DesBrisay Museum Archives holds personal papers, documents, photographs, maps, artwork, and electronic files to films, video and sound recordings, microfilms, and books, about Bridgewater and area.

Our archives has original documents, such as wartime letters, diaries, Bridgewater Fire and Police Karen Crouse Jan  31 catalogingDepartment records, large photograph and postcard collection, and early maps of the community.

Our library contains published family histories, community histories, books written about Bridgewater and/or by local authors. DesBrisay Library

The Archive is available during open hours, but we recommend that you contact the Curator before visiting.

See section on Research Centre for a brief list of some of our history topics and genealogy research.

DesBrisay Museum accepts items by donation to add to our collection. Please contact Linda Bedford, our  Museum Curator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-543-4033 if you wish to have an item considered for donation to the Archives, or wish to set up an appointment to view materials.