New Virtual Exhibit - Nova Scotia and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920

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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. 

New Virtual Exhibit 

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.


May 24, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Come join Professor Deborah Stiles, a sustenance farmer/gardener, and prof at the Faculty of...
May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Ever wonder what to do with all the rhubarb from your garden? This weekend staff at Rosebank...
May 25, 2019
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Children ages 5-12 are invited to join instructor Stacey MacLean & Friends in a day of games,...
May 28, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 pm Aubrey Dauphinee is a native mainland-Nova Scotian who lived and worked on Sable Island for...

Finding Honeyman

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


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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