Support Us

There are many ways you can support the Lunenburg Heritage Society and we appreciate all that you do for us.


We want YOU as a member of the Lunenburg Heritage Society!
Join our dynamic group of committed members as we work towards the promotion and preservation of Lunenburg’s heritage.

Why should you join?
• You believe in our goals to preserve and promote Lunenburg’s unique heritage and to tell the story of its cultural, social and economic development. Whether you can trace your family tree back to the 1753 settlers or are new to Lunenburg or somewhere in between, you understand the importance of heritage to our town.
• You want to work with others that share your interest and passion for heritage. That interest can reveal itself through architecture, research, education, fundraising, event planning, conservation, and many other areas.
• You want to feel a sense of community and work with others who share your values.

Join us and help preserve Lunenburg’s past for the Future!

As a member of the Society you are invited to our Annual General Meeting held in April and may join us at any of our Board meetings.

Membership dues:

$10.00 – single membership
$15.00 – family membership

You can join us in the following ways (please complete membership form below)
• online (link coming soon)
• eTransfer (to
• Mail (Send cheque to: Lunenburg Heritage Society, PO Box 674, Lunenburg, NS, Canada B0J 2C0)
• In person at the Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (during operating hours June 7 to September 30)

Membership Form – please complete if you haven’t submitted a paper form – Thank-you!

Please provide names of family members in comments if purchasing Family Membership.
Membership payments are not yet available through our website.
If yes, please place the amount in Comments , plus full name and address for issue of tax receipt. Thank-you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of the Lunenburg Heritage Society. There are many ways in which you can help. Volunteering opportunities are varied and flexible in time commitment, scheduling and experience required (we will train you). They are a great way to learn more about the work of the Lunenburg Heritage Society and those involved.

Here are a few ideas for how you can help:

Fundraising Event Volunteer opportunities: Join an organizing committee, set-up or tear-down, work on the day of the event, contribute refreshments, distribute posters, etc.
The fund-raising activities of the Society are a crucial part of our operation and have been tremendously successful for many years. From the end of one event through to the beginning of another, our dedicated Committees are busy around the year to bring quality heritage house tours, folk art, and other special events to the Town of Lunenburg. From the monies raised by these activities, the Society has been able to operate the Knaut-Rhuland House as a Museum.

Knaut-Rhuland House Museum Volunteer opportunities: cleaning or set-up of museum for opening and closing, research, organize exhibits, gardening, painting (e.g. steps, doors), light maintenance, September greeter, refreshments for opening day, sewing (e.g. drapes, costume alterations), etc.
The Knaut-Rhuland House Museum is a seasonal museum that is staffed by paid guides and an administrator from June to the end of August. These staff are usually not involved in the opening and closing of the museum and are generally only responsible for light cleaning and maintenance. This museum is dedicated to the interpretation of life in Lunenburg from the late 18th century to the first quarter of the 19th century and is the only residence open to the general public. Its operation relies on the support from volunteers, donations and government grants.


Donations are vital to the ongoing work of the Lunenburg Heritage Society and the operation of the Knaut-Rhuland House Museum. Fundraising for the Knaut-Rhuland House Renewal conservation project is underway: check out our progress here.

Canadian Charitable Tax Receipts are issued (upon your request if not completed online). Please provide your full address for your receipt.

You can donate in the following ways:
• eTransfer (to and please include your full address for tax receipts)
• Mail (Send cheque and full mailing address to: Lunenburg Heritage Society, PO Box 674, Lunenburg, NS, Canada B0J 2C0)
• In person at the Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (during operating hours June 7 to September 30)
NEW!! We are now able to accept Securities Transfers. Please contact us for more details.

Donations are accepted without the purchase of a membership.


If you wish to sponsor the Society as a business or personally or would like to provide donations in-kind, please contact us directly at .

Lunenburg Heritage Society
Canadian Registered Charity
RN: 119025815RR0001