Volunteer and Career Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any not-for-profit organization, and the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is no exception. Many of our volunteers have been involved with the Society for upwards of 20 years, and we have new people "coming on board" all the time.

We like to see the volunteers do what they are most comfortable in doing! For example, if you like meeting and greeting the public, then a "front desk" job might be the best way to start, after a short orientation and training period by our Chair of Volunteers (and a volunteer herself). Perhaps you're more of a handyman and like tinkering with fixing things — we always have artifacts and building idiosyncrasies that need repairs. (You'd be a member of the "House" committee if that type of thing interests you.) If food and beverage activities are more your style, then the Hospitality Committee is the way to go.  If you’re a born shopper and buyer, you can help out in our own little retail outlet — The Mast Head Gift Shop.

Still others are fascinated by old clothing, uniforms and costumes… and so we have a large collection of the same, and a volunteer Costume Coordinator! Then there are the volunteers who love poring over old archival records, sorting through boxes of county documents, often unearthing some written buried treasures that are of such value to the heritage of the province.

We've got a place for your valuable leisure time at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives… call or email the Director to inquire about your options.

 
 

 

 

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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