McCulloch Genealogy Centre
The Hector Exhibit Centre, now known as McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, was a national exhibit centre. It opened on July 21, 1973 as a project by the Federal Government in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the landing of the Ship Hector.
The McCulloch Genealogy Centre hosts a broad range of temporary exhibits focusing on local history and culture during the summer months. It is also the location of the archival facility and research centre. With a growing interest in the heritage of Pictou County, this abundance of archival material includes hundreds of personal and corporate documents as well as family histories, newspapers on microfilm, vital statistics and much more. These resources combined with an extensive local history library provide visitors, students and academics alike with the opportunity to deeply explore the heritage of Eastern Canada.
Mission: Telling the story of the Scots in the New World.
Vision: The portal for Scots, past, present, and future.
The Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society operates and manages the McCulloch House Museum on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia, and the McCulloch Genealogy Centre is operated as a private community museum. PCGHS is a private Board of Trustees that is made up of up to 15 citizens from Nova Scotia with a common interest in history & local heritage. A full time curator is employed to manage and operate the site as per provincial requirements. The Annual General Meeting is held in the early fall of each calendar year.