The Chestico Museum & Historical Society is dedicated to serving the public by bringing the heritage together with people in an environment which encourages dialogue and education. This will be delivered by providing leadership in the preservation of information and conservation of the collections and develop and sponsor events that will educate, inform and entertain the public. Special collections of House Histories of the area and local events of the community over the past 100 years.
May 27 - October 18
Monday through Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (July and August)
Sunday - CLOSED
The Chestico Museum & Historical Society welcomes new members. Membership dues are $15.00 per year. Your membership includes a subscription to The Chestico News (published 3 times per year), free admission to the museum and a 10% discount in our Gift Shop.
If you wish to become a member of the museum, please forward your name, mailing address and $15.00 membership fee to:
Chestico Museum & Historical Society
P.O. Box 144
Port Hood, NS
Phone: (902) 787-2244
Phone: (902) 787-3104
Susan Mallette 234 Shore Road, Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0 or Ruth Guest Box 144, Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0
Children 6-17: $2.00
Children 5 & under: $2.00
Senior +65: $2.00
Society, Cultural Heritage
Bus tours welcome
Special Group Tours Offered
Scope of Holdings
Extensive genealogies; research files on local history; photograph collection; census records; cemetery records; newspaper collection; built heritage inventory.
Extent of Holdings
3-4 filing cabinets of files; 10 linear metres of archival documents; reference library.
Founding Family Names
Beaton; Cameron; Campbell; Chisholm; Gillies; Hawley; MacDonald (Clan Ranald); MacDonell; MacEachen/MacEachern; MacInnis; MacIsaac, MacKinnon, MacLean; Maclellan; MacLeod; MacMaster; MacNeil; MacQuarrie; MacVarish; Moran; Morrison; Murphy; O'Hanley; Smith; Smyth; Sutherland; Watts
$5 per half hour search of our records.
$20 per hour for genealogical assistance.
Photocopying: 25 cents per page or 50 cents per legal size paper
Scope of Holdings
Historic photographs of Port Hood.
$5.00 per half hour search of our records.
$20.00 per hour for genealogical assistance.
Photocopying:25¢/page letter (B&W)
50¢/page legal (B&W)
$1/page letter (Colour)
$1.50/page legal (Colour)
4x6 Photo Reproduction - $3.00
5x7 Photo Reproduction - $5.00
8½x11 Photo Reproduction - $7.00
Scanning - $3.00/scan
Port Hood and surrounding areas –Colindale, Harbourview, Port Hood Island, Glencoe, Little Judique.
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic; Thomas Smith Memorial Cemetery, Port Hood Island; Union Protestant Cemetery.