“Nestled in the middle of an ever developing streetscape, the house at 5517 Spring Garden Road is a piece of our collective story;” Read more from Vicky.
In 1931 Halifax's first airport opened. The airport provided commercial flights, then became an army base during WWII, before finally being redeveloped into a residential space. Read more.
Born in 1876, James R. Johnston became Dalhousie Law's first Black graduate. Tragically, his life was ended too soon after being shot by his Brother-in-Law.
With a recent surge of interest in how local streets got their names, the Halifax Municipal Archives dives into how the decision is made.
In recognition of the anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, staff at the Halifax Municipal Archives wanted to take the time to go over some of the Explosion-related records that are available at the Archives. While Nova Scotia Archives and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are the local centres for research on the Explosion, the material from the Municipal Archives is an important complement to those records, and it is all available online at our Halifax Explosion Source Guide.
One of the key elements to identifying historical images is you! Elena shares sleuthing tips and recounts recently solved photo mysteries.
In recognition of Fire Prevention Week October 4-10, 2020, Halifax Municipal Archives wants to highlight its Fire Department records, including an amazing collection of photographs. Across the Dartmouth, Halifax, County, Bedford, and HRM Fire Departments, there are photos of everything from training, outreach, ladder demonstrations, the aftermath of fire scenes, to firefighters in the act of battling blazes.