• A Not-For-Profit Museum & Archives

Our Mission

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

Colchester Historeum

Canasta card play every Thursday

Get in on our Canasta game action Thursdays from 1-3 pm. New and experienced players are welcome. Admission is $2...

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Join us for crib every Tuesday from 1-3 pm

Join our crib action on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm. You'll enjoy friendly competition along with a few laughs! Admission is...

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The Society at a glance:

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

Archive Photo Gallery

Click on photo for enlarged slide show.

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