Join us for tea!

 

Enjoy the museum gardens!

 

See our exhibit of artifacts!

 

Web Map259 Main Street Wolfville, NS, B4P 1C6    902-542-9775 Email: Randallhouse@outlook.com

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

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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.

Our next event in our Summer of Trains Program is A MODEL RAILWAY WEEKEND in association with the Narragansett Bay Railway and Navigation Co. at the Wolfville Legion. 310 Main St.,  as part of the TOWN of Wolfville’s Mud Creek Days. Sat. July 23, 10 am to 4 pm and Sun July 24, 12 noon to 3 pm. Admission $5, with a special family rate of $10 for 2 adults and up to 2 children.

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

Also this Saturday, July 23 – a DELICIOUS BBQ at Mudley’s Birthday Bash in Waterfront Park from 12 – 3:30, and then as always our weekly Afternoon Tea held here at the museum from 2 – 5 pm.

Wolfville Station, Dominion Atlantic Railway, c. 1920. WHS 01.12.14.14
Wolfville Station, Dominion Atlantic Railway, c. 1920. WHS 01.12.14.14

 

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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.

 

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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.

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