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Our organization began as The Amherst Township Historical Society, which was incorporated on March 21st, 1973. Our name later changed to Cumberland County Museum and Archives, and then Cumberland Museum Society, to better reflect our representation of and commitment to the people and culture of Cumberland County as a whole. The building that currently houses the Cumberland County Museum and Archives was purchased in 1980, and was formally opened to the public as a museum on September 1981.

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Stephen Laehey

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‘Our Museum has just published a great Christmas read for all you folks interested in the history of Nova Scotia, and particularly our home, the Isthmus of Chignecto. If you like a good read, this is the book for you and as a great gift for a loved one.

The Canadian History Society, based in Winnipeg, has highlighted Chignecto and Remsheg, Prior to 1755, in their annual magazine for the new revelations concerning the French on the Northern Shore of the Province, including:
The great marshes of the Fundy were not the idyllic domain of freedom loving Acadians, as portrayed in Longfellow’s poem, Evangeline, but rather were run as Seigneuries by a group of Nobles out of Quebec;
The port at Remsheg (Pugwash) was more important, in terms of the economic welfare and the security of Acadia, than Port Royal, particularly after 1710 and
The building of Fort Louisbourg would not have been possible without the joint efforts of our two important Seigneuries, Beaubassin and Remsheg.

Revisionist history at its best! “

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