Thursday Evening Heritage Spotlight Talks & Cookhouse Suppers

Thu, July 25 - Thu, September 05, 2024

2024 Spotlight Series

Dinner served 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Illustrated Spotlight Talk 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Cookhouse will be featuring a special menu and at 7pm, local history experts and enthusiasts will present a free, ½ hour illustrated “talk” on a local history topic followed by a brief Q&A.

A reservation is NOT required to attend the Heritage Spotlight Series talks for 2024. However, Supper reservations are required if you want to enjoy the Cookhouse Supper.

The Heritage Village buildings will be closed during the talks but the grounds will be available for an evening stroll.

View the Supper & Heritage Spotlight Series Schedule below for menu details and Heritage Spotlight Series topics.

Cookhouse Supper:

Served 5PM to 7 PM (Reservations Required)
Please reserve online by the Tuesday before your visit. If you are reserving your Supper tickets less than 48 hours ahead of time please call 902-845-1937 to confirm availability.

*All meals come with choice of tea or coffee, lemonade or ice tea
** Cold Plate or Vegetarian option also available with advance request

Reserve Your Supper >

Please refer to the schedule below for menu details for each Thursday evening.*
Regular $28 / Members $25 / Under 12 yrs. $15
Cash Bar Available

2024 Supper & Heritage Spotlight Series Schedule


Thursday, July 25

Lore, Legends, and Lies: Searching for Blacks presence on the Eastern Shore
Presented by Carm Robertson

Cookhouse Supper: 
Crunchy Fish Pie Oh My with Risotto, 1940s Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Thursday, August 1

A Contested Landscape: Archaeological Investigations at the Lawrencetown Township Site (BdCu-08).
Presented by Robert Shears

Cookhouse Supper: 
Creamy Mild Butter Chicken & Basmati Rice, Peach Cobbler

Thursday, August 8

Icelandic Traces on the Eastern Shore: Settlement, Gold Mining, and Memory
Presented by Jay Lalonde

Cookhouse Supper: 
Sausage Casserole with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Layered Coffee Cake Parfait

Thursday, September 5

Archaeology and Climate Change on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore
Presented by Andrea Richardson

Cookhouse Supper: 
Vegetarian Lasagna & Caesar Salad, Apple Surprise

Previous Talks From This Season

Thursday, July 11
Gold, Glaciers, and the Opening of the Atlantic- the Geologic Evolution of the Eastern Shore
Presented by Professor Grant Wach, Dalhousie University
Cookhouse Supper: Tuscan Chicken Pasta paired with Tossed Salad, Summer Strawberry Bars

Thursday, July 18
European Settlement in Clam Bay, Clam Harbour, and Little Harbour Prior to 1800
Presented by Gordon Hammond
Cookhouse Supper: Crustless Quiche alongside Greek Potatoes, Streusel Crumb Rhubarb