Have you seen the commemorative plate that our friends at Westcote Bell Pottery have donated to us as we celebrate 40 great years at Fort Point Museum?

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This great piece is a raffle item! So, that means you have the chance to be the proud owner of this one-of-a-kind creative piece. We are selling tickets at the Museum and at all of our events, so be sure to support Fort Point Museum and get your raffle ticket the next time you visit.

The draw will be held at the annual Lahave Folk Festival on September 5, 2012.

We have a special exhibit this year that focuses on local families of the Lahave and surrounding areas. Volunteers from the collections committee have put together wonderful photo storyboards, featuring the families of the Denys, Pernette-Miller, Pentz, Getson, Himmelman, Publicover and Romkey.

There is also a 25 minute video “loop,” scrapbooks and oral histories of Gordon Whynacht, Frances Romkey and Brady Himmelman. Loads of other fascinating histories as well!

The exhibit is a real treat for locals and travellers alike. Find out more about how your family and/or the historical families of Lahave and the surrounding areas influenced the community as we know it today. Stop by the museum to check out this exhibit. Remember, admission is FREE (donations are graciously accepted).  

Becoming a member of the Lunenburg County Historical Society is one of the easiest ways to support Fort Point Museum. We offer some nice perks too! Interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership? We’ve recently added a page above called “Become a Member” where you can obtain more info and a PDF file with a membership form you can send to us.

Oh, and have you checked out our website? There is a great page under “The Museum” that walks you through the highlights of our rich history. Check it out by clicking here

We are now open for the season, so please come ‘sea’ us soon!

Planning your trip to Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore? Make it a day on the LaHave. Here’s some tips for a fantastic day:

  • Take the LaHave Cable Ferry across the LaHave River
  • Stop for brunch at the LaHave Bakery
  • Drop by Fort Point Museum to check out the historic site’s great view, rich history and more!
  • Head to one of the nicest beaches in Nova Scotia– Risser’s or Crescent beaches
  • Swing by Petite Riviere Vineyards for a great wine tasting
  • Head back to Bridgewater or Lunenburg for a great dinner… with many, many delicious options!

A great day with memories you will treasure. It’s a visit you will want to make again.