Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Mahone Bay, the Mahone Bay Museum is a community museum led by a Board of dedicated volunteers and a small staff. The Mahone Bay Founders Society is our parent organization, a membership based, registered charity.
The Museum provides visitors and locals alike with an in-depth understanding of our community’s heritage.
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Many North Americans can trace their roots back to the historic town of Mahone Bay which was settled over 260 years ago. If you are a descendant of one of the original settlers or are researching your family’s genealogy, our display on the “foreign Protestants” may be of particular interest. We have ships lists from the time of the original settlement and graveyard listings of Lunenburg County. The Mahone Bay Museum also contains a small research facility, with records from two Mahone Bay businesses operating in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The museum’s research room is available for use during open hours throughout the summer.
The operation of our museum would not be possible without the assistance of our hard-working volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers; persons interested in volunteering for the museum and/or the Founders Society should contact us.