Events Archive

Thu, July 09 - Sat, July 11, 2015

A Grooms Folly: An Original Walking Theatre Production

"Harry thinks he's getting married, but the bride's Father thinks otherwise"


An original walking theatre production performed by the Eastern Shore Players. This comedy will take place in five different locations within the heritage village, and end with an audience interactive grand finale of pie and music.

Walking distances vary, with a maximum of 5 minutes between acts. Some seating available at each scene. If the weather is poor, the rain date will be Sunday, July 12 at 6:00 PM. 

Tickets are limited per night. Please call to reserve, or purchase through our Online Gift Shop

Time: 6pm

Fee: $15

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Sat, July 11 - Sun, July 12, 2015

WWII Encampment

Members of the Atlantic Canadian World War Two Living History Association set up a two day encampment on the Heritage Village grounds. Dedicated to the authentic portrayal of the soldiers, sailors, air force personnel, and civilians of World War Two. The members, in period uniforms, will explain the equipment and role of soldiers during the Second World War. Displays feature tents, medic supplies, artillery, rations and home front items.

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, donations welcomed

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Sat, August 15, 2015

12th Annual Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival


The Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival is the only festival of its kind in Eastern Canada. A celebration of the harmonica and all who play it, regardless of musical preference or style.

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 one 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 Isle of Skye, to the Mississippi Delta.

Festival Tickets & Packages

Festival Pass - $49
Your pass gets you into all classes & demos, the Parlour Jam, the JAMboree, the Evening Showcase and both lunch and supper at the Village Cookhouse. It also includes a 10% discount coupon on overnight at participating accommodations.

Harmonica Festival Showcase - $10
Evening Showcase Only

Harmonica Festival Getaway for Two - $215
The perfect musical get-away for Two! Includes two Festival Passes, paired with overnight accommodation at Salmon River Country Inn and breakfast the next morning. 

Workshop Facilitators/ Special Guests

Catriona Sturton (Ottawa) - Catriona got her start playing harmonica as a teenager in Ottawa.  She has taught harmonica across Canada, and studied from master harmonica teachers in New Orleans and Indiana. She opened for harmonica legend, Jason Ricci on a South Eastern U.S. tour and will be playing shows in the Maritimes in August with Ottawa's Birdy Whyte. catrionasturton.com

Phil Potvin, (Halifax) – Phil has been playing harmonica since he was 12 and has taught for over 20 years. He has played with various musicians and bands in Toronto and Halifax as well as on the ECMA’s in Charlottetown and Halifax. In 2005 Real Blues Magazine named Phil as the #1 Blues Harmonica Instrumentalist for “Rawkin” with Carter Chaplin. He is now working on his own CD. 

Alastair Macdonald, (Dartmouth) - Alastair has Cape Breton roots, grew up in the Musquodoboit Valley, and resides in Dartmouth. He is a songwriter, and has had many of his compositions recorded by Maritime artists and featured in musical theatre productions. Alastair has recorded two CDs of original songs, and is considered a pioneer in performing 'fiddonica', (simultaneous fiddle/harmonica).

Benjamin Feltmate (Halifax) - Drawn to the Harmonica by its wailing, soulful expression, Ben picked up the harmonica four years ago at 17. Building on that passion, Ben now teaches a harmonica class and holds a recital as a part of the student society, DalJam. Extremely excited to be here, this is Ben's second time performing at the Atlantic Harmonica Festival. 

 

Workshops & Activities

All classes require a 10 hole C Harmonica, unless otherwise stated. Harmonica's will be available for purchase on-site. All classes & demos are $5 each, or included in a Festival Pass. Class Tickets, and Festival Passes will be available at the Hosking Store or Click Here to purchase online.

Parlour Jam: "A Kitchen Party in the Parlour!" An all-day jam session in the Homestead, in an informal and comfy setting. This is a "drop-in / drop-out" affair, and perfect for sharing a few tunes or an intimate jam session.

JAMboree!: This is your chance to play a few tunes in an informal song circle style. (i.e. play one tune, then move on to the next person in the circle.) No need to be an expert! Open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. 

Evening Showcase: In the Clam Factory with our amazing line-up of players including class instructors and special guests! 

Class 1: Children Only! (i.e. parents don’t come in) Beginner Class (Free)
Learn One Tune on a C Harmonica with Catriona Sturton
Location: Schoolhouse (#2 on Map)

Class 2: Beginner Camp Fire or Old Time ($5)
Learn One Tune on a C Harmonica with Al MacDonald
Location: Church (#3 on Map)

Class 3: "A Brief History of the Harmonica & its Blues Players" Listening Class (Free)
Audio samples and stories of genre and stylings, led by Phil Potvin
Location: Church (#3 on Map)
*No Instrument Required

Class 4: Beginner Blues ($5)
Learn the basics of blues harmonica with Catriona Sturton 
Location: Church (#3 on Map)

Class 5: Intermediate Blues ($5)
Using 3rd Position, Intro to 5th Position, Improvising, using Pentatonic Scales by Phil Potvin 
Location: Schoolhouse (#2 on Map)

Class 6: Catriona Sturton - "My Personal Journey" Listening Class (Free)
Catriona shares stories of her travels to learn harmonica (from New Orleans to Nova Scotia) and talks about some of harmonica legends she has studied from.  She'll introduce some of her favourite tips and techniques, as well as advice and lore that she's picked up on her adventures.
Location: Church (#3 on Map)
*No Instrument Required

Class 7: How to Loop & Other Technologies ($5)
An introductory course with Ben Feltmate on how to build loops with your harmonica to lead with or back yourself and blend the harmonica with other instruments. Please bring a loop pedal if you have one. 
Location: Schoolhouse (#2 on Map)

 

Time: 11 AM - 10 PM

Fee: Day Admission $8, Teaching Classes $5 each, Dinner $17

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Sat, October 24, 2015

Harvest Celebration Dinner


A lamp-lit three-course dinner celebrating the harvest from the Memory Lane Village garden.

By reservation only.
Click Here to purchase tickets online or call 902-845-1937.

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Time: Cash Bar Opens 6:30 PM, Dinner Served 7:00 PM

Fee: $27 per person

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Menu

Fresh Cheese Tea Biscuits

Cumin Roasted Beet, Swiss Chard, and Feta Salad

Garden Herbed, Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Main
Zucchini Parmesan Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Garden Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Dessert
Apple Crisp Stuffed Puff Pastry with Cinnamon Pumpkin Ice Cream

(Vegetarian Option: Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie)

Wed, June 22, 2016

The Place, by Robert Milton Ritcey - Book Launch


Join us for the launch of a new book The Place, by Robert Milton Ritcey from the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society.

Wednesday, June 22 at 7pm

Books will be available for purchase at the launch and after the launch at the gift shop at Memory Lane Heritage Village or via the online shop.
Light refreshments will be served and the cash bar will be open.

 

Time: 7pm

Fee: Free Admission

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Tue, June 28, 2016

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir Comes to the Eastern Shore


Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir is one of Canada’s very few men and boys choirs in the European cathedral tradition.

Musique Royale presents this choir of boys ages 8 – 12, young men, and men from Halifax in a tour of Cape Breton and the Eastern Shore running June 23 - 28.
The choir will perform in the beautiful historic Clam Harbour Church on the Heritage Village grounds on Tuesday June 28, @ 7pm.

 The tour program features both sacred and secular repertoire from across the centuries, directed by percussionist and choral director Nick Halley, and accompanied by five-time Grammy Award-winner Paul Halley on keyboards. 

Click Here to purchase advance tickets or phone 1-877-287-0697
Tickets will also be available at the door.

Visit www.capellaregalis.com for more information about the choir.

Time: 7pm

Fee: $20 regular / $10 student

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Fri, July 08 - Sun, July 10, 2016

Radio 1942: A Live Re-Creation of a 1942 Radio Broadcast

Radio 1942: A Live Re-Creation of a 1942 Radio Broadcast

July 8th & 9th, 7:00pm 
July 10th, Matinee 2pm

Presented by the Eastern Shore Players.
Includes "The Gillans of Sunnybrae Farm" Radio Play, Musical Numbers, News Readings and Radio Commercials. 

Tickets for the Evening Shows are $12, 
$10 for Heritage Society Members
$5 for under 12. 
Tickets can be purchased in advance via the online shop or call to make reservations
Local: 902-845-1937/ Toll Free: 877-287-0697

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Online ticket purchases can be made until 4pm, Saturday July 9th, pending availability.

 

Pre-Show Dinner of Fishcakes and Beans on July 8th and 9th starts at 5:30pm.
Cash Bar open at 5:30 PM

Time: 7pm

Fee: Evening Shows - $12, Society Members - $10, Under 12 years - $5, Sunday Matinee by Donation (Regular Village Admission applies)

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Serving Fishcakes & Beans Supper for $12 (includes dessert & non-alcoholic drinks).

Sat, August 06, 2016

Double Tribute Show - with Fraser Newcombe & “Pick of the Crop”

Double Tribute Show

Stompin' Tom Connors
Canada's Patriotic Legend

Box Car Willie
America's Most Distinguished Hobo

Featuring Fraser Newcombe & Pick of the Crop
Performance will be in the Clam Factory

Admission $10
Homemade snacks will be available

Tickets will be available for pre-purchase online until midnight August 5th. Tickets will be available at the door, pending availability.
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Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Fee: $10

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Sat, September 10, 2016

Musique Royale Concert & Heritage Dinner


Back by popular demand, Memory Lane Heritage Village will host a Musique Royale Concert in the historic Clam Harbour Church, followed by a lamp-lit three course dinner in the Cookhouse. 

La Tour Baroque Duo
Based in New Brunswick, the La Tour Baroque Duo brings together outstanding early music performers Tim Blackmore (recorder) and Michel Cardin (theorbo) to present inspired programs of 17th and 18th century music on period instruments. The Duo derives its name from Charles St-Étienne de La Tour, Lieutenant-General of the French colony of Acadie in the 17th century. 

Recorder player and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore has received praise in Canada and abroad as a musician of ‘undaunted enterprise, formidable technical powers and lyrical expressiveness’ (London Daily Telegraph). A native of Montreal, Michel Cardin has gained international recognition as a teacher, performer, musicologist and producer. Professeur of guitar and lute at the University of Moncton, which in 1992 awarded him the status of a PhD, he obtained a Premier Prix in guitar from the Montreal Conservatoire in 1977.

Formed in 2009, the La Tour Baroque Duo has performed throughout eastern Canada, Québec, Ontario and the far north as well as in France and in the USA, receiving accolades such as “exquisitely played” and “spellbinding” from critics and audiences alike.

Reservations must be made by the Thursday before the concert. 

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Time: Concert: 5:00 - 6:30. Dinner: 7:00 PM

Fee: $55

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Menu

Featuring guest chef Tarek Kostek of "Tarek's Cafe" in Halifax

Starter 
Mediterranean Mussels served with Fresh Bread
 
Main
Half and Half Beef & Chicken Shawarma
(marinated, grilled chicken and beef)
with Mediterranean Salad, Pita, Hummus and Tzatziki
 
Dessert
Peach Amaretti Parfait

Note: Vegetarian and non-seafood options available with advance notice. Please enquire for details.

Sun, September 18, 2016

An Afternoon with Clary Croft

Clary enjoys an eclectic career encompassing television, stage, film, radio, recordings and numerous publications.  The Encyclopaedia of Music in Canada has  recognized his contribution to Maritime folklore studies and his ongoing research into the traditional music of the Maritime provinces.  He is best known for his continuing work with the collection of his late mentor, Dr. Helen Creighton. 
  
Over his long career Clary has released several recordings and, through his publisher, Nimbus, has written several books including a biography of Dr. Creighton that has just been re-released in e-book form and, his most recent title: Witchcraft: Tales, Beliefs and Superstitions from the Maritimes.  
  
Clary's presentations always include several songs and tales from the area in which he is performing so Sunday's audience can expect some lore and traditional music from the Eastern Shore.  
  
 Reviews of Clary’s work have been consistent throughout the years and The Halifax Mail Star wrote -“... he is the acknowledged master of one of the richest repertoires in Canada.”

Time: 2pm (with tea to follow)

Fee: $20

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Sun, October 02, 2016

A Ghostly Encounter - Last Performance Tonight!

Tonight’s performance of “A Ghostly Encounter” will go ahead, as the weather report is calling for a slight drizzle. Please dress warmly and bring an umbrella. Hot drinks will be served after the performance. Tickets are still available. $15 for adults, $10 for students. Call 902-845-1937 to reserve and leave a message, or email info@heritagevillage.ca. This will be the last performance!

A Ghostly Encounter: An original promenade theatre production written and performed by the Eastern Shore Players. 

This comedy is based on a fictional visit to the village by Helen Creighton, the renowned folklorist who collected and published traditional music and lore of Maritime Canada.  When Helen and her dear friend, Doreen Senior, are lured to the village with the promise of authentic ghostly tales and songs, they arrive eager to take notes. What ensues is a story of misguided plans and the occasional eerie encounter! 

The story is an original composition formed from a series of workshops led by Jeremy Webb (Artistic Producer Eastern Front Theatre).

Many thanks go to production sponsors The Helen Creighton Folklore Society (helencreighton.org), as well as NS Communities, Culture and Heritage for partly funding the workshops.

All productions require advance registration, and are limited to a 60 person audience. Audience members are encouraged to bring a flashlight and to dress warmly as the majority of scenes will take place in the dark. Some outdoor seating will be provided. While this is a comedy, young children and faint of heart may find certain aspects of the production distressing.

Thursday, Sept 29th - 6:30 PM SOLD OUT
Saturday, Oct 1st - 6:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sunday, Oct 2nd - 6:30 PM

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Time: 7:00 PM

Fee: Tickets: $15 (Students: $10)

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Sat, October 22, 2016

Harvest Celebration Dinner

A lamp-lit dinner celebrating the harvest from the Memory Lane Village garden. 
By reservation only.
Cash bar opens at 6:30 and dinner served at 7:00.
Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

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Time: 7:00 PM

Fee: $30

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Menu

Starter
Garden Squash and bean minestrone with fresh baked buns & herb butter

Main
Pork tenderloin with a pear and maple sauce, served with a cranberry vegetable couscous 
Vegetarian Option: Roasted Eggplant (available with advance notice)

Dessert
Pumpkin Streusel Cheesecake Squares with Pear Compote

Sat, November 19 - Sun, November 20, 2016

Candlelight Concert with Musical Friends

Join the Musical Friends choir Saturday and Sunday night in the church for a candlelight concert and sing-a-long. You will leave filled with Christmas spirit!
 

These concerts preceed the Heritage Village's Traditional 1940s Christmas dinner (which require reservations) but the concert is open to all. Rush seating. Doors open at 4:45.

Time: 5:00 PM

Fee: by donation

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Mon, May 29, 2017

Heritage Society Annual General Meeting

The Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society is holding their 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday May 29th at 6pm.

Everyone is welcome, but you must have a 2017 membership to vote. 

Click Here to purchase your 2017 membership.
 

Time: 6pm

Fee: n/a

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Sat, June 03 - Sun, June 04, 2017

Eastern Shore Cold Waters Seafood Festival

Now in our fourth year, this festival is a rain or shine event. 

The cold clear waters of the Eastern Shore yield some of the best seafood in the province. Here’s a chance to sample it at its freshest –clams, mussels, lobsters and fresh and smoked fish along with traditional heritage foods such as Solomon Gundy, Seafood Chowder, and Fishcakes and Beans.

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds

For all the details visit the festival website coldwaterfestival.ca

Time: Village opens at 11:00 AM

Fee: $5 admission, children under 12 free

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Thu, June 15, 2017

Memory Lane - 2017 Regular Summer Hours Start

Memory Lane Heritage Village will re-open for regular summer admission hours on June 15th, 2017 at 11am.

We welcome school groups and group tours into the village starting in late-May.
Click Here to check out our group tour package options and call if you would like to book a group tour. 

We will be hosting a few special events over the winter and into the spring, so keep an eye on our Facebook Page to stay up to date on events, stories, photos and more! 

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.

Time: 11am-4pm

Fee: Regular Admission Fees

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Sun, June 18, 2017

17th Annual Antique Car Show is Still On!

The forecast for Sunday is slight drizzle at times, so the car show will continue as planned.

Enjoy a wide range of vehicles on display throughout the Heritage Village grounds. Special Father’s Day draws and great snacks 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.

Cookhouse Meal:
Pulled Pork Dinner with mashed potatoes, sweet carrots, and rhubarb crisp & ice cream for dessert. $14

BBQ & Snacks on site.

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Fee: $5.00, 12 and under free

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Sat, July 01, 2017

Dominion Day “Old Time” Village Fair

A festive day celebrating the coastal villages in the Lake Charlotte area. Come see remote controlled model boats in action on the Dufferin Pond. Enjoy a free freshly made donut from our vintage Belshaw Donut Robot, then explore the Village with some traditional 1940s games and races with the kids, or try panning for gold. Our special Canada 150 Meal is on in the Cookhouse, so check out the menu below for details!

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.

Dominion Day Schedule, July 1, 2017
10 AM Doors Open, Donuts Await

Outside the Store
Donut making with vintage donut robot

In the Cookhouse (Buy ticket in Store $16) (10-3pm)
Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Brown Bread, Strawberry Shortcake and Beverages (lemonade, ice tea, tea & coffee)

On the Grounds (All day, when bell rings)
Sunday School Games and Traditional Relays on the Playing Field 
(three legged race, potato sack, scavenger hunt)
(will happen whenever the school bell rings and enough children assemble) 

In the Clam Factory
Model Boat Display by the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild

By the Boat Shop
Make your own paper boat 
Sail a balloon and rubber band boat from the store

On the Dufferin Pond 
Gold panning demonstrations (11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM)
Remote controlled model boats will sail on the pond all day

In the Schoolhouse
Write a love letter to Canada on a typewriter
Crazy Eights Tournament (12 yrs and under) @ 1:00 PM
Dominion Day Trivia
Flag History games 

Outside the Webber House
Learn how to wringer wash

Mine Camp
See the machines working 
Hunt for minerals in the rock pile

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, Donations appreciated

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Special Canada 150 Meal: $16
*Please buy ticket in Hosking Store when you arrive

Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Fresh Brown Bread
Strawberry Shortcake
Beverages (Lemonade/Ice Tea/ Coffee/Tea) 

Fri, July 07, 2017

Heritage Variety Show

An evening modeled on the 1940s musical revues put on by communities across Canada to "send off" their men and women overseas.

Presenting a variety of local talent performing musical numbers, instrumental numbers, and readings and theatrics by the Eastern Shore Players.

Featuring Cookhouse canteen serving some wartime favourites.
Cash Bar.

Time: 7pm

Fee: Pay What You Can

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Sat, July 15 - Sun, July 16, 2017

Women’s Heritage Celebration


This year's annual celebration of women’s work in the home and community will celebrate home preserving through a variety of techniques such as jamming, pickling, souring and drying, with activities for the entire family throughout the village grounds. Visit the homestead to make pickles, knead bread, or taste fresh-made jelly. Kids will love cranking the rollers when we wash laundry.

The Old Fashioned Tea Social, and Ecumenical Church Service will both be held on Sunday July 16th.

Workshops & Demonstrations

Jam Making Workshops (FULL)
We will be hosting two JAM Session Workshops with local preserving specialists Hardyware Preserves. Spend the morning making Maritime Blueberry Marmalade or the afternoon making Christmas Jam. Can't decide? Why not make a day of it and do both! Participants take home seven (7) jars of jam from their workshop, plus the recipe, so you can make it again and again.

Registration ends Thursday, July 13th. Spaces are limited. Workshops are now full. 
 

Jam Making & Pickling the Traditional Way
11am to 3pm

Join our volunteers in the kitchen of the Webber Home around the wood burning stove where they will be making traditional rhubarb pickle, currant jelly and other goodies.
 

Preserving Vegetables Through Souring - Demonstration
11am to 2pm

Traditional and Contemporary! Long-time “homesteader” Alison Froese will give a sauerkraut making demonstration, using the traditional wooden cabbage shredders from the Heritage Village artefact working collection. Afterwards, Chef Kim MacPherson of Food Intuition will demonstrate traditional souring techniques in contemporary cooking.

This hands-on demonstration will include pounding the kraut, brining it, using traditional tools & crocks. Since traditional tools will be used, this product will not be available to take home, but some “food safe” samples from commercial sauerkraut producers will be available for tasting. In addition to sauerkraut making, learn about other methods of preserving vegetable safely using the souring method.

 

Atlantic Canadian Military History Association

Members of the The Atlantic Canadian Military History Association will also be encamped on the grounds of the Heritage Village over the weekend of the Women's Heritage Celebration from Friday evening to Sunday Afternoon. They will be featuring displays related to women during the Second World War both overseas and on the home front.

Please Note: Memory Lane Heritage Village has free-roaming farm animals on site and does not allow pets within the Village grounds.

 

Photo Credit: Veronica Horsman
Photos by Veronica Horsman

 

Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, Donations appreciated

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Sat, August 12, 2017

14th Annual Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival


Visit the Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival website at the following link!

harmonicafestival.ca

 

Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Fee: Various

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Visit the Harmonica Festival website for all the details!

Sat, September 09, 2017

Musique Royale Concert & Heritage Dinner


Back by popular demand, Memory Lane Heritage Village will host a Musique Royale Concert in the historic Clam Harbour Church, followed by a lamp-lit three course dinner in the Cookhouse. 

Helios Vocal Ensemble

Helios is Atlantic Canada’s premier vocal ensemble, performing sacred and secular music from the Renaissance and beyond.

Its members include: 
Eszter Horvath (soprano), former music director at All Saints Cathedral, Halifax;
Elisabeth Stones (soprano), National Youth Choir alumna;
Andrew Pickett (alto), former lay clerk at Manchester Cathedral;
Garth MacPhee (tenor), music director at St George’s Round Church, Halifax; 
John Mark Dawson (bass), former boy chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.

They made their début in early 2015 with “Madrigal Mystery Tour,” for the Conference of the Early Modern at the University of King’s College.

Find out more about Helios Vocal Ensemble at their website: www.heliosvocal.ca

Reservations must be made by the Thursday before the concert. 

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Time: Concert: 5:00 - 6:30. Dinner: 7:00 PM

Fee: $55

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Menu

Featuring guest chef Tarek Koste of Tarek's Cafe in Halifax, NS

Starter
Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread

Entré
Chicken Parmesan, with seasonal vegetables

Dessert
Orange Almond Cake

Note: Vegetarian options available with advance notice. Please inquire for details.

Sat, October 14 - Sun, October 15, 2017

Nova Scotia Forest Festival - A Canada 150 Event

The Nova Scotia Forest Festival is a showcase of the many ways Nova Scotians connect to the Province’s forests for their livelihood, housing, recreation, food, and heritage.

For a complete list of activities, click here.

Hand's On Activities:

  • Central Campfire with Songs, Storytelling & Marshmallows
  • Axe-throwing Competition (Must be 18+ years old)
  • Forest Ecology Art
  • Canoeing
  • Maple Syrup Sampling
  • Wood Stacking & Common Hand Tools
  • Wood Bending
  • ATV Rides
  • Marvel at the weight of a 1950s chainsaw
  • Join a Forest Ecologist for a Walk Through the Woods
  • Climb Aboard the Ground Search & Rescue Bus

Enjoy nature walks and educational sessions on everything from wilderness survival and forest ecology to contemporary harvesting and manufacturing 

In addition to these hands-on activities, there will be demonstrations of horse logging, our operational shingle mill and belt-driven woodworking equipment, and a portable saw mill.

The event is free admission with traditional lumberjack meals being served in the Cookhouse. ($10 for your choice of a bowl of Beef Stew, Corn Chowder or Tomato Barley Soup or Baked Beans, along with brown bread, gingerbread and apple sauce and a beverage.) 

Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: Free admission, donations welcome.

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Fri, October 27, 2017

Wood on Water Exhibit Opening


Join us in the Clam Factory for the official opening of "Wood on Water – Traditional Wooden Fishing Buoys of the Eastern Shore"
Friday, October 27th at 6:30 PM.

This new permanent exhibit features traditional wooden fishing buoys from Three Fathom Harbour to Ecum Secum.

Everyone is welcome to attend and see first-hand the wide variety of traditional wooden buoys, from lobster buoys to standing buoys to net corks, which were once common but now rarely seen.

Many of the buoys have been identified so that we know who made or used them. In other cases, we just know where the buoys are from. But in all cases they stand as a testament to the skill and ingenuity of the fisherman who made them by hand from local trees.

Time: 6:30pm

Fee: Free

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Sat, November 18 - Sun, November 19, 2017

Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner

An authentic 1940s Christmas dinner served by lamplight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse.
No turkey! Reserve by August 30th to avoid disappointment.
Cash bar opens at 6:00 PM.

Candlelight Concert with Musical Friends precedes the dinner at 5:00 PM in the Memory Lane church both evenings. 

Click Here to purchase your tickets in our online shop

Please Note This event has sold out. Please contact us at 902-845-1937 or info@heritagevillage.ca if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Time: 6:30 PM

Fee: $28 per person

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Menu

Roasted “Best Bird in the Yard” with Summer Savory Dressing and Gravy
“All the Vegetables from the Garden”
Clam Harbour Cranberry Sauce
Memory Lane Pickles, Plum Bread
Plum Pudding with Rum Sauce
Selection of Tarts and Cookies

Cash bar opens at 6:00 PM

Sat, November 18 - Sun, November 19, 2017

Candlelight Concert with Musical Friends

Join the Musical Friends Choir Saturday and Sunday night in the historic Clam Harbour United Church here at Memory Lane Heritage Village for a candlelight concert and sing-a-long.
You will leave filled with Christmas spirit!

Rush Seating , Open to All

Time: 5:00 PM (doors open at 4:45 PM)

Fee: Free Will Donation

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Fri, May 04 - Sun, May 06, 2018

The Lobster Trap - Dinner Theatre *SOLD OUT*

Back by popular demand!

The Eastern Shore Players presents the second showing of an original murder mystery dinner theatre in the Heritage Village Cookhouse.

Dates: May 4th (Sold Out), 5th, & 6th 

Times: Cash Bar opens at 5:30, production starts promptly at 6pm

The "Lobster Trap" is a comic tragedy featuring a  stellar cast and excellent cooking, all from the fictitious "cookhouse" of the Lobster Canning factory in McCoy's Creek. 

Written by Sue Higgs, with assistance from Pamela Halstead. 

Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased in advance.

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Time: 6pm

Fee: $40

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Menu

Starter: Fresh Rolls and Seafood Chowder
Main: Chicken Paprikash
Dessert: Apple Cake and Ice Cream

Sat, July 07, 2018

The Henman Family - Concert


The Henman's will be playing songs from their CD "Edge of heaven" in support of MADD Canada.

For stories and songs go to www.henmancd.com

Tickets available at Memory Lane Heritage Village in the Hosking Store.

Time: 7:30 pm

Fee: $15

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Sun, July 15, 2018

Old Fashioned Tea Social


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

An Ecumenical Church service in the historic Clam Harbour United Church prior to the Tea at 1:00 PM.

There are two seatings for the tea, at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.

Some seats can be pre-purchased, and some will be held on a first come, first serve basis.
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Time: 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM

Fee: $10 per person

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Sun, September 09 - Sun, September 16, 2018

In/Visible Art Exhibition

‘My shadow rests lightly on the land…fleeting and ephemeral’

During the last fifty years, Charlotte Wilson-Hammond has used her body as a way of accessing the strength, sensuality, vulnerability, beauty, and now the fragility of the female form, all part of the eternal cycle of birth, growth, regeneration, and death.

Three years ago, the artist began a new series of conté drawings and shadow photograph/print/drawings, once again using herself as the subject. In this new work, Wilson-Hammond reflects on the fragility, vulnerability and yet the beauty and strength of this timeless human condition, noting that one of the most mystifying aspects of aging is that one’s presence is diminished within the general public, often to the point of invisibility. The final body of work consists of large (3' x 4.5') drawings using photographs of Charlottes's shadow in the landscape. These are then digitally manipulated, printed on semi-transparent mylar with the resulting image then worked with coloured pencil.

For the curatorial component, Wilson-Hammond had proposed Tila Kellman as the curator for the exhibition. Unfortunately, Tila was in a tragic accident in May 2017, and is now is a nursing home. Because of this, the work has taken on another dimension, emphasizing the truly transient nature of life. Katie Belcher, artist and former director of Eyelevel Gallery stepped into the role of curator.

Charlotte Wilson-Hammond is a visual artist living and working on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. For the past forty years, Charlotte has been an active advocate for the Arts, provincially and nationally. She was a founding member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Eyelevel Gallery and the Coalition for Arts and Culture. As well she has served on the Board of Governors of the Nova Scotia College of Art, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Conference of the Arts and Canadian Artists Representation. She is currently the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust as well as serving on the Board of the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia.

Exhibit Opening, Sunday September 9th at 2:00 PM
The show will be open daily, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, in the Clam Factory until September 16th. It will be open before and during the intermission of the Musique Royale Concert on September 15th.

Time: Daily, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Fee: No Admission Fee

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Sun, September 30, 2018

Regular Summer Hours End


Memory Lane Heritage Village's regular summer hours will end on September 30th at 4pm.

We will reopen for regular visitor hours on June 1, 2019.

There are still multiple events hosted in the Village after this date, so don't close your calendars just yet! Check out the rest of our events list for more fun things to do at Memory Lane throughout the fall including the Nova Scotia Forest Festival, the Eastern Shore Players theatre performance, and Walk Through Bethlehem to name a few!

Time: N/A

Fee: N/A

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Fri, November 02 - Sat, November 03, 2018

Eastern Shore Players Presents “The Secretaire” **SOLD OUT**


This original play is based on a true story about the SS Graig and the drama surrounding a desk from the wreck after it ran aground in 1940 off Egg Island.

The desk exists to this day and was recently donated to Memory Lane Heritage Village where it can be seen in the Webber House.  However, the drama in the play surrounding the desk is, as far as we know, imaginary!

The Players sends out thanks to both Mary Vingoe, an eminent theatre director and playwright, for leading the workshops and to NS Communities, Culture & Heritage for their support.

Tickets are on sale now, to purchase online, click here or call 902-845-1937 to reserve over the phone (leave a message).

Time: 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)

Fee: $15 / $7 for under 18

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Sat, November 10, 2018

Coastal Stories: A History of the Eastern Shore Islands

A public lecture by Dr. Sara Spike

From pre-contact Mi'kmaw occupation and a series of forgotten early colonial encounters, through settler communities that flourished in the 19th century to the traces that remain in shell middens, mossy cellars, and overgrown stone walls, the more than 700 islands that make up the Eastern Shore Islands archipelago have a long and fascinating history. This lecture will share these stories and discuss the community directed research project that brought them to light. * Featuring some new content for those who attended a previous version of this lecture.

All welcome, refreshments served.

Time: 2:00 PM

Fee: Free

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Sat, November 17 - Sun, November 18, 2018

Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner ***SOLD OUT***

An authentic 1940s Christmas dinner served by lamplight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse.
No turkey! Reserve by August 30th to avoid disappointment. **Both Dinners are SOLD OUT** however you can still call to be placed on the cancellation list.
Cash bar opens at 6:00 PM.

Candlelight Concert with Musical Friends precedes the dinner at 5:00 PM in the Memory Lane church. 

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Time: 6:30 PM

Fee: $28 per person

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Menu

*Roast “Best Bird in the Yard”
with Summer Savory Dressing and Gravy

Roasted Squash, Sweet Carrots, Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce & Hardyware Mustard Pickles
Plum Bread

Plum Pudding with Rum Sauce

Selection of Christmas Cookies

Sun, November 25, 2018

“Walk Through Bethlehem” *STILL ON**

Please note the Walk Through Bethlehem is still on. Dress accordingly!

Join us on November 25th when Memory Lane Heritage Village will be transformed into the biblical scenes of the nativity, from the census taking of the soldiers of Caesar Augustus, to the "no vacancy" inn, to the marketplace of Bethlehem, to the birthplace of Jesus in the stable with the animals watching, including the sweetest donkey and a pony! The Bethlehem choir will be performing in the church throughout the duration of the walk, as well as local musicians in the clam factory and at the nativity scene.

This is a wonderful event for singles or families.
Free will offering. Donations will be shared between the food bank and the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society

The "walk" will be open to the public from 4 PM to 7 PM, so come anytime during the duration, please allow at least an hour for your visit.
Warm drinks and treats will be served in the Cookhouse.

Time: 4PM to 7PM

Fee: Free Will Donation

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Sun, December 02, 2018

Lake Charlotte Community Tree Lighting

Join the Lake Charlotte community as we gather to watch Santa and his helpers light the natural tree at the corner of Highway #7 and Clam Harbour Beach Road. Visit with Santa beforehand at Webbers Store and walk down to the tree for the lighting and fireworks. Carry on to the Memory Lane Cookhouse for carols and hot chocolate afterward and to warm up!

Time: 6:00 PM for Visiting Santa; 7:00 PM for Tree Lighting

Fee: free

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