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Eastern Shore Families Genealogy Series - Books

The Eastern Shore Families series of publications are the result of decades of research by Robert Kim Stevens. Mr. Stevens has made it his life’s hobby to research and assemble genealogies of families living along the Eastern Shore prior to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Volumes in the Eastern Shore Families series are published in two formats. Some are completed volumes, with a village history and an all-name genealogical index. Others are Genealogical Notes on…Volumes in this format contain fully structured and edited genealogies, but may not have a village history or an index.

There are 14 volumes in total, each connected to a geographic area comprised of several communities.
Please choose the appropriate volume or email us to inquiry which family name are covered by a particular locale.
$35.00

1940s Webber Family Paper Dolls

Careful research allows us to present the “Webber Family” as they would have looked in the 1940s, in both their “Everyday” and “Sunday Best” clothing. The back outside cover has a family history, and the whole inside cover acts as a backdrop for the dolls. The dolls themselves, as well as their accompanying cutouts, are printed on heavier stock to prolong their play life. Complete instructions included.
$15.25

Wooden Building Blocks

Our building blocks are made from a variety of Nova Scotia hardwoods and softwoods. All of the blocks are unfinished so they are safe to chew. They are modular in size and pack away exactly into their own durable wooden box, which creates a puzzle for the user. The box acts as a base for building towers. Suitable for children older than a year. Contains 27 blocks in total, ranging in size from 4 cm to 12 cm.
$35.50

Traditional Playing Card Holder

In rural areas of Nova Scotia card playing, especially “45s” was, and still is, a popular evening pastime. These simple, yet functional, playing card holders allow very young hands, or arthritic hands, to hold and display their cards easily. Made of Nova Scotia finished hardwoods.
$6.95

1940s Roller Towel & Holder

Before paper towels, washing machines, and dryers made cleaning-up easy, a roller towel was a convenient way to provide a towel for drying or cleaning. Our fully functional, 1940s era, reusable roller towel is still useful today, especially in kitchens and workshops. Available in heritage red, blue or green, as well as natural with a spar varnish finish. Additional towels also available.
$21.50

Wooden Boat Builder’s Nail Caddy

Norm Hutt of Owls Head, a renowned local wooden-boat builder, probably made the original nail caddy on which our reproductions are based. The distinctive shape allows it to be easily pushed along a rough floor while working underneath a hull. One traditional boat nail is included with each caddy. Available stained to match the original, natural with spar varnish, or unfinished. Makes a great fruit basket.
$45.90

Eastern Shore Families Genealogy Series on CD ROM

The Eastern Shore Families series of publications are the result of decades of research by Robert Kim Stevens. Mr. Stevens has made it his life’s hobby to research and assemble genealogies of families living along the Eastern Shore prior to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Volumes in the Eastern Shore Families series are published in two formats. Some are completed volumes, with a village history and an all-name genealogical index. Others are Genealogical Notes on…Volumes in this format contain fully structured and edited genealogies, but may not have a village history or an index.

Comes as a CD-ROM with a copy of the book in PDF format.
$25.00

Make a Donation-$15, $30, $50, $100, $200

Make a donation to the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society and we will send you a tax receipt. Donation made on this site are used directly by the Society for operational purposes. If you wish to make a donation to our One in One Campaign for the Eastern Shore Heritage Preservation Endowment Fund, then return to our homepage and click on the "how to make a donation" menu. Tax receipts are only issued for donations over $15.
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Lifetime Membership

Purchase a lifetime membership and make a great savings. Membership allows you to vote at our Annual General Meeting, receive free admission during regular operating seasons at the Heritage Village, receive between 50% to 100% off most special event admissions at the Village and 10% off Cookhouse Chow and dinners. It's also a great way to support all the work that the Heritage Society does!
$200.00

2020 Family Heritage Society Membership

This year, due to the Covid-19 situation, we will be counting all membership renewals as donations and you will be given a tax receipt for the full amount of your membership fee. Normally your membership is not tax deductible because the benefits of membership include free admission and discounts on meals and events, as well as voting rights at our Annual General Meeting. This year, however, your membership will not have any monetary benefits to you as we plan to offer free admission to everyone if we open later in the season. Your support means a lot to us every year, but this year, it counts more than ever, as we face a massive revenue loss with the cancellation of event and regular operating hours. Note: A family membership consists of 2 adults and up to 3 youth or children. Please send us an email with the full names to appear on the cards.
$45.00

2020 Heritage Society Individual Membership

This year, due to the Covid-19 situation, we will be counting all membership renewals as donations and you will be given a tax receipt for the full amount of your membership fee. Normally your membership is not tax deductible because the benefits of membership include free admission and discounts on meals and events, as well as voting rights at our Annual General Meeting. This year, however, your membership will not have any monetary benefits to you as we plan to offer free admission to everyone if we open later in the season. Your support means a lot to us every year, but this year, it counts more than ever, as we face a massive revenue loss with the cancellation of event and regular operating hours.
$20.00

The Place, by Robert Milton Ritcey

Life on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in the 1920s –1930s

"Written by a gifted observer and storyteller, The Place is a vivid autobiographical journey back into childhood days spent roaming the neighbourhood of Nova Scotia's renowned Martinique Beach (Lower East Petpeswick) during the Depression and the lead-up to the Second WorldWar. In a big way, this is the tale that we all wish that our parents or grandparents had taken the time to jot down. Indeed, for many of us, it is the story of our ancestors. Read it and you'll love those folks all the more, regardless of their background. Prepare to yearn for your own exploratory trip up the peaceful coast that lies east of Halifax."
Mike Sanders, Senior Archaeologist,
Cultural Resource Management Group

"Robert Ritcey’s memoir of his boyhood in the 1920s and 1930s is brimming with evocative details of everyday life in the coastal village of East Petpeswick, on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Ritcey invites us back to a rural world of small-scale fishing, farming, and logging, of wooden boats and ox-drawn sleds, of one-room schools and party-line telephones. He lovingly describes the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures of his childhood landscape and recalls the hard work and ingenuity of the people who made a modest, independent living on this seabound coast. The Place is a charming portrait of a time now passing out of living memory."
Sara Spike, PhD, Cultural Historian
$20.00

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Memory Lane Gift Certificate

Purchase a Memory Lane Heritage Village gift certificate and give the gift that is sure to go down in the history books!

Gift certificates are valid for:
-Heritage Village Admission
-Cookhouse Meals
-Tour Packages (advance booking required)
-Festivals & Special Event Tickets (when applicable)
-Heritage Dinner Tickets (advance booking required)
-Gift Shop Purchases

Recipient Information:
Please enter the recipient's name in the Shipping Details section (below Billing Details) when you check-out. The name in the Shipping Details section will be the name that is printed on the gift certificate.
Gift Certificates can be mailed directly to the recipient or to you. Just enter the preferred address into the shipping information section when you check out.

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1940s Coastal Village Getaway for Two

Immerse yourself in the salt, sea, and history of the Eastern Shore with this overnight package that combines a heritage experience with fine dining.

A visit to Memory Lane Heritage Village takes you back to a time when cars were still a luxury item, electricity a new phenomena, and party lines an everyday experience. Awaken all the senses through this authentic experience which includes a traditional lumber-camp style meal in the Cookhouse. As the day comes to an end, take a walk, go for a swim or relax on the sand--watching the sun go down at nearby Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park before heading down the road to your dinner and seaside accommodations at Salmon River Country Inn.

While in the area, take a stroll through the gardens at Harbour Breezes Daylilies or stop into Fisherman’s Life Museum in Jeddore Oyster Pond, to see a typical, heritage homestead of a local inshore fisherman--both are conveniently located between Salmon River Country Inn and Memory Lane Heritage Village.

Package includes:
Admission for two to Memory Lane Heritage Village
Lunch for two in the Heritage Village Cookhouse, or takeaway a heritage picnic to Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park.
Overnight accommodation and dinner for two at Salmon River Country Inn
(choice of salmon or lobster)
Complimentary bottle of wine
Continental breakfast for two at Salmon River Country Inn

Please call Memory Lane Heritage Village to confirm room availability and to book your reservation before processing your payment for this package. (Toll Free 1-877-287-0697 /Local 902-845-1937)

Package Conditions:
Price includes taxes and assumes double occupancy.
Package must be booked via phone before purchase to ensure room availability.
Memory Lane Heritage Village is open from June 1 to September 30. Please book your visit to arrive within those dates.
Package price applies to Rooms 2, 4, 5, or 6 at Salmon River Country Inn.
Please let us know at the time of your booking if you would like to upgrade your room to Rooms 1, 3, or 7 for an additional fee. Any upgrades after that should be made directly with Salmon River Country Inn. Any fees associated with room upgrades after the initial booking is made will be paid when you check-in with Salmon River Country Inn.
Check-in details can be found on their website.

Memory Lane Cancellation Policy
All packages must be paid for in advance of check-in date via the online Gift Shop or by credit card over the phone.
Bookings will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
All packages cancelled up to 48 hours before the package date are subject to a 15% administration fee plus any costs that have already been accrued.
All packages cancelled less than 48 hours before the package date will not be refunded.

1940s Coastal Village Getaway for Two (pdf)
$219.00

Please confirm room bookings with Memory Lane via phone prior to purchasing this package.

1940s Family Adventure Package

Come for a day of 1940s adventure at Memory Lane Heritage Village. From simple machines to stilts and games, it’s fun for the whole family! Our 1940s Family Adventure Package is perfect for celebrating birthdays, special occasions, or just for creating special memories.
It's a wonderful multi-generational experience that is completely customizable to suit any age or interest. Choose your own adventure from our 1940s Family Adventure Activities List (link below) and we'll help you plan a visit that will go down in the history books!

Experience Includes:
Pre-trip consultation to customize your visit
Admission to Memory Lane Heritage Village for 2 adults, 3 children (see below for larger group sizes)
2 hours of activities with a personal guide
Demonstrations (pre-determined)
A Heritage Scavenger Hunt with prizes
$25 of reproduction 1940s money to spend in the Hosking Store
A Heritage Lunch in the Cookhouse (or packed lunch to take to Clam Harbour Beach)
Copy of Visitor Guide
10% discount for an overnight stay at any of our Accommodation Partners (please see Accommodation Partners Page for full list)

Conditions:
Must be booked and paid for at least 24 hours in advance.
The group can be added to at an extra $20 per person (includes additional $5 spending money in the gift shop), no charge adding children ages 5 and under.
This experience can be customized for multiple families (please contact for more information).

Memory Lane Heritage Village Package Cancellation Policy
All packages must be paid for in advance via the online Gift Shop or by credit card over the phone. Bookings will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
All packages may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the package date subject to a 15% administration fee plus any costs that have already been accrued.
All packages cancelled less than 48 hours before the booking date check-in will not be refunded, including cancellations due to weather.

Please Note: Bookings must be made over the phone. Please call us to arrange your visit prior to purchasing this package.
1940s Family Adventure Package (pdf)
Family Adventure Activities List (pdf)
$180.00

Clam Harbour Clam Digging Adventure


Our 2020 Clam Digging Adventure will be offered in the month of August. Please check the month of August in the calendar below for dates and times.

The salty sea invites you to harvest its bounty on our Clam Harbour Clam Digging Adventure. It’s the perfect “coastal distancing” activity to add to your 2020 Staycation Summer plans!

Your clam digging adventure begins at Memory Lane Heritage Village, where you will be introduced to the heritage of clam digging on the Eastern Shore. Next, you will meet your guide, Darcy Baker, a fourth generation clam digger. Darcy will guide you to the mud flats of Clam Harbour where he will show you how to use a clam fork to dig white, soft-shelled clams. Learn about the clams and their habitat, techniques for harvesting and how this industry has changed over the years.

Once you have finished "clamming", return to the Heritage Village to enjoy a "feed" of steamed clams in the comfort of the Cookhouse, along with a traditional meal of baked beans, soup, brown bread and gingerbread for dessert.
Your adventure includes a self-guided tour of Memory Lane Heritage Village and a chance to see the harvesting tools used during the 1940s, when clam factories were an important part of the local economy.

Please Note: Excursion dates with late afternoon low tides will reverse the order of activities to start with the meal at the Village and end with digging on the clam flats
Be prepared to get wet and bring water shoes or rubber boots and a change of socks (footwear can be provided with advanced notice, if needed).

Package Includes:
• Custom guided clam digging excursion
• Clam digging tools provided
• Heritage lunch with steamed clams in the Cookhouse
• Heritage Village Admission
• Copy of Visitor Guide and a "surprise takeaway"

Duration: 3.5 hours
Minimum Group Size: 2 adults
Group Pricing (HST Included):
2 adults: $250 ($125 per person)
3 - 4 adults: $95 per person
5 or more adults: $80 per person
Children 12 and under: $45 per person
Family (2 adults and 2 children up to 18 years): $285

Reservations must be made in advance by phone to book your preferred date. Please pay your deposit online after your reservation is made. Balance owing will be settled upon arrival at the Village. Multiple groups may book the same excursion time which may reduce your balance owing upon check-in.

Booking dates and times are pre-scheduled to correspond with low tides.


Please Note: Clam Digging excursions are normally offered between mid-June and mid-September. We are unfortunately only offering this package in 2020 for the month of August. Please scroll through to August in the calendar above to view 2020 dates.
Excursion times posted are not firm due to the changing tides which can be affected by local wind and offshore storm conditions. Exact times will be confirmed close to the excursion date or upon booking.


Memory Lane Heritage Village Package Cancellation Policy
All packages must have a deposit paid in advance via the online Gift Shop or by credit card over the phone. Bookings will not be confirmed until deposit has been received.
All packages may be cancelled up to 48 hours before the package date subject to a 15% administration fee plus any costs that have already been accrued.
All packages cancelled less than 48 hours before the booking date check-in will not be refunded.
Excursions cancelled by the Guide due to weather will be refunded in full.

Package Pamphlet (pdf)

Get ready to dig into this authentic coastal experience!
$100.00

Complete Eastern Shore Families Genealogy Series - Digital Download

The Eastern Shore Families series of publications are the result of decades of research by Robert Kim Stevens. Mr. Stevens has made it his life’s hobby to research and assemble genealogies of families living along the Eastern Shore prior to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Volumes in the Eastern Shore Families series are published in two formats. Some are completed volumes, with a village history and an all-name genealogical index. Others are Genealogical Notes on…Volumes in this format contain fully structured and edited genealogies, but may not have a village history or an index.

There are 14 volumes in total, ranging in 150 to 300 pages each, connected to a geographic area comprised of several communities.

All 14 volumes will be sent to you as individual PDFs. Each book is $25, so total value is $350 CND. A discount of 20% is applied, when purchasing the entire series.

Once you have made the purchase we will send you the digital files of the books in a series of emails. Please note these books are copyright protected, the sharing and duplication of the books is not allowed. All proceeds from the books go to the Eastern Shore Archives to assist with the upkeep and work of this volunteer operated archives.
$280.00

Musique Royale Concert & Dinner - Sept. 19, 2020


We are excited to once again host our annual Musique Royale Concert and Dinner at Memory Lane on September 19, 2020. Click here for full event details
Your tickets include the "Inspired by Music" Heritage Dinner & ticket to the Musique Royale Concert with preferential seating.

Please contact us directly about your seating choices, if any, as well as food allergies or special needs prior to purchasing your tickets


Your tickets will be held at the door under the name of the purchaser. Please check in when you arrive.
$55.00

Eastern Shore Families Genealogy Series - Digital Download

The Eastern Shore Families series of publications are the result of decades of research by Robert Kim Stevens. Mr. Stevens has made it his life’s hobby to research and assemble genealogies of families living along the Eastern Shore prior to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Volumes in the Eastern Shore Families series are published in two formats. Some are completed volumes, with a village history and an all-name genealogical index. Others are Genealogical Notes on…Volumes in this format contain fully structured and edited genealogies, but may not have a village history or an index.

There are 14 volumes in total, each connected to a geographic area comprised of several communities.
Please choose the appropriate volume or email us to inquiry which family names are covered by a particular locale.

Once you have made the purchase we will send you the digital file of the book you select.
$25.00

2020 Eastern Shore Heritage Calendar

An annual publication of the Heritage Society. This year's 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.

All photos are black & white, with a caption and date. All sales support the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society.

This is a great gift item to send to relatives and friends.
Also, a bulk buying deal for members of the Heritage Society will get you 10 calendars for $50.

Canadian postage has been included in the online price. Please select the options below for US or International postage.
Or skip the postage altogether and pick one up at a participating local business.
$14.00

This option of 10 calendars for $50 is only available for pick-up and cannot be shipped. Please make arrangements with us to pick up your calendars.

2020 Handmade Quilt - Raffle Tickets


Raffle Tickets for a Handmade King Size Quilt
Quilt dimensions are 83"x103"

Additional draws will take place for the following items
Locally hand-made Wooden Antique Car by woodworker Joe Cullen.
Watercolour painting of Memory Lane Heritage Village by local artist, Megan Pettipas

Draw will be held December 05, 2020 at Memory Lane Heritage Village (5435 Clam Harbour Rd Lake Charlotte NS B0J 2L0) Proceeds will support the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society and Memory Lane Heritage Village.

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed to you. Please keep your email receipt for your own reference.

AGFT Lottery Permit # is AGD-306227-20
$5.00

Select a Ticket Bundle (NOTE: the price shown beside the choices in the drop down menu is added to the $5 single ticket price for a total of $20 for the ticket bundle.)

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