An Island Full of History

Support Our Museum

There are numerous ways to support our museum! There include purchasing a membership, making a donation, attending our events or volunteering.

All sales of memberships go directly to the museum to help with maintenance and repairs. When purchasing a membership you receive a season pass to the Museum, a newsletter in the spring, a tax receipt, and the great feeling of knowing you have helped to preserve and display over 7000 artifacts and our local history. Becoming a member of the St. Joseph Island Museum automatically enters you for a chance to win prizes! Prize details will be announced soon. You can purchase a membership by simply filling out the membership form and mailing or dropping off at the museum 30.00 for your family or $20.00 for an individual.

Log of Recognition
We have a white pine log installed in the barn with plaques of recognition. Donations to this project provide additional support for the services provided by the Museum. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued. The categories are: Benefactor for $500 or over; Patron for $200 to $499; Associate for $100 to $199; In Memory for $50 to $99. Please note you can place in memory of in any of the above categories.

Your contributions to the museum are greatly appreciated. We are always looking for new "friends of the museum". Contact us today if you have a few hours to spare. We can certainly find an area of the museum or event that will interest you.

Carrie Kennedy-Uusitalo, Curator
St. Joseph Island Museum

Heritage Day
Join us on the second Sunday in July from 1PM – 4PM. There will be a special tribute to a local organization, live entertainment, guest speakers and refreshments for purchase throughout the afternoon.  Admission to this event is by donation and as always we will have some lovely door prizes.

Teddy Bear Picnic
The Teddy Bear Picnic is held on the fourth Sunday in July from 1pm until 4pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun just for the kids! There will be special guests, bear themed games, crafts and face painting. Bring a picnic, your teddy bear or wear a fancy hat. Don't forget about our teddy bear parade that starts at 3pm, and plan to stay for story time after the parade. Admission to this event is by donation or free if you bring your teddy bear or wear a fancy hat. Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

Children's Day Camp
Join us the Second Wednesday in August! This is a fun afternoon for children ages 5 andup (younger children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the afternoon.). Learn what live was like for a pioneer. Games, crafts and activities. Please call the museum for more details or to register your child.

News and Events

Would you be interested in becoming a member, donating to the log of recognition, or perhaps volunteering at the museum?

Download and print our application form!

You can also email us at or call 705-246-2672.

St. Joseph Island Museum Hilton Beach, Richards Landing, Carterton, Kentville, Tenby Bay, Sailors Encampment, Milford Haven, Marksville