Wallace and Area Museum
(902) 257-2191 phone
Hours of Operation
Starting July 20th, 2020, the Wallace and Area Museum will be gradually re-opening to the public with restrictions. The Visitor Information Centre will initially be open by appointment only or by contacting us via phone or e-mail. If you would like to use the printing or fax services at the Museum, we are more than happy to do this for you while you are here or prepare it for a contactless pick up. The Museum exhibits will be opening shortly by appointment only. Check our our Facebook page or website blog for the most up-to-date information.
Please note that we are currently limiting the number of people in the building to one family group (up to 5 related people) or two unrelated people at a time. All visitors are expected to wear a face mask, sanitize their hands upon entry, and follow provincial health and safety guidelines as outlined on notices throughout the building.
May to June
Monday to Friday
9 am to 4 pm
July to August
Monday to Friday
9 am to 5 pm
September to October
Monday to Friday
9 am to 4 pm
November to April
Monday and Thursday
10 am to 2 pm
Or by appointment:
Phone (902) 257-2354
The Wallace and Area Museum Society History
In 1983, interested citizens joined together to plan a celebration for the 1984 bicentennial of the coming of the United Empire Loyalists to Wallace in 1784. One of the proposals from those celebrations was to establish a seasonal museum. In response to the success of the first year of operation, volunteers saw a vital need for collecting, preserving and displaying local history. The Wallace and Area Museum Society continues today and is in its 35th year of operation.
The museum is operated by a small staff and many volunteers.
Museum Board of Directors: Doris Purdy, President; Harvey Gullon, Vice President; Doug Perry, Secretary; Warren Hebb, Treasurer. Directors: Barbara Clark, Harvey Gullon, David Boyle, Alistair Dow, Linda Durand, Pat McGinnis, Sharon McGinnis and Charlotte Lou Moody.
Supporters of the Wallace and Area Museum
The Museum wishes to acknowledge and thank the following benefactors who have generously contributed to the Museum through gifts to the collection and financial contributions: Wallace Elementary School, Wallace Red Cross Society, Cumberland County Home and School, Wallace Station Community Hall, Seaside Branch Royal Canadian Legion, George Purdy, Annie Brown, Joan Sammutt, Fred Grant, Melissa Thompson, Joan Langille, Betty Brown, Eve St. Pierre, Donna Valardo, Irma Reeves, Mildred Smith, Jean Boyd, Harold Elliott, Marion Dotten, Dorothy Smith, Frankie Elliott, Jimmy Sproule, Marjorie Tinklen, Wendel Baker, Gerry Langille, Irene Tattrie, Harold Patterson, Linda Hatchette, Joyce Langille, Shirley Blair, Keith Elliott, David Dewar, Delbert Wilson, Shirley Patterson, Harvey Gullon, Elizabeth Harrison, Richard Baker, Wayne Tuck, Glenda Waugh, Sylvia Forshner, Lloyd Hayman, Eleanor Filmore, Wayne G. Smith, Bob Woodland, Ethel Belong, Vivian Godfree, Vernon Purdy, Lola Langille, Jim and Annie Grant, Tim Boyd, Audley and Betty Love, Carol Stewart, David Cooke, Eric Pedersen, Charles Kennedy, Hugh Fraser, Daphne Dominy, Donna Johnson, June Boullard, Gen Flynn, Alex Craib, Christina Brown, Phyllis Artiss, Anne Wallace, Arthur Scott, Keith Robblee, Mike Wall, John Andrew Robertson, Gwendolyn Fairweather, Sharilyn Hawkins, Ian Mackinnon, Helen Duggan, Brian Skidmore, Albro McKinnon, Clarence Kennedy, Cathy Weatherby, Brenda Drysdale, Donald Bird, Bob O’Connell, Jewel Coulter, Joan Scott, Betty Webber, Ted Stevens, Elmer Mills, Betty Byers, George Miller, Nelson Whitman, Guy MacKinnon, Millard Charman, Timothy & Joanne Craib, Raymond Rushton, Georgie Sutherland, Edgar Patriquin, Beryl MacLean, Gertrude Leck, Emery & Kathy Grant, Eileen Canfield, Harold Goode, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, The John A. Kennedy Trust, Nova Scotia Government, Municipality of Cumberland, Charman’s Home Hardware, Stephen & Dennice Leahey, Canadian Salt Co., Jerry & Carol Coulter, C.G. Fulton, Ron MacNutt, Jost Vineyards, C.E.P. Union, Millard Charman, Feldershore Properties, Arthur Scott, Paul & Mary Dewar, Rte. 6 Ready Mix, Richard Ratcliffe, Willard & Betty Boyle, Ira & Nancy Drysdale, Colin MacKenzie, Wallace Area Development Association, St. John’s United Men’s Club, Marion Dotten, John Blaikie, Stanley J. Flynn, Shelagh Cowan, Irma Reevs, Wallace Quarries Ltd., Scotiabank, Pugwash, Ross & Gail Scott, Barb Clark, Charlotte Lou Moody, Robert Fisher, Dianne Cooke, Gerry Thompson, Garnet Rushton, Sheila McPherson, and Joan Atkinson.
Donations in Memory Of:
Arthur S. Dewar, Kendall Isenor, Gordon Dewar, and James Dotten.