Fisherman’s Life Museum tells of a life many of us can relate to – a family working hard to put food on the table, house maintained, family dressed, and a few small luxuries for special occasions. In the 1800s and early 1900s many Nova Scotian families, like the Myers, lived in homes and farms like the one preserved at Fisherman’s Life Museum. In 1915, the house and eight acres of property it sits upon was passed from James H. Myers to his son, Ervin. A second-generation inshore fisherman. Ervin and his wife, Ethelda, would together raise their thirteen daughters in the house (although all thirteen daughters never lived there at the same time).
Looking at the scenic landscape, it is easy to understand why families had such a strong connection to land and sea. Today, you will still find a welcoming home, the farm outbuildings, vegetable gardens, and more.