Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum

Step back in time

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Get a first-hand view at the daily life of the Ross brothers in early Shelburne when you visit the Ross-Thomson House & Store, part of the Nova Scotia Museum family.  This restored Loyalist house, surrounded by a high board fence to keep out roaming livestock, was owned by George and Robert Ross, sons of a Scottish merchant.

 

They opened the store adjoining their house in 1785 and sold molasses, tobacco, candles and coils of hemp rope.  The Ross brothers also traded local pine, salt codfish and pickled herring for these supplies which were so valuable to the early settlers.