A New Season!
The Museum is now open for the season! In 2018, Wolfville will be celebrating its 125th anniversary since incorporation in 1893. Also watch for a new permanent exhibit at the museum that focuses on local heroine Mona Parsons¸ the only Canadian female to be imprisoned by the Nazis during World War Two.
Below is an image of a print that we had commissioned from Deep Hollow Print that we will be selling for $40.00 to help raise funds for an exhibit on Mona Parsons that will open this summer at Randall House. Andria Hill-Lehr’s books will also be available for sale.
Randall House Museum is holding their very first workshop of the season on Monday June 18th, 2018. We will be having Ruth Legge, a well respected paper conservationist, give a bookbinding workshop where folks will make their very own hand-sewn book with a cotton hardcover. We have partnered with the Acadia University Art Gallery who has graciously offered space in their Education Studio for the event. Hope you can join us!
Check out this video our curator Krystal Tanner and Wes Booth of the Wolfville Business Development Corp created as part of Wolfville’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
Check out this article on Randall House.
AND this video of a summer event at Prescott House!
And visit – Wolfville Then and Now! to see how Wolfville has changed over the years!
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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 quietly began fund raising to erect a statue in Parsons’ memory. The statue was completed and erected on the grounds of the Wolfville Post office. For more information click here.
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 this link or via our Resources page.
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!
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.