Wallace is a picturesque village with a diverse cultural heritage. The remnants of Mi’kmaq habitation and the Acadian dykes are visible reminders of our first Native and European settlers. This fishing and hunting community was then called Remsheg, meaning “the place between”, in the original Mi’kmaq language.
The Wallace and Area Museum has approximately four kilometres of trails open to visitors. In the fall of 1998 the Museum opened several short walking trails to allow visitors to experience nature without having to make a large commitment of time. During the month of June 2000, a new three kilometre wilderness trail was opened for more experienced walkers. This trail connects the Museum with the newly opened Trans Canada Trail which boarders the Museum property. The well-marked new trail allows visitors to see sections of old growth forests and experience a wide variety of plants and animals in their natural environment.
Statement of Purpose
The museum will gather, organize and make available to the public, information on the natural environment, human settlement, use of natural resources, fishing, agriculture, industry, social history, genealogy, architecture, and all other aspects of the area’s past. It will collect objects and specimens which best illustrate these topics, are authentic and well-documented, and which the museum is able to care for. The museum aims to serve its community through a broad range of programs, exhibits, publications, activities for school groups, facilities for meetings and for research by students and the general public. It will cooperate with other organizations and individuals attempting to understand and preserve the area’s history and natural environment.