Join us for tea!


Enjoy the museum gardens!


See our exhibit of artifacts!


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Parking: on the West Side of Victoria Ave. beside the Museum, and on Main St. by Willow Park.

The museum is open this summer from May 28th to September 5th. In September/October we will be open with reduced hours (TBA). Our hours are:  10:00 – 5:00 Tuesday to Saturday, and 1:00 – 5:00 on Sunday. We are closed on Monday. Admission is free or by donation

Joe Howe Change Trains

Watch for our special train logo for this summer’s activities: A SUMMER OF TRAINS

JOE HOWE CHANGES TRAINS!” This is Joe Howe’s Heritage year, and on June 25 we opened our Special Exhibit at Randall House Museum, celebrating Joe’s vision for bringing the railway into the Valley. The first railway in Nova Scotia, it began running in 1858. Along with the Exhibit we have planned a summer of events, including train films, talks, a Model Railway Weekend and a revival of The Train Show, featuring Gary Ness and the Mud Creek Boys.

The Grand Finale of our Summer of Trains season is THE TRAIN SHOW at Al Whittle Theatre featuring Gary Ness and the Mud Creek Boys, Friday Sept.  at 7 pm and Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2 pm,  with Joe Howe, Train Songs, Photos, stories and Railway Music. Tickets $15 at the Box of Delights or at the door. 

For details and dates of the full season of events see the schedule on our A Summer of Trains page.


Wolfville Station, Dominion Atlantic Railway, c. 1920. WHS
Wolfville Station, Dominion Atlantic Railway, c. 1920. WHS


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THE MONA PARSONS Project. After a Wolfville, Nova Scotia childhood, Parsons became a ‑1920’s New York chorus girl,a Depression-era nurse, the wife of a Dutch millionaire, an underground worker in the resistance, a prisoner of the Nazis, and an emaciated fugitive who walked across Nazi Germany in the dying months of World War .
Canada has never done anything to recognize or honour this brave Canadian—the only Canadian, female civilian to have been imprisoned by the Nazis. So members of the Women of Wolfville and the Wolfville Historical Society have quietly begun fund raising to erect a statue in Parsons’ memory. For more information click here.



Memorial Book

Our Civic Memorial book has entries for prominent Wolfville citizens who are historically important to the town, and have provenance to the Historical Society. The entire list of entries is online and viewable by clicking the link above.  


Web Nova Muse

You can browse our collection of over three thousand artefacts on NovaMuse. What is NovaMuse? A collection of collections – A system to connect collections with the public — A place to share your knowledge or memory of an artefact. Many of our entries also contain pictures, so you can visit objects that may not be on display in our exhibits at the museum!

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The Historical Society publishes quarterly newsletters for our membership and beyond. Browse our archive for historical information, and updates on the society’s recent doings!

A catalogue is available for our 2014 special exhibit “1914- War Comes to Wolfville”. View HERE


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Town of Wolfville and the Nova Scotia Government, Department of Communities Culture and Heritage for the support of Randall House Museum and the activities of the Wolfville Historical Society.