The mission of the Islands Historical Society is to preserve, protect and promote the social and cultural history of Long and Brier Islands, and to serve the communities which the Society represents.

Islands Historical Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

About The Society

In 1984, members of Brier Island Historical Society met with members of the Tiverton Board of Trade to found Islands Historical Society.

Islands Museum

History Museum

Visit our museum and learn about the social history of Long and Brier Islands. Summer exhibits change each year. Open to the public daily from June to mid-September.

Islands Archives

Open to the public year round! Newspapers, Photos, history, store ledgers and taped interviews.


Explore our collection of genealogy records and resources particular to the Loyalist familites of Long and Brier Islands.

Memberships & Projects

Survival of A People: Using our Natural Resources 1875-1975

'Survival of a People' is a project prepared by Islands Historical Society to reflect the independance and self-sufficiency of island residents who used all resources available to them to live full productive lives within sometimes harsh enviroment. It contains 8 storylines and over 300 photographs of Island life and the items used to live it. Various audio clips are inlcluded as well.

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    A possible 'route to your roots' if any of your ancestors were born or lived on Brier Island or Long Island, Digby County NS.