The Ottawa House By-The-Sea Museum is owned and operated by the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society. Ottawa House represents an important segment of Cumberland County’s history at the time of Confederation and illustrates mid-eighteenth century architecture, economic and cultural development. It is believed to be the oldest building on the Parrsboro Shore and one of the oldest in the province of Nova Scotia.
The museum is a member of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums and the Council of Nova Scotia Archives. The Museum also houses impressive genealogical and archival resources. Our goal is to have materials available as a valuable resource for all types of researchers. This will contribute to the online database, named MemoryNS, through Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA).
With the support of volunteers, donors and contributions from all levels of government, the building has been renovated extensively and restored to much of its former glory.