Heritage Society Mandate

Heritage Society Mandate

The Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society is a non-profit provincially registered society (# 2429150) with federal charitable organization tax status (# 892899568RR0001). The Society's main objective is "to research, acquire, conserve, interpret, exhibit and publicize for the purpose of study, understanding and enjoyment, the material evidence of the human and natural historyof the Lake Charlotte Area on a self-sustaining basis"

The Society currently has five main areas of activity:

  1. Memory Lane Heritage Village
  2. Eastern Shore Archives
  3. Community Photograph Database
  4. The Lake Charlotte Area Oral History Project
  5. The Lake Charlotte Area Coastal Heritage Research Project


Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society

The Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society was founded in 1995 by community members primarily from communities around the "Loop": Lake Charlotte, Ship Harbour, DeBaie’s Cove, Owls Head, Little Harbour, Clam Harbour and Clam Bay, as well as Upper Lakeville, Oyster Pond and East and West Jeddore.

The Society recognized a need for preserving the heritage of these communities, and its creation was spurred on by imminent loss of significant heritage buildings in the area, such as the Hosking General Store. Since its founding in 1995, the Heritage Society has broadened its mandate to serve the communities from the Eastern Halifax Regional Municipality, basically from Lawrencetown to Ecum Secum, following the coastline. We work with other heritage organizations along the Eastern Shore to preserve the social, economic and natural heritage of the area.

The Heritage Society is overseen by a volunteer board of directors, a year-round part-time Executive Director, and over 150 volunteers. As part of its education mandate, the Society owns and operates Memory Lane Heritage Village, a living history museum depicting rural, coastal, Nova Scotia life in the 1940s.

The 2019 Board of Directors are:

Keiver Read (Brentwood) Chair
Jim Livingston (DeBaie's Cove) Vice Chair
Dolores Wilmshurst (West Chezzetcook) Treasurer
Nancy Russell (Head Jeddore) Secretary
Christine Mitchell (Oyster Pond) Director
Fraser Kennedy (Dartmouth) Director
Mansel Eisan (Ship Harbour) Director
Alison Froese-Stoddard (Musquodoboit Harbour) Director
Geraldine Dooks (West Jeddore) Director
Tim Lambert (Ship Harbour) Director
Lantz Siteman (Ship Harbour) Director
Darlene Meade (Ship Harbour) Director
Linda Marks (Dartmouth) Director

The Executive Director is Thea Wilson-Hammond and can be reached at admin@heritagevillage.ca

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