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Lunenburg County Historical Society and Fort Point Museum
LaHave , Nova Scotia
Tourism Region: South Shore

The museum is located in a former lighthouse keeper's cottage. The point is enriched by 400 years of history, starting with the arrival of Champlain in 1604 and followed by a French settlement established by the Lieutenant General and Viceroy of New France, Isaac de Razilly.

About the Collections
Heritage artifacts of those settlers responsible for the later development of the region
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 1,000

Local history books; Local business archives; personal archives
Cartographic Materials • Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts
Culture: Canadian • European
Media: Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sketchbooks or Albums
Miscellaneous: Folk Art

Human History
Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Archaeological Objects • Ceremonial Objects • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Exploration and Survey • Fisheries • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Industrial Technology and History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Medals • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Oral History • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Transportation : Marine • Local History • Weapons

Services & Activities
Interpretive displays using graphics and photographs; heritage home tours; research on-site

Research Services
People can come and search a small local archives
Archival Records • Genealogical Research • Library

Educational Programs
Classes or Workshops • Discovery Room or Centre

Visitor Services
Bilingual Services • Guided Tours : English : French • Children's Activities or Services • Meeting Room Rental • Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Washrooms
• Other : The view on the point where the river and the ocean meet is amazing. You can also have access to a nice beach where you can find 400 years old beach glass.

Volunteer Services
Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered
Number of volunteers: 30
Activities: Maintenance; tours; museum operation; aid during events; fundraising; marketing; newsletter; photography

Member Privileges
Partcipation in museum activities; receive newsletter; first to know of upcoming events

Food Services
Picnic Area
• Other : It's a great site to have a picnic!

Local Tourism Links
Other Services  • 

Publications & Products

Museum Guide • Posters • Postcards • Newsletters • Brochures • Books • Commemorative Souvenirs

Hours & Admission

Operation: By Appointment  Seasonal 
Open: June 1 to September 30, Daily from 10 to 5. Year round by appointment
Admission: Free
donations accepted

Lunenburg County Historical Society and Fort Point Museum
100 Fort Point Road,  LaHave,  Nova Scotia 
B0R 1C0
Telephone:   902-688-1632
TDD:   phone winter 688-2399
Fax:   902-688-1632

E-mail: lchs-fortpoint@ns.sympatico.ca

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Last updated: 2004 07 05