We need you! A community museum such as ours depends on your participation to thrive. Your contribution helps keep our doors open, so the whole community can be aware of and celebrate all that went into making the LaHave area what it is today.
Here are 4 ways you can lend your support:
Become a Member
As a member you’ll get reduced rates for many museum functions, including the lobster supper and the rum and chowder evening. You’ll also receive monthly e-newsletters about what’s going on at the museum and reminders of upcoming events, so you never miss out.
Please consider an additional donation when you join!
Last year through the generosity of our members we were able to replace one interpretative panel. This year all donations will go toward a second interpretative panel.
$25 per family or $15 for individuals. Valid from June 1 to May 31.
Join by Mail:
Please make cheques payable to: Lunenburg County Historical Society.
Send to P.O. Box 99, LaHave, NS B0R 1C0.
Volunteer your Time
A community museum such as ours depends upon volunteers, from the people who commit to being the ticket-taker for a single event, to the ones who are involved in every activity we put on. Whether you’re interested in promoting the museum, working on the front line or behind the scenes at our events, or serving on our volunteer Board of Directors, we can guarantee you some fascinating learning and the company of a great bunch of people from your community.
We need volunteers to:
• help in our historic French Garden
• be on hand at events to set up, take tickets, serve, clean up, and guide
• phone for attendance at events
• promote the museum in person on the ferry and elsewhere
• prepare food for certain events such as the lobster supper
• promote the museum to potential business sponsors work on our newsletter
• demonstrate traditional tasks such as spinning, basket making, cooking in an outdoor clay oven, candle making
Become a Volunteer
We'd love to have you! Please fill out our online form below and let us know what sorts of things interest you.
We’re always looking for interesting artefacts that reflect the heritage of the LaHave river area. However, our Collections Committee accepts or declines donations on an individual basis, based on the item’s ability to enhance our historical purpose.
The museum is operated by the Lunenburg County Historical Society (LCHS), a registered society, whose mission is to accurately and interactively interpret the heritage of the LaHave estuary and its hinterlands, to protect and care-take the significant character defining elements of this National Historic site, and to actively celebrate the LaHave community from the first inhabitants to present day.
We are also extremely grateful for bequests, which are instrumental in upgrading as well as maintaining our exhibits.
The support of local companies is vital to keeping alive the history of where we all live and work. You can support us with a corporate membership, sponsorship of an event, or sponsorship of a specific display or interpretive panel.
Contact us for more details
Find out how you can be a part of this community initiative.