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Norma MacCara paid tribute to the history of Pictou County with the design and creation of ten quilts that she has made to represent the history and culture and lifestyle of each of her siblings. 

Norma began quilting after her retirement in 2005. After her brother, Arnold Cock died in 2007, she decided to make a quilt for her 9 remaining siblings with the goal of making a quilt that spoke to some part of their lives and that would challenge her to learn new techniques.

All of the quilts were quilted using her home sewing machine with free motion quilting. Because most quilts are reversible, quilt names, dates and her initials (NJM) are either written, embroidered or quilted directly into the quilt design.



GIFT SHOP is restocked for the season.

Stop by and see the new items and sales.

Many items are $1 or $2.

Best seller ~ Salt lamps & salt candles.

New Scotland Clothing, and Ship Hector merchandise! 

Heather Gems and local artists. 

Members receive a 15% discount. 



Please take a minute to browse our site and take the time to visit us in person.

We are located at 86 Haliburton Road (Genealogy Centre) and 100 Haliburton Road (Museum) in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

We can provide guided tours, or an informative self guided tour - whichever you prefer!

We also promote local history by offering exhibits about our community, our families, and the history of Pictou County at the Genealogy Centre.

Research requests and genealogy keeps us busy all year long! Our extensive research, archival, and library collection is a valuable resource for researchers, students, historians, and genealogists.                      

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed on Sundays (except for special events)

McCulloch House will close for the season October 6th. After that, it is open by appointment only - please contact us directly to visit.

Includes access to both buildings (86 & 100 Haliburton Road)
$5.00 Adult
$3.00 Student/Senior
$16.00 Family
5 & under is Free

$5.00 per day (per person)
COPIES $0.25 per page

(runs per calendar year)
Includes unlimited research visitors and reduced rates for copies, 15% of Giftshop & Invitations to special events.

VISITS ARE FREE EVERY FRIDAY                                                           


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