Lunenburg's Museum Without Walls

       Places and People through their Stories create a Family’s Heritage.

      A collection of Family Heritages becomes a Community's Heritage.

Walk to or in-person.

EXPLORE through online or in-person FREE Self-Guided Walks the rich Foreign Protestants* heritage & culture as Nova Scotia's earliest non-English speaking & multicultural community with its 600+ built heritage Places contributing to our National Historical Site of CanadaUNESCO World Heritage Site designations.   
For online Exploratory Learning or Pre-Trip Planning Walks, use a computer.
When enjoying in-person Self-Guided Walks through Lunenburg, use mobile devices in landscape mode.

Register FIRST for a FREE Guest Membership to save your FREE Self-Guided Walks and selected Places to your personal Favorites file AND to enjoy FULL access to ALL other Society Resources rather than just the limited views for our casual visitors. OR …

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*Who were these first Foreign Protestants?

Originally landing in Halifax (1749-1752), these immigrants came from Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France and Holland to help colonize Nova Scotia on behalf of the British who were in competition with the French to take control of the territory. Many descendants of these original settlers still today make up a large part of the Nova Scotia's South Shore's population while over a million others now populate both Canada and the United States. More Foreign Protestants History.

*Are you or a family member a descendant of these Foreign Protestants?

To determine, use our digitally indexed lists of Founding Families Names based upon the original, handwritten notes of Winthrop Pickard Bell, PhD, Professional Historian and that led to his book Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770), written by Winthrop Pickard Bell, Ph.D. and published by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D., Amateur Genealogist and Historian.