1919: A Year of Flying Firsts

Written by Kristine, staff member, Halifax Central Library | In today’s world of easy air travel it’s hard to believe that only a century ago human flight was still a novelty. It’s been just a little over a hundred years since very the first short powered flights of the Wright brothers in 1903. Now, at any given moment, hundreds of thousands of people are in the air across the globe.
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Building a History

Many of us wish that we could learn more about the history of our homes, and the buildings we see and visit every day. Wouldn’t it be interesting to learn more about their design, who lived there before, or how neighborhoods grew and evolved around them?
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Mail-Order Catalogues: Dream Books

Written by Kristine, staff member, Halifax Central Library | It’s strange—some of my most vivid memories from childhood involve quiet hours sitting with those extremely delightful things that arrived in the mail every year: the Christmas Wish books from Simpsons, Eatons, and Sears. Now, Halifax Public Libraries houses many of these catalogue "time capsules."
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Faces of Cobequid

The Cobequid Past & Future project is a collaboration between Bedford and Sackville Public Libraries to preserve local history and generate new stories for future generations. Click here to view all posts about the Cobequid Past & Future Project. Photos from residents of Sackville, Bedford, Waverly, Beaver Bank, Fall River, and the rest of the…
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The Sackville River

The Cobequid Past & Future project is a collaboration between Bedford and Sackville Public Libraries to preserve local history and generate new stories for future generations. Click here to view all posts about the Cobequid Past & Future Project. Shots of the Sackville River, Bedford Basin, and others through the years. Floods, community hockey games…
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Stories of Cobequid

A diverse, significant, and beautiful picture of Cobequid's past has emerged from the audio clips gathered at our Bedford and Sackville Library branches. ​Residents of Bedford, Sackville, Lucasville, Fall River, Waverly, and Beaver Bank have shared these stories of growing up, their favourite places, the changes they've seen through the years, and cultural and community milestones.
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Historical Photos

Cobequid through the years. Community members and organizations contributed their photos to preserve and shape an image of the past including the old Acadia School, the Sackville Downs Racetrack, the Bedford Basin and Railway, and many more memories.
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