Research, Photograph Collection & Archives
The Randall House has a small library of local history books and some genealogical volumes with associated research files on the second floor. Here you can consult deed searches for all houses in the Town which were built before 1914, and photograph albums of Society events and activities. Original historic photographs, a small archival collection of documents and the Society’s institutional archives are kept at the Esther Clark Wright Archives at Acadia University. There is no public access to the archival collections at Acadia, but the Curator, the Society Archivist will be pleased to help you find what you are looking for and arrange for reproduction if required. The finding aids to these collections can be found on our Resources Page. The first hour of research by the Society’s volunteers is free but there is a charge of $20 per hour for research taking more than 1 hour. Most photos in the collection can be scanned and forwarded by email. Any additional charges for reproduction will be at standard local rates. Items for publication must have written permission and should be credited to the Wolfville Historical Society.
Also, Digitizing of our collection of photographs and artefacts is well underway, and can be accessed at Nova Muse.
If you have an artifact, or artifacts that you would be interested in donating to our museum, we would welcome the time to talk to you about our policy for donations. Please contact us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org, our phone in season, or by dropping in at 259 Main St. Wolfville N.S.
Our entire collection is based on donations by generous people, and we would love to evaluate the relevance to Wolfville of any artefacts you may wish to give.