Welcome to our new Manager/Curator – Lyne Allain!

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Lyne is from a small town in New Brunswick. She graduated with Honours in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University and then completed her Certificate in Arts Management in Quebec. Afterwards, she worked with the Joggins Fossil Institute before going to the University of Toronto to enroll in their Master’s of Museum Studies program.

Lyne is excited to be back in Nova Scotia and thrilled to become part of the community of Mahone Bay. She has had the pleasure of working with many museums, large and small but has always preferred the smaller institutions that are very community-oriented. Currently based in Halifax she hopes to move to the South Shore in the near future.


We are currently accepting applications for student positions for our 2016 season!

Please visit our staff vacancies page  for more information.



Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) Grant Award:

Last fall we applied for a grant from the DHCP to enable us to work on our backlog of archival material. We were successful not only in the application but in obtaining the services of John Bell to complete the task.

20160302_104221Following his graduation from Dalhousie University in 1975, John Bell worked at Dalhousie’s University Archives until the end of 1981, when he moved to Ottawa to work for the University of Saskatchewan on the papers of Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker. In 1985, John joined the permanent staff of the Manuscript Division of the National Archives (later Library and Archives Canada). During his 26-year career as a senior archivist at the Archives, he managed both the Diefenbaker and Trudeau projects and worked on the personal and political records of many other federal politicians, particularly cabinet ministers. He also served as the curator of numerous exhibitions and websites. In addition to his archival career, John has long been active as a writer and editor. Among his nearly twenty books are Invaders from the North: How Canada Conquered the Comic Book Universe (2006) and Rebels on the Great Lakes: Confederate Naval Commando Operations Launched from Canada, 1863-1864 (2011), both published by Dundurn Press. He lives in Lunenburg

Heritage Recognition Awards Dinner – April 16th 2016

Tickets are now on sale for our Annual Heritage Recognition Awards Dinner.

They can be purchased online, at Kinburn Pharmasave or from any member of the Board of the Mahone Bay Founders Society.

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