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Special Events

In addition to the daily tours and demonstrations, a series of Special Events are held throughout the year. Generally, special admission fees will apply.
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Society Selling House

The Heritage Society recently received the donation of a house and land at 38 Clam Harbour Beach Road. The Society is now in the process of selling it with the proceeds going into the Eastern Shore Heritage Preservation Endowment Fund (One in One Campaign).

The property is assessed at $70,400 and the Society is now accepting offers that exceed this amount.

The terms of the sale are “as is” and all interested parties should email Gordon Hammond at endow@heritagevillage.ca or call him at 1-902-845-2946 for further information or to view the property.

At this time we are not listing the property with a real estate company but instead seeking a quick sale so any reasonable offer will be accepted.

For more information about the property go to Information Sheet on House Sale. 

Date: Thursday October 10th, 2013
Location: 38 Clam Harbour Beach Road
Fee: n/a
Hours:
n/a


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Summer Student Job Opportunities

There are several job opportunities for students under 30 years of age returning to full time studies in September. All jobs listed here are pending approval from various federal and provincial job creation programs, and so may or may not be available at the time of hiring. All applicants should write a cover letter stating the reasons for their interest in working at the Heritage Village. All applicants must include 2 current references. We regret that due to the large quantity of applications, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Click here for Artifact Cataloguer Position: Artifact_Researcher.pdf

Click here for Junior Animator Position: Junior_Heritage_Animator.pdf

Click here for Marketing & Event Assistant: Marketing_Assistant_and_Event_Coordinator.pdf

Click here for Heritage Programming Position: Heritage_Programming_Coordinator.pdf

Date: Thursday March 13th, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: no fee
Hours:
10-4


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


14th Annual Antique Car Show

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A Father’s Day outing the whole family will love. Enjoy a wide range of vehicles on display throughout the Heritage Village grounds. Special Father’s Day draws and live music in the Clam Factory. Plus kids can challenge Dad to a Kub Kar race after they have made their own car in the Boatshop. Snacks and a variety of Cookhouse meals available on site.

Rain date is June 29th.

 

 

Date: Sunday June 15th, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $5.00, 12 and under free
Hours:
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Eastern Shore Cold Water Seafood Festival

The cold clear waters of the Eastern Shore yield some of the best seafood in the province. Here’s a chance to sample seafood at its freshest: Lobsters, Mussels, Oysters, Clams and Smoked Fish along with traditional heritage foods such as Solomon Gundy, Clam Chowder, Boiled Herring and Potatoes, and Fishcakes and Beans. Family activities and skills demonstrations, as well as a touch tank and an ocean-themed art exhibit by local artisit Charlotte Wilson-Hammond. Check back for full schedule and more details closer to the date.
 

Date: Saturday June 21st - Sunday June 22nd, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village Grounds
Fee: $5 admission, children under 12 free
Hours:
10 AM - 4 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Women’s Heritage Celebration

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This annual celebration of women’s work in the home and community will celebrate the art of rug hooking with an all-day hook-in on the Saturday and a weekend exhibit of traditional and contemporary hooked rugs. Visit the homestead to make pickles, knead bread, or taste rhubarb jelly. Kids will love cranking the rollers when we wash laundry. Check our website for a complete schedule of demonstrations, Sunday Tea Social and Ecumenical Church Service. An event for the whole family.


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Date: Saturday July 19th - Sunday July 20th, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Free Admission, donations welcomed, $7 for Tea Social
Hours:
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Church Service and Afternoon Tea Social

Ecumenical Church Service, 1:00 PM

In our historical church, we present a 1940s style service with hymns on the pump organ. In honour of women and their work in the home and community.

 

Afternoon Tea Social, in the Clam Factory, $7 per person

An old fashioned summer tea party in the Clam Factory using antique china and serving lots of sandwiches, squares and our famous butter tarts.

Date: Sunday July 20th, 2014
Location: The Clam Factory, Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Service (Free) ; Tea Social ($7 per person)
Hours:
1:00 PM (Church) & 2:00 PM (Tea Social)


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Heritage Variety Show

A variety show with a difference. Check back closer to the date for full details. We'll have 1940s music, Eastern Shore music, special performances from the Eastern Shore Players, recitations and more. Due to the popularity of the show, it will run on Friday at 7:00 PM and a matinee show on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Date: Friday July 25th, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Dinner: $12, Variety Show: donation
Hours:
Dinner: 5:30 PM, Variety Show 7:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Variety Show Evening Meal 

Meals begin at 5:30 PM:


Option 1: Bottomless bowl of mussels, fresh bread, apple crisp and beverages.
Option 2: Cookhouse chicken with parsley potatoes, carrots and green beans, apple crisp and beverages.


Cash bar opens at 5:30 PM.


11th Annual Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival

Spend the day with musicians who love this unique and versatile instrument. If you have ever thought about playing the harmonica, this is the place to start. If you played in the past and it’s now gathering dust, we’ll inspire you to start again. And if you’re a regular player, you’ll be happy to jam or share a tune with other professional and amateur performers.

This is a relaxing and intimate festival, held on the grounds and inside the Heritage Village historic buildings.

The festival ends with a two hour showcase concert featuring harmonica players from all musical genres, from the Isle of Skye to the Mississippi Delta.

DAY PASS ONLY $25.00 Includes: Admission, Classes, JAMboree, and Lunch. 

(2014 Workshop Schedule TBA, but similar to below):

2013 Workshop Schedule 

11:00 - 11:45  Beginner “Old Time” Class
Learn One Tune on a C Harmonica with Alastair MacDonald
In the Church


11:00 - 11:45 Children Only! (i.e. parents don’t come in) Beginner Class (Free)
Learn One Tune on a C Harmonica with Rick Smith
In the Schoolhouse


12:00 - 12:45 Adult Beginner Blues Class
Learn One Blues Tune on a C Harmonica with Phil Potvin
In the Schoolhouse


12:00 - 12:45 Celtic Stew
Celtic and Folk Techniques Demonstration and Discussion with Alastair MacDonald and Mike Currie
In the Church
*No Instrument Required


1:45 - 2:30 Brief History of the Harmonica & its Blues Players
Audio samples and talk by Phil Potvin
In the Church
*No Instrument Required

 

2:45 - 3:30  Intermediate Melodic Blues "Back Harp" Class
Getting more out of the harmonica, tips and tricks for the intermidate player with Mike Farrington.
In the Church

 

2:45 - 3:30  Beginner Class- Camp Fire Tune
Learn One Tune on a C Harmonica with Rick Smith
In the Schoolhouse

 

Festival Schedule:

10:30                  Registration begins for festival passes, classes, etc.

11:00 - 1:00        Morning Classes.

11:00 - 2:30        Parlour Jam

1:00 - 2:30          Lunch in the Cook House

2:30 - 3:15          Afternoon Classes.

3:00 - 4:30          JAMboree! (Bar Open)

5:00 - 6:30          Dinner in the Cookhouse.

7:00 - 10:00        Harmonica Showcase 

 

2013 Evening Showcase line-up includes:

Derek Caine, Mike Currie, Mike Farrington, Andrew Gillis, John Kennedy, Alastair MacDonald, Kathy & Mike Milton, Phil Potvin, Greg Simm, Rick Smith, James Thurgood & Paul Tupper

 

Check the Harmonica Website too for more information at http://www.harmonicafestival.ca/index.html

 

Date: Saturday August 23rd, 2014
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $5 Day Admission, $5 per class, $10 for evening showcase, $49 Festival Pass includes lunch and supper, day and evening events.
Hours:
11 AM - 10 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Musique Royale Concert & Dinner

We are excited to bring our 4th Musique Royale Concert and Dinner to Memory Lane.

Performers and menu to be annouced closer to the spring of 2014.

Musique Royale, now in its 27th season, is cross-province festival that brings performances of early and traditional music to settings of historic and cultural significance in communities throughout Nova Scotia.

The Clam Harbour United Church provides an unforgettable venue for the Musique Royale concerts. This simple church (seating is limited to 90) built in 1891 features superb acoustics in an intimate setting. However we do recommend that you bring a cushion for the "puritan pews".

We will have great overnight packages available, check our gift shop closer to the date for details and to order tickets.

To View Seating Plan for Church, follow this link:

Church_Seating_Plan_PDF.pdf

 

Date: Saturday September 6th, 2014
Location: Clam Harbour United Church at Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: $52 preferential seating includes "Inspired by Music" Heritage Dinner, some concert only tickets available at $25/ticket
Hours:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 or 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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