Cape Sable Historical Society

About Us


The Cape Sable Historical Society, incorporated in 1937, is so named in commemoration of the Barrington area’s early European roots that date back to the 1600’s, when the area from Cape Negro in the Municipality of Barrington to Chebogue, Yarmouth County was known as Cap de Sable.

Over the past 68 years the Cape Sable Historical Society has worked tirelessly to preserve a treasure trove of historical and genealogical records as well as numerous artifacts, books and photographs of the area.

The Cape Sable Historical Society hosts several special events every year including the popular strawberry at the historic Old Meeting House in July, and an Old Fashioned Christmas Concert in December, also held at the Old Meeting House.

Kitchen parties at the historic Barrington Woolen Mill are also a popular Friday night activity during the summer months. All music lovers and musicians are welcomed to attend.

The Cape Sable Historical Society meets the first Monday of every month (except July, August and September) and often include special guests presenting interesting and informative talks on historical matters. 

The Cape Sable Historical Society is a non-profit volunteer organization, whose members hail from throughout Nova Scotia, New England and beyond. New members are always welcome.

Hours of Operation:


June 1st - September 30th

Monday                                    9:30AM - 5:30PM

Tuesday                                    9:30AM - 5:30PM

Wednesday                              9:30AM - 5:30PM

Thursday                                  9:30AM - 5:30PM

Friday                                        9:30AM - 5:30PM

Saturday                                   9:30AM - 5:30PM

Sunday                                      1:00PM - 5:30PM