Hours: Open Monday to Friday 9am-12noon or by appointment. Note: We recommend calling ahead of time to ensure our curator will be available for a guided tour.
The museum is located in the Col. James Layton Ralston Armoury on Acadia Street in Amherst, Nova Scotia Canada. We are dedicated to the history of the Nova Scotia Highlanders regiment. We encourage you to use this website as an educational tool to learn more about the military history of Cumberland County. Explore!
Next time you’re in Amherst, come visit us and take a step back in time to see pieces of Canadian Military History!
Admission: by donation (Will R. Bird’s No Retreating Footsteps and Allan Cameron’s “The Fighting North Novies: Into the Fire” available)
Below are scanned images of The Mayflower, the North Novie’s newspaper. This edition is from April 14th, 1946.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Russell Hayter
In the last edition of The Mayflower, the North Novies’ regimental newsletter, Pte. Hayter is described as “certainly one of the boys”.
Cumberland Soldier of the Week: Sapper James Herbert Wilson
Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Wilson became a coal miner at the age of 18. He worked hard, dangerous hours to support himself and those around him, like so many other young men from Cumberland County.