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
or when open in the summer season, by telephone or
in person at the museum.
Wolfville was owned by the Harris family of Wolfville, but registered
as built in Cornwallis Township.
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, 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 or the
Archivists at the Esther Clark Wright Archives will be
pleased to help you find what you are looking for and
arrange for reproduction if required. The index to these
collections is on the website in the Reference Manual,
Appendix 2. Digitizing of the photos is now under
way and the scans will evenually appear on the website
as well. 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.