Heritage? It’s who we are.

The Lunenburg Heritage Society was formed in 1972 as a registered charity with a mission to save Lunenburg’s unique architecture. While continuing to advocate for historic building conservation, the Society has grown to preserve and promote the full diversity of Lunenburg’s cultural and natural heritage. From Mi'kmaw habitation to the Acadian and Foreign Protestant settlements through Confederation... we tell Lunenburg's story. Nova Scotia's heritage strategy provides the integrated vision and framework for this undertaking.

A Treasured Past, A Precious Future (PDF 1.4 MB)

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. 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
RN: 119025815RR0001

Upcoming Events

Lunenburg Heritage House Tour

Save the date! Plans are underway for our next Lunenburg Heritage House Tour on June 8, 2019.

Coming Soon! Reprint of Lunenburg – Inventory of Historic Buildings

Our pre-orders of  Lunenburg – Inventory of Historic Buildings will soon be here! Thank-you to everyone who pre-ordered a copy of this wonderful book. We will contact you when it arrives!

If you didn’t pre-order the “Inventory” will be available for sale at $50 (no tax). The book will be available at the Knaut-Rhuland House Museum and through our online Gift Shop.

This iconic book, originally published in 1984, documents Lunenburg’s Built Heritage located in the Historic District as well as many other significant sites within the town. Although originally distributed to all residences in the town, copies are now costly and difficult to find.

If you wish to be contacted when they are available, please email LunenburgHeritageSociety@hotmail.com
or use our Contact page.

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Your charitable contribution will help ensure the Lunenburg Heritage Society can continue to preserve and promote Lunenburg's heritage.


If you share our goals and objectives join us as a member. As a member you can vote at annual and special meetings, volunteer for executive roles on the Board of Directors or chair standing committees.

Contact Us

125 Pelham Street
Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Phone: 902-634-3498

Gift Shop

Your purchase supports the work of the Lunenburg Heritage Society and helps preserve Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.