Eastern Shore Archives – Online

Committed to making accessible the heritage of the coastal communities of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore between Lawrencetown and Ecum Secum.


Explore the Eastern Shore Archives – Online and find out what there is to discover

Interactive Storymaps

Explore the Eastern Shore through our interactive map-based apps

Oral History Project

This project starts with you… how can you help?

Historical Maps

Historical maps of the Eastern Shore (Lawrencetown to Ecum Secum)


Our volunteer genealogists are here to help you find your roots

Community Photo Collection

Historic photos from the Eastern Shore (Lawrencetown to Ecum Secum)

Support Us

Find out how to support our work, or add to our collection

Memory Lane Heritage Village

The Eastern Shore Archives is located on the grounds of Memory Lane Heritage Village. It is one of 18 rescued and restored buildings relocated to the Heritage Village site. Opened in the year 2000, the Heritage Village is now an award winning living history museum depicting coastal rural life in Nova Scotia during the 1940s, including life during and after the Second World War. In addition to the history of the Eastern Shore, the Archives also holds a supporting collection of 1940s periodicals and research materials that aid in the authentic portrayal of life during this important decade.