Welcome to the Cape Sable Historical Society’s website.
Incorporated in 1937, the Cape Sable Historical Society is committed to collect, preserve, and acquire all documents and information which may throw light upon and illustrate the history of Shelburne County.
Located in the “Old Court House” on the banks of the Barrington River in the historic community of Barrington, the Cape Sable Historical Society research centre has a large database of genealogical records, a wealth of information on local history, as well as a sizeable collection of artifacts.
The Cape Sable Historical Society operates the Barrington Museum Complex which consists of the Barrington Woolen Mill, the Old Meeting House, the Seal Island Lighthouse Museum and the Western Counties Military Museum. All are within walking distance of each other.
The Cape Sable Historical Society hosts several special events each year including a strawberry tea during the summer, a quilt show, and an old fashioned Christmas concert.
The Cape Sable Historical Society invites you to browse through our pages for a glimpse into the rich history and culture that is yours to discover in the Barrington area.