Guysborough Historical Society
The Guysborough Historical Society, is a non-profit, volunteer organization created to preserve the history of Guysborough County. The first attempt to organize a historical society in Guysborough dates back to 1963.
Old Courthouse Museum & Visitor Information Centre
In 1976 the Society restored the Old Courthouse in Guysborough to create a community museum to host displays and exhibit objects that help illustrate the story of Guysborough County and its people. The Old Courthouse Museum is also home to a visitor information centre for tourists to the area and has a publicly available research room to support Genealogical Research through access to its collection of materials.
Old Courthouse Museum
Closing for the Season at the end of the day
Friday, September 22, 2023
Thank you to all our visitors and thank you to all who supported our events this summer season!
We will reopen again in June of 2024
Off Season Services
When the Old Courthouse Museum is closed, the Guysborough Historical Society can still be contacted with any questions you may have related to our historical and genealogical roles or to assist with planning a visit to the area.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Facebook: (Guysborough Historical Society (Old Court House Museum)
- Twitter: @CourtHouse1843
During the Off-Season appointments can be arranged by sending an email.
The Historical Society Executive meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM (winter weather permitting)
Our Historic Walking Tour is open all year.
GHS Online Store
Our online store (https://www.guysboroughhistoricalsociety.ca/shop/) is still open. We will continue to fill your book or clothing orders as usual. Items from our store would make great gifts.
Genealogical Research Services
The Guysborough Historical Society offers genealogical research services. Research requests may be made by contacting the Old Court House Museum from June to the first of October.
Find more information about our research services click here.