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Fort Point, in the village of LaHave, is the site of the First Capital of New France. The Dublin Bay area was first visited by Samuel de Champlain in 1604, when he and Sieur de Monts anchored in Green Bay for 4 days before travelling on to the Bay of Fundy. In 1632, Commander Isaac de Razilly, first Viceroy and Lieutenant General of New France, built Fort Ste. Marie de Grace on the point of land at the mouth of the LaHave River. It was, from 1632-36, the First Capital of New France. Today, this site is known as Fort Point, a National Historic Site and home of Fort Point Museum and Lighthouse. This community museum is operated by the Lunenburg County Historical Society.
The museum is currently closed for the season. Come visit us for our 2016 Re-opening June 1.
Job posting: Museum Guide/Interpreter:
Job is dependent on qualifications and Provincial government student funding program eligibility. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to Fort Point Museum, 100 Fort Point Road, LaHave, NS B0R 1C0 or by email to email@example.com. Please visit our Facebook page for more info.
Lobster Supper: May 29. Details to follow.
Potluck Dinner Meetings (2nd to last Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm):
AGM - October 18, 7 pm.
Museum Open daily from June 1st to September 1st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Grounds open all year round.
ATTENTION VISITORS: Due to renovations, our viewing platform and lighthouse tower will be unavailable this season,
but the main museum and grounds are open as usual.
ATTENTON VISITORS: Due to renovations, our viewing platform and lighthouse tower will be unavailable this season.