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Memory Lane Heritage Village

Tourism Region: Eastern Shore

Memory Lane is a living history museum that portrays rural life as it was on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia during the 1940s.



28 Clam Harbour Road
Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia
B0J 1Y0

Telephone: (902) 845-1937
Fax: (902) 845-2501

Mailing Address: 
Memory Lane Heritage Village
PO Box 1937, Lake Charlotte, Nova Scotia
B0J 1Y0

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

Antique Car Show (June)
Model Boat Festival (July)
Antique Show and Tell (August)
Harmonica Festival (August)
Keating Family Reunion (August)
Family History Gathering (September)
Heritage Dinners (June - October)

Open: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM, every day of the week, from June to October.

October 1st to May 31st

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Tour & Chow (meal) special

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students

About Collections

Items in use during the 1940s period in the Lake Charlotte area communities. Items used during work or leisure in the home, or, industries of boatbuilding, blacksmithing, fishing, farming, lumbering, gold mining, or cookhouse. Also related to the community life (church, school, store).

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 5000


Records relating to the social and economic hstory of the Eastern Shore.

Architectural Records • Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Microforms • Films and Videos • Photographs • Sound Recordings • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Clothing of the 1940-1950 period. Household items in use during te 1940s, but many dating to earlier in the 20th century.

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Glass

Human History

All of the collection reflects items used during the 1940-1950 period, demonstrating many innovations introduced during this period.

Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Communications Devices • Electricity • Fisheries • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging • Marine History and Technology • Oral History • Toys and Games • Transportation : Marine : Motorized ground : Non-motorized ground : Space

Services & Activities

Guided Tours
Lunch (Chow) and snack menu
Wheelchair accessible
Group Tours and Special Group Meals
Family Reunions
Weddings and other gatherings
Workshop facilities

Research Services

Genealogicial and archival records relating to local history and families of the Eastern Shore (Musquodoboit to Sheet Harbour).

Archival Records • Films • Genealogical Research • Information Centre • Library
Other: Digitized community photo database

Educational Programs

School tours
Group tours

Demonstrations • School Programs : Age 0-4 (Pre-School) : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP) • Seniors Programs

Visitor Services

Meals, washrooms, rest area, gift shop, information, guided tours

Guided Tours : English • Audio Guides : English • Children's Activities or Services : Playground • Information Centre or Desk • Meeting Room Rental • Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Washrooms • Special Needs Facilities : Washrooms : Wheelchair access

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 40

Activities: Guides and animators
Collections management
Genealogical research
Food services / events planning
Oral histories

Member Privileges

Free admission
1/2 price admission to special events
Free admission to research facilities
Discount on facility rental

Food Services

Chow menu in lumbercamp cookhouse:all food is homemade (some grown in the Memory Lane garden). Includes soup, beans, brown bread, sandwiches, gingerbread, iced tea and lemonade. Special grooup tour meals available with advance bookings. Candlelight heritage dinners offered biweekly during the summer. Catering and special events.

Catering Services • Restaurant

Internet Services

General InformationCollectionsEventsVirtual ExhibitionsEducationDirections or Map

Other Services

Family Reunions

Publications & Products

Oral history
Local genealogies
visitor's guide

Brochures • CD-ROMS • Museum Guide • Postcards • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Videos