A great place to learn about the history and culture of Antigonish is to visit the Antigonish Heritage Museum. Artifacts and photos of the settling of the town and county will give you a greater appreciation of the original inhabitants, the Mi’kmaq and the many settlers who have come over the years bringing their culture and traditions. Of course we think of the Scots but we have the Irish, French, Dutch and others.
If you are interested in genealogy the helpful and knowledgeable staff will guide you on the local resources. The museum is housed in the old train station which will be of interest to train buffs.
During the summer months the Summer Ceilidh features local musicians and story tellers — a great way to spend the evening enjoying traditional music of the fiddle, piano, pipes, guitar and song.
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Address: 20 East Main Street, Antigonish, at the East end of Main Street before the railway tracks.