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

The Lunenburg Heritage Society is currently assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all of its upcoming events and activities. Please revisit this site for updates. Members will be kept up-to-date by email.

Lunenburg Heritage Society Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (Tentative) 7 pm – Postponed from April 21

For the health and safety of our membership, and to allow additional time to maintain social distance protocols or self-isolate, the Board has received permission from its membership to postpone the LHS AGM, tentatively, by 4 weeks to May 26.

Save the date for the LHS AGM. Location to be determined. New AND Existing members welcome.

Knaut-Rhuland House Museum Season Opening

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Join us as we open our doors for our 2020 season! It will have been 20 years since the Lunenburg Heritage Society purchased this stunning house and opened it to the public to share the story of the first 100 years of the permanent settlement of the town.

Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival

Sunday, August 2, 2020

This is an annual MUST for collectors and enthusiasts of Nova Scotian Folk Art! Visitors from across the province, North America, and Europe make the pilgrimage to Lunenburg every August to explore the work of these juried artists!

Visit the festival website to join the mailing list.


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
Email: LunenburgHeritageSociety@hotmail.com

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