Friends of the DesBrisay Museum Membership

The DesBrisay Museum is home to many clubs offering near daily programming, with 14 different exhibits and more than 200 distinct programs and events hosted in 2023. We provide residents with a safe social space to learn new skills, many made possible through our refreshed Heritage Gallery.

Becoming a member of the Friends of the DesBrisay Museum means you can help support your community and the museum, while also meeting new people and, if you’re interested, learning new skills.

Your membership helps to create educational events for children, fund student employment, preserve irreplaceable artifacts and much more. Your support means that everyone can continue to enjoy these offerings year-round, free of charge.

Membership benefits include:

  • A FREE book
  • FREE access to the Museum’s archives
  • Priority access to Friends event tickets
  • E-mail updates direct to your inbox

Interested in signing up? Download the membership form below and return to DesBrisay Museum through the following options:

In person: Visit us at the Museum Gift Shop at 130 Jubilee Road in Bridgewater


Mail: ATTN: Friends of DesBrisay Museum
C/O DesBrisay Museum
60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
B4V 3X9

Fax: 902-543-4713

Download a Friends of the DesBrisay Museum Orientation Package by clicking here.

Volunteer Opportunities

The DesBrisay Museum offers great volunteer opportunities, looking for a wide range of skills.

Download a Volunteer Application Form by clicking here.

If you’re interested in getting involved, print off the Volunteer Application Form, fill it out, and fax (902-543-4713), e-mail (, or drop by the museum. You can also mail the form to: DesBrisay Museum c/o 60 Pleasant Street Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada B4V 3X9. We look forward to meeting you!

Friends Board (2024)
Joanne Hadley (Chair)
Jim Houghton (Vice-Chair)
Bonny Houghton (Treasurer)
Christine Bell (Secretary)
John Elliott
Patrick Hirtle (Town of Bridgewater staff liaison)