What’s new?

We are now only open by appointment by donation until May 2023. Please contact us by emailing info@mahonebaymuseum.com to request an appointment by donation to visit us while we are closed.

We are a small community museum run by the registered non-profit charity known as the Mahone Bay Founders Society. We protect and provide on-site and online access to the history of the Mahone Bay area to save it from becoming forgotten or lost for the benefit of future generations.

On January 1, 2023, we sent out an email with some 2022 highlights and a few of our plans for 2023. If you’re not on our email list, you can see what we sent out here: https://mailchi.mp/fde1f8a258a1/new-year-new-stairs-a-look-at-2022-and-plans-for-2023?e=26e56438e9

NEW: We’ve made our “Introduction to the History of Mi’kmaq” exhibit text available online in a PDF here: Mi'kmaw Exhibit 2022 Mahone Bay Museum

Our goal was to decolonize the history and many people are surprised that it is written from a different point of view than what we are used.

This exhibit text is still being edited into a shorter version on the museum wall, but we wanted to make sure this longer version is available for visitors in the museum and people online to access.

If you missed our event on August 3rd by Dr. Kenneth S. Paulsen on the Anglican, Lutheran, and Calvinist origins of faith in Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, and surrounding area, email us for more information regarding a recording of the presentation we hope to make available online after the event: info@mahonebaymuseum.com

Our 2022 Exhibits Include: 1754 Settlement, Introduction to Mi’kmaw History, Shipbuilding, the Three Churches, Local Female Artists, Settler Families, Early Kitchens, Local Ceramics Collector Percy Inglis, the First World War, and Antique Toys.

Visit www.mahonebaymuseum.com/collections/
for more information about our current exhibits

Are you interested in volunteering with us?
Complete our online volunteer application here:

Facebook Group to Reunite Mahone Bay Area Keddy Descendants!

We’ve created a Facebook group to create a Virtual Reunion for the Keddy family descendants! If you’re related to the Keddys who came to Mahone Bay area in 1753, you’re welcome to join via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4271135892904214/

Are you related to a different family who settled in Mahone Bay in the 1750s? Don’t worry, you can vote for us to host a reunion for your family too! Vote on our original post here: https://www.facebook.com/MahoneBayMuseum/posts/10158221809794030