The team is back this summer, building on work done in 2017 and 2018, an archaeological excavation is taking place at Fort Saint-Louis in Port La Tour, Shelburne County.

Our Museums

The Nova Scotia Museum is responsible for the provincial collection of over one million artifacts and specimens. As well, we oversee the maintenance of more than 210 buildings, four floating vessels and nine locomotives. 

Archaeology Dig

The team is back this summer, building on work done in 2017 and 2018, an archaeological excavation is taking place at Fort Saint-Louis in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Founded by Charles de la Tour, this 17th century fur trade post depicts early encounters and early trade relations between French settlers and the Mi’kmaq in the region known by the Mi’kmaq as Kespukwitk.

Events

June 4, 2019 to October 1, 2019
Haliburton House, Windsor
Tuesday evenings 6pm    Meet in the Haliburton House parking lot.  New and experienced players...
June 27, 2019 to February 1, 2020
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
​ Living in Mi’kma’ki-Acadie-Alba Nuadh-Nouvelle-écosse-Nova Scotia means living with the sea. Like...
July 2, 2019 to August 27, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Tuesdays in July & August: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hey kids! Join us in the Maritime Museum of the...
July 3, 2019 to August 28, 2019
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Join us at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic for Story time on Theresa E. Connor 10 am Every...

Finding Honeyman

Start the journey of #FindingHoneyman with an interactive timeline of David Honeyman - the first Curator of the Nova Scotia Museum.

Publications

Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum.  Museum publications share research about our collection to advance our understanding of the world and encourage research by others.  Our publications are available electronically through an Open Journal System catalogue hosted by Dalhousie University

 
 

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond was an African Nova Scotian who served not only as an entrepreneurial mentor to young women from her community, but whose 1946 criminal prosecution for daring to violate racial segregation in a New Glasgow theatre marked a watershed moment for civil rights and social justice in the Province, and in Canada. 

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