Mission & Vision


The Mahone Bay Museum will inspire interest in local history and heritage preservation and instill a life-long love of museums.


The Mahone Bay Museum serves and engages residents and visitors through the preservation, interpretation, and celebration of our local history and culture.


  • Encouraging curiosity
  • Developing expertise in staff and volunteers
  • Adhering to current museum standards and best practices
  • Providing access to collections
  • Communicating effectively
  • Being fiscally responsible and viable in the long term
  • Striving to be inclusive
  • Educating youth and families through children’s programming
  • Creating partnerships with community organizations and local schools