“Thomas McCulloch was a Scots Presbyterian minister, an educator and a political reformer. He came to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1805 from Scotland at the age of twenty-seven.

He and his wife, Isabella, raised their family in this Scottish-style house. Here, among some of McCulloch’s possessions—from his desk to items from his natural history collection—you can discover a man who wore many hats and had a talent for stirring up controversy.

The McCulloch House is now operated by the Pictou County Genealogy and Heritage Society in conjunction with the Hector Exhibit Centre and Archives on behalf of the province of Nova Scotia.”

  • Read newspapers from McCulloch’s time to find out about the happenings in the busy port town of Pictou
  • Be entertained by McCulloch’s satirical writings about Pictou and its people.
  • In the kitchen, discover how his maverick ideas about education, religion, and politics brought the community to its boiling point in disagreement.
  • Come and challenge your ideas about one of Nova Scotia’s largest groups of immigrants in the 1800s. Find out how the Scots and the influence of their “”new”” ideas left a legacy for today’s Nova Scotians.

Hours & Admission
Open Seasonally from June 1st – October 15th
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
[Source: museum.gov.ns.ca]