What we do
The Lunenburg Heritage Society was formed in 1972 as a registered charity with the community inspired mission to preserve and promote Lunenburg’s unique heritage and to tell the story of its cultural, social and economic development.
LHS members and patrons provide not only financial support but also give generously of their time and talents to both the Society’s ongoing work and to its special fundraising events. Major undertakings of the LHS include the purchase and maintenance of a late 18th-century residence in Old Town Lunenburg – the Knaut-Rhuland House – as well as the construction of the Heritage Bandstand, a replica of the Town’s 1889 original. The Knaut-Rhuland House serves as a museum portraying life in the early years of Lunenburg’s history while the Bandstand, located near Town Hall in the heart of Old Town, is the setting for many key community events.
How can I support?
The Lunenburg Heritage Society is funded through government agencies, corporate sponsors, Society fund raising events, individual donations, museum admissions and membership fees. We could not operate without the generous support of our patrons and volunteers.
Your continuing contributions are especially important now as the Society undertakes restoration work on the Knaut-Rhuland House National Historic Site of Canada. Each donation helps and is an important source of matching funds for government grants. Make a donation today. All donations are tax deductable and receipts are promptly issued for each donation received.
Lunenburg Heritage Society
Canadian Registered Charity
The Search for Lunenburg's First Defences
Sponsored by Department of Anthropology, Saint Mary's University
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Blockhouse and Gallows Hill, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia