Mahone Bay Museum

Identity area

Identifier

Authorized form of name

Mahone Bay Museum

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Type

Contact area

 

Lyne Allain Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

578 Main Street

Locality

Mahone Bay

Region

Nova Scotia

Country name

Postal code

B0J 2E0

Telephone

902-624-6263

Fax

Note

Description area

History

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.

Geographical and cultural context

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.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

For the 2017 season, the museum will be open (10 am to 4 pm) seven days a week from May 20 to the end of August. From September 1 to October 2, the museum will be open (10 am to 4 pm) from Wednesday to Sunday. The museum is closed on holidays. Researchers are encouraged to make appointments in advance for archival consultations.

Access conditions and requirements

Archival material is generally available for consultation in the museum’s research room (located on the second floor) during regular operating hours. Access to some documents may be restricted due to conservation issues, privacy concerns, or other considerations.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Photocopies and/or scans of most documents can be purchased; however, such copying will be undertaken by staff and may not be completed on a same-day basis.

Public areas

Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Sources

Info from Museum website.

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

578 Main Street
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0