Vanguard: 150 years of Remarkable Nova Scotians

Women and Men who Changed and Inspired Nova Scotia, 1867—2017

In case you're wondering, yes, it was a challenge to select only a few dozen Nova Scotia difference-makers for this exhibit — considering there have been several million Nova Scotians since 1867.

Our picks were guided not by celebrity but by the impact, legacy and worthy example we felt these individuals made. With these selections, we aim to reflect Nova Scotia's history, identity and diversity. 

And yes, there are many remarkable people not presented here. We had only so many spots. We would be delighted if this exhibit sparked further conversations about the past, present and future of our province.


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.