Memory Lane Heritage Village is a community owned and operated living history museum, managed by the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society. The museum is widely acknowledged to be one of the most innovative and successful museums in Nova Scotia, focusing on the social heritage of the coastal communities of the Eastern Shore between 1940 and 1950.
Two local ad hoc community groups, ‘Seniors for Solar’ (the over 65s) and the ‘Memory Lane Heritage Village Summer Staff Alumni’ (the under 35s), have joined forces to raise $85,000 to install a solar power generation system and other museum-wide electrical efficiency upgrades at Memory Lane. The solar panel system is projected to generate 33-34,000KWh per year, equal to the projected annual power consumption of Memory Lane, thus making it Nova Scotia’s (and possibly Canada’s) first fully solar-powered museum.
The completed project is estimated to offset 25 tonnes of greenhouse gases per year and save Memory Lane about $5,500 per year, a goal that has brought the ‘Seniors for Solar’ and the ‘Memory Lane Heritage Village Summer Staff Alumni’ together in this fundraising project, divided into four distinct campaigns:
- This online crowdfunding campaign
- A ‘Pay for a Panel’ campaign
- A charitable foundations campaign
- A public sector program campaign
Visit our website to learn more about the other campaigns and how you can help!