Randall House is now open for the season! We have big plans for the summer that include rug-hooking, bookbinding, and flower arrangement workshops! We will be continuing the tradition of our Afternoon Teas as well as our Canada Day and Mud Creek BBQs and much, much more . Also opening July 1st will be our special Canada 150 inspired temporary exhibit that will showcase 15 different objects from the museum’s collection. For details of specific events click on the posters featured here.
AND visit our new feature – Wolfville Then and Now! and see how Wolfville has changed over the years!
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Free Walking Tours
FREE tours of downtown Wolfville are being offered each week on FRIDAY and SATURDAY (11AM & 5PM) leaving from the Visitor Information Centre.
Sponsored by the Wolfville Business Development Corporation these tours are meant to showcase what this growing and beautiful town has to offer. These are a great resource for students, locals, newcomers, tourists and just about anyone who wants to have a good time exploring downtown Wolfville.
If going on a FREE tour doesn’t entice you enough to want to attend maybe the promise of a free sip of cider from the Annapolis Cider Co. will! That’s right – YOU get a free tasting if you attend the tour. Can’t beat that on a hot summer’s day now can you?
Remember, if you’re going to do anything #doitinwolfville
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.
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.
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.