We wish to acknowledge and thank our many donors who have entrusted their family heirlooms to DesBrisay Museum over the years, starting with the collection by Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay (1828-1900) for whom the museum is named, and his wife Ada DesBrisay.
Thank you for interest in contributing to the museum's collection. At this time, we are conducting a review of our collection and are not accepting additional items.
The collection rationalization process is to evaluate our holdings to ensure capacity for care and to enable us to identify missing or underrepresented narratives.
These initiatives are to ensure the museum is reflective of our community. If you have any item that reflects a story that is not a part of our collection, we welcome you to approach a member of staff. Our intention is to ensure that all peoples living in the County of Lunenburg are represented within the museum. The majority of our current collection reflects Lunenburg County’s Settler history. Stories or objects representing the history of our Indigenous and Minority communities are a priority.
Part of the collection review process has been completed through the implementation of rolling storage shelving in our collection holding area. This project was made possible through a Museum Assistance Program Grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage.
L'examen de notre collection de musée était partiellement complétée avec l'implémentation du projet d'installation des étagères roulantes. Ce projet était réalisable avec l'aide generoux de Patrimoine canadien.