Memory Lane Heritage Village is a community owned living history museum located in Lake Charlotte, a 50 minute drive east of Dartmouth. Memory Lane is a living history museum that depicts life in rural coastal communities during the 1940s. Visit 16 authentically restored buildings, each filled with the traditional and modern tools, appliances and artifacts from the 1940s time period. Costumed guides relate the history of a general store, church, one-room schoolhouse, boatshop, fish store, homestead, ice house and goldmining complex. Rural industries of mining, forestry, fishing and boat building represented here. Farm animals (lambs, kittens, chickens) also onsite. You’ll hear tales of survival and triumph, of land and sea, of real people as told by their descendants. Discover this era of change, still in living memory, when modern conveniences transformed the lives of rural Nova Scotians forever. The Village Cookhouse serves traditional 1940s food (called chow) from 11 AM to 3 PM. A “Tour & Chow” special is available, as well as senior / youth / and group discounts. Also on site is the Eastern Shore Archives where visitors research their Eastern Shore family roots. The Archives is open one day a week during the summer, and by appointment. Call in advance, and visit our website for more information about our holdings. Village & Cookhouse open daily June 15 to Sept. 15, 11am to 4pm. Gift shop with traditional crafts, books and heritage gifts is open to the public, through the main entrance of the “Hosking Store”. Admission is charged to see the rest of the Village. Children under 12 free. Visit our website for details.