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March 27, 2017
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Visit our Canada 150 exhibit this summer, Vanguard: 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians, at the Museum of Natural History, to see whose story is on display.  Be part of the conversation by sharing your stories of remarkable Nova Scotians with us on social media using the tag #NSMremarkable or email us your stories.

March 24, 2017
2010s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

2010s

Building Success

Alex MacLean

March 23, 2017
2000s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

2000s

A Simple Idea That's Big

David Shepherd and Travis Price

Bullying may be as old as the world — but that doesn't make it right.

March 22, 2017
1990s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1990s

Extraordinary Volunteer

Ruth Goldbloom, 1923 - 2012

March 21, 2017
1980s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1980s

All the World's a Stage

Walter Borden

March 17, 2017
1970s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1970s

Poet Laureate

Rita Joe, 1932 - 2007

Rita Joe always sought to overcome what stood in her way by living with kindness, strength and dignity.

March 16, 2017
1960s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1960s

Vision and Persistence

Nina Cohen, 1907 - 1991

March 15, 2017
1950s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1950s

Preserving Cultural Records

Sister Margaret Beaton, 1893 - 1975

March 14, 2017
1940s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1940s

Fighting for Equal Rights

Viola Desmond (1914 - 1965) and Dr. Carrie Best (1903 - 2001)

March 9, 2017
1930s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1930s

Flying Schoolmarm

Aileen Meagher, 1910 - 1987  

Aileen Aletha Meagher exemplifies versatility. She ventured down various paths in her life and stood out in each one.

March 8, 2017
1920s - 150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

1920s

Community First

Father Jimmy Tompkins, 1870 - 1953, and Father Moses Coady, 1882 - 1959

March 7, 2017

1910s

A Cause Won At Last

Edith Jessie Archibald, 1854 - 1936

Like a number of other socially prominent women of her era, Edith Jessie Archibald felt responsible for leading and assisting those less fortunate.

March 3, 2017
150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians - 1900

1900s

Free Spirits in the Fine Arts

The Prat Sisters: Annie, Minnie and May

March 2, 2017
150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians - 1890

1890s

Touching Hearts Around the Globe

Margaret Marshall Saunders, 1861 - 1947

March 1, 2017
150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians - 1880

1880s

Anna & the Arts, Education and Rights

Anna Leonowens, 1831 - 1915

Wikimedia Commons – Portrait of Anna H. Leonowens

One does not have to be born in Nova Scotia to make a difference here. Anna Leonowens is one of many to demonstrate that.

February 28, 2017
150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians- 1870s

1870s

Thinking Big

William Dawson Lawrence, 1817 – 1886

February 27, 2017
150 Years of Remarkable Nova Scotians - 1860

We are committed to telling Nova Scotia’s stories to the world. Last year our team worked with a provincial advisory committee and a local researcher to develop a list of Nova Scotians to be part of a special exhibit. These are the people whose stories opened our minds, and we hope they will open your mind too.