Lunenburg's Museum Without Walls

Welcome to our digital museum celebrating the heritage of Nova Scotia's earliest immigrants. Our simple concept ...

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

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

For Foreign Protestants' Founding Family descendants and other curious heritage sensitive visitors, we provide two distinctive learning approaches...


   ...some of the most respected and recognized professionally published Foreign Protestants' historians/genealogists:

 ...and passionate Foreign Protestants' descendants who became amateur private publishers of their historical and/or genealogical efforts:

A WAlK to LEARN EXPERIENCE... either online 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 also enjoy FULL access to ALL other Society Resources, including our Members Store, rather than just expereince the limited views for our casual visitors

... Begin Your Walks HERE!

*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 Dr. Winthrop Pickard Bell, professional and published historian and that then led to his book Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770) and published by Dr.  J. Christopher Young, Ph.D., amateur genealogist and historian.