Rita Joe, 1932 - 2007
Rita Joe always sought to overcome what stood in her way by living with kindness, strength and dignity.
Vision and Persistence
Nina Cohen, 1907 - 1991
Preserving Cultural Records
Sister Margaret Beaton, 1893 - 1975
Fighting for Equal Rights
Viola Desmond (1914 - 1965) and Dr. Carrie Best (1903 - 2001)
Aileen Meagher, 1910 - 1987
Aileen Aletha Meagher exemplifies versatility. She ventured down various paths in her life and stood out in each one.
Father Jimmy Tompkins, 1870 - 1953, and Father Moses Coady, 1882 - 1959
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.
Free Spirits in the Fine Arts
The Prat Sisters: Annie, Minnie and May
Touching Hearts Around the Globe
Margaret Marshall Saunders, 1861 - 1947
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.
William Dawson Lawrence, 1817 – 1886
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.
By Marian Munro
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.
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.