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July 22, 2022
Black Loyalist Heritage Center

 

In Canada the first day of August is designated Emancipation Day, recognizing the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1834. In Nova Scotia, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs Tony Ince introduced legislation marking Emancipation Day in April 2021.

July 12, 2022
June 28, 2022
Lunenburg view from the harbour with dories in the water.

Cameron Frail, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The morning light is calmed by high, dappled clouds, and the sea around Adams and Knickle wharf is an opaque turquoise. There’s an elation among the people gathered today as the 70th annual Dory Rowing Competition gets underway.

February 28, 2022
March Break 2022

March 14 to 18, 2022

We are happy to welcome you back to the Nova Scotia Museum.  We continue working to create a safe experience for you and our staff. Please note that public health guidelines will continue to be followed at our sites, wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in our indoor spaces. Check out our “Know before you go” guides on each museum website to help prepare you for your visit.

February 16, 2022
Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site in spring.

2022 Honouree: The Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Landscape of Grand-Pré becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site, we will celebrate the rich heritage of this landscape which features an exceptional traditional agricultural settlement still in use today and an iconic place of memory for the Acadian diaspora.

December 23, 2021

Check Museum websites for their “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

Museum of Natural History

Halifax, Nova Scotia
naturalhistory.novascotia.ca

Christmas Eve

Closed

Christmas Day

December 15, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup (approximately) cold water

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September 24, 2021
Ross Farm Museum, blue sky day.

After a wonderful summer season, some of our family of 28 Museums will be closing for winter off season.  Next month is your last chance to explore some of our sites until next year, closing dates are listed below.

Nova Scotia will recognize September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day to acknowledge and reflect on the legacy of residential schools and the vital role it holds in the reconciliation process.

September 24, 2021

Updates from the field

Our team is still on site at archaeology dig at Fort Saint Louis National Historic Site, a seventeenth-century fur trade post situated in an Mi'kmaq coastal landscape.

Archaeology action shot! Wesley lifts our most complete clay tile this year and stows it safely in its own container. Next it will head to the lab to be cleaned and repacked. We re-use pill bottles for smaller, delicate finds too.

September 21, 2021

 

September 16, 2021

Photo 1: Katie Cottreau-Robins extracting a sample of charcoal from a deep corner of the unit. Charcoal can be sent for carbon-14 dating and give additional insight into the occupation period.

Photo 2: Volunteers Chris and Marian working away on two areas of Operation J. 

September 13, 2021

A quick update, the team was rained out today. They hope to start finding artifacts this week. 

Photo 1: SMU grad student Wesley flying his drone for some overhead images of our various excavation units

 

August 12, 2021

 

Items from the Nova Scotia Museum Collection

2021 marks the first year the Province of Nova Scotia officially recognizes Emancipation Day. Emancipation Day is marked throughout the Commonwealth as the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1834.

July 26, 2021

As most of us already know, the Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, bringing in approximately 160 billion tons of water twice a day and exposing kilometers of muddy tidal flats. But have you ever wondered what could be living in these tidal flats?

June 16, 2021

The Nova Scotia Museum is pleased to welcome you back to our sites!

  • On June 15, 2021, Government announced that admission fees to all Nova Scotia Museum sites would be waived for the months of July and August, 2021.
  • Free admission in July and August does not extend to enhanced visitor experiences, such as special tours or programming.
February 22, 2021
March Break 2021 at the Nova Scotia Museum

March 15 to 19, 2021

We are happy to welcome you back to the Nova Scotia Museum.  We continue working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Please note that public health guidelines will continue to be followed at our sites, wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory in our indoor spaces. Check out our “Know before you go” guides on each museum website to help prepare you for your visit.

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