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McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre

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rickross2021 wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Excellent access to land transactions as far back as the 1700s makes this an excellent place to do research. These porperty related records reveal more than just deeds. Other transactions such as wills, separation from spouse records, indentures, and mortgages are parts of this collection.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Acadia80 wrote a review Aug. 2019
Halifax, Canada1,561 contributions371 helpful votes
If you are in the Pictou area take some time to visit this interesting home, once belonging to Rev. Thomas McCulloch. There are loads of artifacts and information, telling the story of this interesting man and his family. The grounds are lovely, with a large garden and story boards throughout the property. They recently had a Live History Show here with the characters of Rev. McCulloch and his wife coming to life, welcoming other friends, including Mrs. Joseph Howe, to their home. Wonderful location with plenty of free parking. Admission is reasonable at $5.00 per person, children under 5 yrs are free and families for $16. The museum is only open June to mid-October from 9 am to 5 pm.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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NDF848 wrote a review Aug. 2018
Toronto, Canada85 contributions31 helpful votes
McCulloch House is an authentic representation of the home of one of Pictou's most acclaimed citizens in the 19th Century . He not only founded & ran Pictou Academy in its 'hay-day' ; he also went on to be the first president of Dalhousie U. in Halifax . His sense of curiosity for natural history is clear from his collection of artifacts, as well as his alignment with the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment, and its stark contrast with the conservatism of 19th Century Halifax . A great quote from Joseph Howe, in the display, refers to Pictou as the 'cradle of liberty' in 1829 . In addition to McCulloch House, is the recently renovated & modernized Genealogy Centre which is an asset to any traveller who has roots in Pictou County . Curator, Michelle Davey, and genealogists on staff are willing to bend-over-backwards to help you find references in local historical papers, land registries, etc . Very impressive and well-worth a visit !
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Date of experience: August 2018
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candpmackay wrote a review Dec. 2017
Pictou, Canada20 contributions4 helpful votes
The House is well maintained and tells the story of Rev. Thomas MacCulloch and his efforts to establish Pictou Academy. The Centre is a treasure trove for persons interested in researching their Scottish history.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Mary S wrote a review Jun. 2017
Indian Lake, United States44 contributions12 helpful votes
This maybe a good site for local grammar school children but had very little to offer for adult history buffs. I felt like we were a burden to the guide who had very poor knowledge of the site.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Michelle D, Manager at McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre
Responded Jun. 21, 2017
I'm very sorry to hear that the guide was not more helpful. We will provide more training and advice for the summer staff so that they are more knowledgeable about the site prior to conducting tours. The interpretive panels were designed to provide a more detailed story of Dr. Thomas McCulloch and the establishment of public education in Nova Scotia. We appreciate your feedback about the interpretation & will take this into account when discussing new exhibition and interpretive plans.
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