Canada Post Building

Under Construction in 1902

A Bustling Waterfront

In the Early 1900s

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.

Picture of Old Courthouse Museum Guysborough

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.

More on the history of the Guysborough Historical Society…


 Old Courthouse Museum

Now Open for the 2024 Season 

Open 7 days a week:

Monday to Sunday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


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.

During the Off-Season appointments can be arranged by sending an email.

The Historical Society Executive meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (winter weather permitting)


GHS Online Store

Our online store ( 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.