Upcoming Event – August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Short Films by Filmmaker John Brett of Morris Island
The Argyle Township Court House & Archives is hosting a film viewing with filmmaker John Brett, showcasing two of his short films from the ’70s. Two Brothers (1976) & Island Memories (1978) depict the history of Surette’s & Morris Islands, and aspects of life in the area.
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Club Social des Îles, 1402 Route 308, Surette’s Island, NS
Further Inquiries: Phone (902)648-2493
This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
The Argus Quarterly Newsletter
The Argus is one of Nova Scotia’s most unique and most successful regional publications. This quarterly newsletter is devoted to the recording and preservation of the history of the Argyle region, within Yarmouth County, and boasts some 580 subscribing members. The Argus publishes historical and genealogical articles pertaining to the history of the families, communities and institutions that make up the Municipality of Argyle. The newsletter reflects the unique blend of Acadian, Planter and Loyalist heritage that permeates this area of Nova Scotia. The Argus is published by the Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogical Society from their archives and museum in Canada’s oldest standing courthouse in Tusket, Nova Scotia… MORE INFO
Canada’s Oldest Court House & Jail Museum
Hours of Operation
July & August: Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May – June & September – October: Weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
November – April: By appointment only; call 1(902)648-2493 to arrange a tour.
Argyle Township Court House Archives
The Argyle Township Court House Archives was established in 1983 and became the first Municipal Archives in Nova Scotia. The archives was formed around the large body of municipal records that remained in the Argyle Township Court House when the Municipal Offices removed from the building in 1976.
The archives continued to operate from the Court House from 1983 to 2006. In 2000 the Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogical Society took the bold move of purchasing the former Seventh-Day Adventist church building… MORE INFO
Hours of Operation
July – August: Daily 9am – 5pm
September – June: Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed 12pm – 1pm)
Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogical Society
The Argyle Township Court House is owned and supported by the Municipality of Argyle. Their assistance has been, and continues to be, invaluable. Many people in the community, however, felt there was a need for additional support, and as a result, the Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogical Society (AMHGS) was incorporated in 1989. The Society’s mission is to first preserve, protect, promote and make available to the public the Argyle Township Court House… MORE INFO