Linda research centre 2016 -1DesBrisay Museum has a wealth of information about our community!

Our Research Centre is available during museum open hours. If you have any questions, please call 902-543-4033 or email our Curator, Linda Bedford, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you aren't able to visit us and carry out your research, we can do it for you! See our Distance Research page for details.


The Museum's collection focuses on Bridgewater's history. Self-serve guides will help you find what you are looking for.

Some items available include Bridgewater business records, photographs and postcards, local architecture, early maps, historic fire and police department records, biographies, community histories, local churches and schools, and more....

Genealogists will find the following materials of interest:

  •  Biography Files Biography Reference Binder Index
  •  Birth, Death, Marriage Records
  • Cemetery headstone records
  • Census records
  • Diaries
  • Directories
  • Genealogies
  • Journals
  • Microfilms of Bridgewater Bulletin newspapers
  • Photographs/postcards - 2000+ images
  • Reference Files Reference Files Binder Index
  • School yearbooks
  • Plus more...

Photocopy fees and reproduction fees may apply.

To see more information on our original documents, see the Archives section.


Brian at Microfilm reader Feb. 27 002Copies of many early Bridgewater Bulletin newspapers are available and make a great resource for school students and researchers.


Note: We require that you acknowledge  DesBrisay Museum as your source of any information received from us and that such information cannot be entered into an Internet site, or published in any form without written permission from the DesBrisay Museum.