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Dear Memory Lane Friends...


As the last weeks of the decade roll to a close, and that peaceful time that we all crave hopefully arrives at your doorstep, we bring you a few end-of-year thoughts from the Village elves.

This year was exceptional for our Heritage Society. Many accessibility and efficiency upgrades have taken place in the past months and we achieved a two year goal of installing a solar array on our modern storage building. Sufficient, we hope, to cover our annual electrical costs, and made possible by the generous donations of many individuals, businesses, and organizations.
1940s ingenuity is always top of mind here at Memory Lane. Embracing technological change was a mindset of this time, as was the concept of reusing, saving, re-purposing and making do. It is this mindset that drives the very modern minds behind the historical structures and skills that we preserve for our community and our visitors.
To that end, we look to the future. Next year, in 2020, Memory Lane will celebrate its 20th anniversary. We are deep in the planning stages for the upcoming year and the next four years. We’d like to hear from you, our members, our volunteers, our visitors and supporters. What can we do better? What would you like to see change or stay the same? We’ve created a very simple survey to gather your thoughts. You can access the survey link below.

I would like to thank all of our partners that have contributed to the above projects (ACOA, Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality) and to the many sponsors of our special events (too plentiful to name). Your financial contributions have made all the difference. Thank you also to our business and organizational partners who have taken the time to participate and be part of our events, they are the richer for your presence. To our volunteers (over 156 of them) who collectively contributed more than 5,000 hours of their time, we would be nothing without you. Finally, to you, our fans and visitors, we are honoured that you have visited and we hope you will return in 2020.

Happy Holidays!

Thea Wilson-Hammond, ED

Looking to the Future: Survey


Send us your feedback and help write the next chapter of Memory Lane Heritage Village and the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society.
 
Click here to fill out the survey...

We Made History!

 
This year saw Memory Lane and the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society make history, positioning ourselves as a front runner and example for green innovation in the museum world here in Nova Scotia. Thanks to the support of all of you, we were able to install our brand new solar array, which has been generating electricity for the museum since August. This has made Memory Lane the very first 100% solar powered museum in Nova Scotia (and possibly Canada!)

So far we have produced over 7300 kWh. That's equivalent to 5700 lbs of coal not burned. Not bad eh! It's an example of how green energy solutions can be implemented in many different ways without impacting the visitor experience of stepping back in time and taking a stroll down Memory Lane. We look forward to seeing these innovative solutions spread throughout the museum world. 

Click Here to check out the live page for our solar panels and see how much electricity we are generating in real time! We plan to continue our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and ensure that our heritage is protected for the benefit of generations to come.

Thank you for helping make this project a success!

Holiday Gifting from Memory Lane

What a Deal!

 
Heritage Society Members and Volunteers can take advantage of a bulk purchase deal of the annual Heritage Society Calendar. 10 calendars for $50 (Regular price is $10 each). They make wonderful stocking stuffers or the perfect gift for Eastern Shore folks or history lovers near and far.

The 2020 Heritage Calendar features historical photographs from Mooseland, Murphy Cove, Owls Head, East Chezzetcook, West Lawrencetown, Oyster Pond, Sober Island, Head Ship Harbour, Middle Porters Lake, Ecum Secum, Sheet Harbour, and Musquodoboit Harbour.
Gift Certificates and Memberships are a great way to support Memory Lane and the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society during the gift-giving season. Members get free regular village admission throughout the visitor season and discounts on cookhouse meals, special event admissions, dinner and event tickets, and more. Gift Certificates can be used for everything from tickets and admissions to booking tour packages, including our Clam Harbour Clam Digging Adventure and 1940s Family Adventure!

Click here to visit our Online Shop and give a gift that is sure to go down in the history books!

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