On February 3, 2015, a new statutory holiday began in Nova Scotia. This holiday would honour important people, places, and events in our province. For Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2019, the art and life of folk artist, Maud Lewis, will be celebrated.
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?
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…
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…
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.
What do you imagine the future will look like where you live? Students in grades 4 to 6 in the Cobequid Region entered a story writing contest to predict the future of their neighbourhood.
Photos of the Cobequid Past & Future wrap-up party held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Residents of the Region and those who contributed to the Project gathered to view the products and celebrate Cobequid.
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.
Local youth at the 2017 Summer Reading Club kick-off party at Sackville Public Library envisioned what they think the future will look like and created paintings for the Cobequid Past & Future time capsule.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month and, in this spirit, we are pleased to share with you 25 works by Mi’kmaq authors and artists.