The morning of Tuesday, December 6, 1917 dawned clear and unseasonably warm in Halifax. The events of that day left a lasting imprint that will forever shape our city’s history.
Our collection includes numerous items about the Halifax Explosion:
Flip through image books that document the aftermath of the explosion.
We also maintain a variety of historical records about the Halifax Explosion at Central Library:
- City Council Minutes
- City Directories
- Vertical Files
- Newspapers on microfilm
- Periodical indexes and databases
You can also download a list of select resources about the Halifax Explosion that are included in our collection.
Remembering the legacy
Halifax North Memorial Library
In 1964, the Halifax City Regional Library Board received $100,000 from the Halifax Relief Commission to support the building of a library in the north end of Halifax which would commemorate the victims of the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Learn about the history of the Halifax North Memorial Public Library, opens a new window.
The branch also features a Memorial Book "Halifax Explosion, 1917." Produced in 1966, it contains a calligraphic listing of all those known to be killed in the tragic explosion.