the history of the town of Mahone Bay and the immediate surrounding areas, in keeping with the cooperative acquisition strategy developed by the Council of Nova Scotia Archives. The Archives is also responsible for the records of its governing body, the Mahone Bay Founders’ Society.