Phase One Progress

Phase One – Structural Work to be completed in 2022
Our Goal: $110,000

Our ability to complete the Knaut-Rhuland House Conservation Plan and start the Phase One -Structural Work has been made possible because of our generous donors. Please thank our donors who helped make this happen.

KRH Renewal Campaign Phase One – Structural Work – as of October 1, 2022 $88,910

The Lunenburg Heritage Society is pleased to announce that we have received the following grants as part of our Phase One campaign:
Parks Canada National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places $55,116.50
Nova Scotia Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) – $10,000

More about Phase One Work

Foundation: $61,000 – Shore southern foundation; Rebuild west section of southern wall.
Archaeological:  The Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment (ARIA) draft has been received.
Engineering: A site visit by the Structural Engineer in June assess the foundation wall to determine original construction methods. Further consultation is required.
Once permission is received from the NS Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage and design specifications completed, foundation work will begin. This is currently expected to start in November.


Floor & Wall Structure: $21,000 – Repair basement stair stringer; Reframe current and former stair openings. This work will start after the Foundation work is completed.



Roof : $28,000 – Reframe structure around the western chimney. This work will start after the Foundation work is completed.

Our Fundraising Progress to date

Phase One: $88,910 funds for our 2022 Structural Work.
Conservation Plan Phase: $20,000 raised to develop a Conservation Plan.


The Lunenburg Heritage Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada.

The Lunenburg Heritage Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.