On August 24, 2022, 12-year-old Emily took over Halifax as Mayor for a Day! At the end of Summer 2021, Emily hit her TD Summer Reading Club reading goal, and was the lucky random draw winner of our Mayor for a Day Grand Prize. She claimed her prize with a smile by helping out Mayor Mike Savage and his team for the day in Summer 2022.
"If there’s one thing archivists hate, it’s a file labelled 'miscellaneous.' This presents a problem for archivists trying to gain control of the records, and makes it difficult for them to get a sense of what’s in each folder well enough to describe it to potential researchers." Looking back on miscellaneous government records from the Halifax Municipal Archives, Archivist Elena Cremonese explores some unique pieces of 1950s correspondence to Halifax's mayor.
Witamy! From early immigrants to Cape Breton in the first two decades of the twentieth century, through refugees of two world wars, war brides, and emigres fleeing communism, to a multitude of professionals, labourers, academics, and artists who have come from the lands of Poland to make a new homeland in Canada, the small but vibrant Polish Nova Scotian community has been making and continues to make significant contributions in all parts of this province.
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