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.
Remembering the Forgotten Dead - Nova Scotia and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920. Over 2,000 Nova Scotians were killed, more than in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, and it dramatically changed the lives of many others, but has been largely forgotten by most.
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 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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