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Located In Avondale
Where To Find Us
Avon River Heritage Society Museum
17 Belmont Rd
Newport Landing, NS B0N 2A0
Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region
Social Media Facebook
Phone 902-757-1718 (May - October)
Mailing Address 135 Avondale Rd 
Avondale, NS B0N 2A0
Description & Services
The Avon River Heritage Society is a non-profit, registered charity and organization dedicated to preserving and promoting New England Planter and Acadian history through local genealogical awareness, shipbuilding history, local ecology and cultural heritage. 
The Avon River Heritage Society operates the Avon Heritage Museum, the Planters Sea Chest Gift Shop and Avon Spirit Shipyard in Newport Landing, on the scenic shores of the Avon River on the site where Planter sloops, The Lydia and The Sally, landed in 1760.  
We have a number of great events lined up for the upcoming season! Please visit our webpage for all the details!
Events Calendar link to upcoming events on
Special Information
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Community Organizations ; Museum ; Recreation Categories ; Visual Arts
Categories - General Art Galleries/Exhibits ; Arts Festivals ; Cultural Heritage Programs ; Genealogy Programs/Services ; Historic Preservation ; Local History Programs ; Museums ; Special Interest Clubs