The purpose of the Fultz House Corner Restoration Society is to provide access to the Fultz House Museum, outbuildings and surrounding grounds, while providing an ongoing educational experience through the use of artifacts, photographs and written interpretive information of interest to the Society and Sackville Heritage Society, while preserving all of the above items for the future use of the communities of Sackville, Lucasville, Beaver Bank/Kinsac and the surrounding area, as well as its visitors.
About Fultz House Museum
Bennett and Mary Fultz's house, presently the site of the Fultz House Museum, remained in the family until the death of daughter Jane Emily Fultz in the 1940s. New tenants made several renovations to the building, adding a bay window, arched doorway, and enlarging the living room. By 1979, the house was in the hands of the provincial government and faced a demolition order to make room for an extended highway. Several concerned individuals and community organisations came together to establish the Fultz Corner Restoration Society in an attempt to save the historic house. The Society successfully leased the property from the provincial government, and was able to open the new Fultz House Museum on July 1, 1982. Today, the non-profit Fultz House Museum stands as a testament to the dedication of Sackville's committed volunteers, providing visitors with the chance to experience over 200 years of community history. Beyond the house itself, the Museum's collections have expanded to include an original cooperage (removed board-by-board from the Grace property in Middle Sackville) and a working replica of A.J. Smeltzer's Lower Sackville blacksmith shop. Now owned by the Fultz Corner Restoration Society, Fultz House has also been designated as a Halifax County heritage property.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Fultz Corner Restoration Society is to maintain the buildings and grounds as a community museum, and to collect, study and preserve those objects and artifacts that best illustrate the founding, settlement and development of the Sackville, Beaver Bank, and Lucasville areas from the time of earliest settlement to the present.
The objectives of the society and museum include:
- The collection and preservation of artifacts, photographs and records of historical significance relative to the social and economic development of the Sackville, Beaver Bank and Lucasville areas.
- Educating the public of the history of the Sackville, Beaver Bank and Lucasville areas by providing interaction between the Museum and the community and schools through exhibits, tours, programs, teas and special events.
- Maintaining a pleasing aesthetic environment evoking the history of Sackville and areas through the various buildings and gardens on the property.
- Since the museum services a large community then the focus of the museum should not be limited to only one facet of its history.
- Adhering to the guidelines of the Collections Policy by the periodical review of artifacts.
- Separate committees will be organized, as required, to further various aspects of the operation of the museum and to better utilize the expertise of its members and volunteers.
- The remaining natural woodlands on the property shall be maintained and preserved as a site for the study and appreciation of examples of the natural history of the area, and that this site be made accessible through paths and the appropriate signage.