The society meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from September through May, at 7:30pm featuring speakers on a variety of topics. The meetings are held in St. Andrews's Anglican Church Hall, 59 Main Street.
The society was formed in 1977 to promote preservation of material relating to the history of the town and surrounding area including Hants Border, Mount Denson and Bishopville. In addition to the series of regular meetings and lectures, the society hires quides each summer to conduct tours of the Churchill House and Marine Memorial Room and has been actively collecting artifacts and documents relating to the history of the area for their library and archives. A commerative calendar was produced for the year 1995, the 100th anniversary of incorporation of the town, featuring many original photographs.
Another initiative of the society has been to hire student researchers and in the course of the last twenty years a "People Index" database now approaching 20,000 entries has been compiled from original sources, many not otherwise accessable for the benefit of those researching Hantsport area families.
Membership brings the satisfaction of contributing materialy to the aims and objectives of the society.
The fee is $5.00 per year. (A motion to increase the fee to $10.00 per year in 2017 was approved at the last AGM)
Hantsport & Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 525
Hantsport, Nova Scotia
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