By Staff Blogger Vicky and Halifax Public Libraries' Local History Team | A local trailblazer, let’s take a look at Jim Bigney’s fight for equality, and how he helped change the path of 2SLGBTQIA+ rights in Canada.
Written by Guest Blogger, Kate Foster The Avenue is a small, but significant, historically Black community at the end of Crichton Avenue in Dartmouth. Only a handful of Black families live there today, but the community was once home to over 130 residents and spread over a larger area of land, near Mic Mac Mall…
Written by Madie | The answer to a why the ocean is so special is breathtakingly simple: The ocean supports all life on Earth. But how the ocean takes care of us, and why we need to take care of it in return, needs a deep dive.
By Teens Callie, Allison, Catherine, Kian, Liya, and Bran | Grab your buds, get comfy, and listen to It Came From the Second Floor, a teen podcast for people trying to navigate life and the world, just like us.
"Prior to receiving these photos from the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, I probably wouldn’t have taken the time to look into the history of baseball in Halifax. But the details from the photos, and the historical details that came up in the research for the exhibit, really bring alive not just the sport, but what life was like in the city as baseball was growing popular and as leagues were developing. It’s not just the history of baseball, but the history of a city through significant changes; baseball is a way into the lives of the people who played and watched the games."
By Staff Blogger Vicky | "You take a tour of the Halifax Citadel, attend a service at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and watch the fireworks at Grand Parade—but what do these places have in common? All of these Halifax landmarks, and many more, were constructed with locally sourced stone—and with good cause! People don’t talk about the rocky shores of Nova Scotia for nothing. Let’s take a look at two of the first quarries founded near Halifax, and what they helped to build."
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