The Lunenburg Marine Museum Society, through the Board of Directors, is a volunteer group that operates the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and the schooner Bluenose II for the Province of Nova Scotia.
Established in 1972, members of this locally-based, non-profit society represent a wide range of marine and business experience. Their dedicated service to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Bluenose II is well matched with their knowledge of vessel maintenance, engineering, fabrication, retail and accounting. Many members have long-standing family roots in aspects of our maritime heritage.
John Meisner, President
Andreas Josenhans, Vice President
Mary Meisner, Secretary
Lola Greek, Treasurer
The mandate of the Lunenburg Museum Society is:
to operate the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and the Bluenose II on behalf of the province of Nova Scotia;
to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and facilitate discussion about the history and issues related to traditional and modern Atlantic fisheries;
to use a variety of engaging educational programs, experiences, activities, research, publications, and media to promote knowledge and understanding of the Atlantic fishery, and its impact;
to collaborate with other museums, institutions and individuals whose aims support the mission and vision of the Society;
to engage in enterprises that relate to and support the aims and interests of the Society;
to collaborate with and serve the community of Lunenburg in the furtherance of its social and economic development.
The mission of the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society is to promote awareness and understanding of the Atlantic Fishery and its broad cultural, social and economic impact.
Current and future generations will appreciate and respect the impact, innovation, ingenuity, and endurance of the Atlantic fishery.
The Lunenburg Marine Museum Society values:
Stewardship – by preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and the assets in our care, with professional integrity
Education - by sparking curiosity, discovery and increased knowledge
Authenticity – as expressed through contextual and factual interpretation
Innovation - by being forward-looking and creating opportunities for new ideas and knowledge exchange
Community Engagement - by forming lasting, responsive and diverse relationships with our community
Fun - by emphasizing a customer-focused, welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere
Access – by making our facilities and activities broadly accessible: physically, intellectually and financially.
The above will be provided in a respectful environment promoting safety, teamwork and self-improvement.