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McCulloch House Museum & Geneology Centre

Hector Exhibit Centre & Archives

Located In Pictou
Where To Find Us
100 Old Haliburton Rd
Pictou, NS
Canada B0K 1H0
Areas Served Pictou County
Phone 902-485-4563
Contact Pictou County Geneology and Heritage Society
Mailing Address Box 1210 
100 Old Haliburton Rd 
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
Description & Services
Information The Hector Exhibit Centre, now known as the McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, was opened on July 21st, 1973 as a project by the Federal Government in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the landing of the Ship Hector.  
The Genealogy Centre hosts a broad range of temporary exhibits focusing on local history and culture during the summer months. It is also the location of the archival facility and research center. With a growing interest in the heritage of Pictou County, this abundance of archival material includes hundreds of personal and corporate documents as well as family histories, newspapers on microfilm, vital statistics and much more. These resources combined with an extensive local history library provide visitors, students and academics alike with the opportunity to deeply explore the heritage of Eastern Canada. 
The McCulloch House Museum presents the life, career, and contribution of Thomas McCulloch, minister, writer, scientist, and educational reformer. As well, to introduce the story of Scottish settlement in Pictou county and to interpret the significant contribution of the Scots. 
Accessibility Partially Wheelchair Accessible ; Pictou
Special Information
Tags Guided Tours ; Highland Connect ; Museum ; Recreation Categories