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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.
Potluck Suppers and Presentations: Members of Lunenburg County Historical Society and guests are invited to the multi-purpose room of the museum on the third Tuesday of each month from April to October.
Coffee house social and washer toss in the gardens every Wednesday at 1pm
July 11, 2014: Local Art Exhibit, displaying a unique collection from the artists of “The Maritime Painted Saltbox”.
July 5, 12, 19, 26: “Back in the Day” Saturdays: Experience an aspect of life from times past. 1-3 pm.
July 15, 2014: Potluck: David Maxwell - Heritage Apple Trees and the history behind them.
August 19, 2014: Potluck: Leif Helmer, NSCC Faculty and Environmental Planner
Multicultural Festival: Sunday, August 17, 1-6 pm.
LaHave River Folk Festival: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Museum Open daily from June 1st to September 1st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Grounds open all year round.
ATTENTON 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.