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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.

February 2, 2017

By Marian Munro

Valentine flowers

Red roses have been the quintessential symbol of love and therefore Valentine’s Day. Associated with romance, beauty and perfection they are also expensive.  More recently, blooms such as the Gerbera Daisy are given in February. Their bright colours denote a cheerful beauty, innocence and purity.

November 17, 2016
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mills Brothers

By Martin Hubley

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Mills Brothers 

October 20, 2016
Norway Maple leaves with typical "tar spot"

 By Marian Munro

Dozens of folks over the years have asked about the black spots on the maple trees around the city of Halifax-Dartmouth. These sooty black marks are rarely seen on only one tree. Usually all maples nearby will enjoy these additional adornment. Their presence indicates an infection by a fungus in the genus Rhytisma. Healthy trees can withstand these attacks, although heavy infestations can cause the tree to lose leaves early.

October 18, 2016
Mushroom

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