Memories of Yarmouth

Each of the rotating photos in the display to the left represents an era spanning nearly or over 100 years ago from the community of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. These images have been taken from the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives' extensive collection of old Post Cards.

If you happen to be in the Yarmouth area, why not come in and see the large collection of fascinating artifacts we have to offer.

Welcome to Yarmouth County Museum

An award-winning museum with over 20,000 artifacts that document Yarmouth County's heritage, in a historic former church. We have the third largest ship portrait collection in Canada.

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News and Events

2018 News and Events 
 
Pairings 2018 
Art Exhibit by the Yarmouth Art Society and Write Away Group
September 26 to October 31, 2018
Opening reception September 26 at 7pm

October 24 and 25
Survive the Museum 2 
Haunted House attraction

Thursday, November 1st to November 30th - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI exhibit.


Friday, November 2, 7:30 pm – Historical Society meeting. Free admission. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments served. 


Saturday, November 17th, 4 – 6:00 pm – Baked Beans and Brown Bread Supper. $10.00 per person.

Includes hot dogs, baked beans, brown bread, dessert and tea/coffee. Call 902-742-5539 for reservations. Take-out will be available. 


Saturday, November 24th - Reflections – The works of Terry Saunders (1947-1984). Co-curated by Rory Lennox, Nancy Daley and Melanie Hatfield (sisters of Terry Saunders). This exhibit showcases the artwork created by little know Yarmouth artist who was afflicted with Osteogenesis Imperfecta a disease also known as Brittle Bone. 


Tuesday, November 27th – November 30 and December 4th to December 8th) - Escape the Museum: Christmas Edition. Registration begins November 1 by calling Lisette at 902-742-5539. $15.00/person.


Quilt tickets for fundraiser
This quilt was donated by the Estate of Louise Vincelli. 
Draw will be February 1, 2019.
Click here to view the quilt

Fundraising Campaign 
The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is looking to raise $20,000 for the digitization of our newspaper collection
and oversized items. 

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Heritage

panel thumbTake a stroll along Yarmouth's historic waterfront and see how our industries and individuals have shaped our history and culture. Please CLICK HERE to take our interesting and educational Panel Tour.


murray-manorTake a house tour of Yarmouth and see some of our finest Heritage Properties. Many of these homes are a testament to the golden age of sail. Please CLICK HERE to begin.


             Sarah Bond Farish Moody's journal

sarah farishfrontpageSarah Bond Farish Moody was born in Yarmouth to Dr. Henry Greggs Farish and Sarah Bond. Sarah came from a creatively artistic family and is well-known for her artwork. In 1843 her family made a remarkable trip from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to New York City US, to Toronto, Ontario and back. Please CLICK HERE to read Sarah's journal.

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Address:
22 Collins Street,
Yarmouth, NS B5A 3C8

Phone: (902) 742-5539
Fax: (902) 749-1120

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ycmuseum@eastlink.ca

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