Wooden wheels, a hand pump, a leather bucket and you're off to fight a blaze
See Canada's oldest fire pumper - a 1740 Newsham - and know the threat of fire in colonial Shelburne.
Also get to know the heart and soul of Shelburne Town and surrounding County.
From the founding peoples - the Mi'kmaq, Loyalist, Black Loyalist, Acadian and Welsh - to the glorious age-of-sail shipbuilding era and the fishery, the County Museum tells all through fascinating artifacts like model ships, antique tools, portraits, costumes and maps.
The resource centre is stacked with founding documents, private papers, court records and genealogical information for the dogged researcher. (By Appointment. Please Call: 902.875.3219 or email )
Shelburne County Museum
Watch the Newsham at work
See our collections on-line at these two sites.
See content from the Shelburne County Museum in the Virtual Museum of Canada
Take a 360 Tour of the museum.