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January 12, 2018
Research Camera Captures Cliff Collapse

 

By: Tim Fedak, Acting Curator of Geology, and Regan Maloney, Fundy Geological Museum.

The phenomenal power of the Bay of Fundy tides is one of the great wonders of the world. Twice a day 160 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy. The tremendous amount of water causes regular coastal erosion.

December 4, 2017

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 we will commemorate 100 years since the Halifax Explosion. Explore this story map of that fateful day.

November 27, 2017
Nova Scotia Museum’s holiday gift guide

 

Find incredible gifts for everyone on your list with the Nova Scotia Museum’s holiday gift guide!

 

Museum of Natural History

Marine mammal paper dolls - $12 

Humpback Whale plush - $12.95 

November 23, 2017
Halifax Explosion

 

Last month the Nova Scotia Museum with our friends from the Nova Scotia Archives and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library, presented at both the Social Studies Teachers Association of Nova Scotia and Association of Science Teachers conferences. Check out our session descriptions below and links to resources to enhance your lesson plans.

 

July 31, 2017
Archaeology - final post from the dig site

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 27, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 7

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 27, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 6

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 14, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 4

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 14, 2017

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 14, 2017
Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 2

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

July 13, 2017
Scenic shot looking out from the site

This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site.

April 26, 2017
Help us find a Maud Lewis image

Maud Lewis (1903-1970) spent her life in Nova Scotia. We need your help finding a photo of her to use in our #Canada150 exhibit VANGUARD: 150 years of remarkable Nova Scotians.

Did your family have a connection to Maud Lewis? Is there a photo of her in an old family album? We would love to use your image in our exhibit!

April 12, 2017

Piece of ill-fated ship, is there more out there?

Nova Scotia Museum technician John Tate has questions. Do you have answers? 

March 27, 2017
Thank you for voting

Voting ended March 24

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.

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