L’acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire, Our Story

The Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia includes 34,585 people with French as their mother tongue. This represents 3.8% of the population of Nova Scotia. We are proud to host many books and resources in our collection created by and about our Acadian and Francophone community, as well as a digital, historical display at Central Library titled L'acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire / Our Story. Learn more about these resources.
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Halifax’s Own Royal: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

By Kristine Leger, Staff Member, Halifax Central Library | Have you ever wondered why there are so many pubs, streets, and even a province in Canada called “Prince-Edward”-something or “Duke of Kent- something”? Most of them are named in tribute to a well-known resident of Halifax, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820). Edward was the first member of the British royal family to live in North America for an extended time...
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Gaelic Fruitcake: A Recipe Quest

By Joanna, Staff Member, Central Library | The cookbook Nova Scotia Cookery, Then and Now features recipes drawn from the Nova Scotia Archives and modernized by local chefs and food industry specialists. One of the featured recipes in this cookbook is for Lunenburg Fruitcake. I was intrigued by the archival recipe that provided the inspiration: “Gaelic Fruit Cake”, originally created by a Mrs. J. H. Wyman in a local church cookbook called The LaHave Cook Book (1912)... 
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