With a well-stocked research library, countless history and genealogy files, and a rich artifact collection featuring over 14,000 photographs, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum is a fantastic resource for researchers of all ages!

To begin the research process or to book an appointment to use our research library, please complete the Research Request Form . Forms can be submitted by email to Shannon Baxter, our collections manager at collections@dartmouthmuseum.ca , by post mail, or in-person at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum, 26 Newcastle St, Dartmouth. We encourage researchers to be as detailed as possible in their requests. A staff member will be in touch with you to discuss your request.

Please also note our research library is not a lending library, and materials are not permitted to leave the museum. The research library contains numerous materials on local history, Helen Creighton, Canadian history, etc. and it is available to researchers to use independently.  To see what is offered in our library, please visit our Libib account here!

Additional Resources:
We have been very fortunate here at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum to receive the full document regarding the Heritage Designation Proposal of Findlay School, now the Findlay Centre. This document was researched and written by Maura Donovan, and submitted by her and Denise Gray Cox

Below is an example of the Findlay Community Centre Heritage Registration Proposal – a portion of what Dartmouth Heritage Museum offers:

Findlay Community Centre Heritage Registration Proposal

The following organisations may also be able to assist with your regional heritage research:

  1. Dartmouth Historical Association
  2. Halifax Regional Municipality Archives
  3. Helen Creighton Folklore Society
  4. Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
  5. Nova Scotia Archives and Record Management
  6. Cole Harbour Farm Museum
  7. Shubenacadie Canal Commission
  8. Halifax Public Libraries