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Samuel Cunard was born in Halifax on November 21st, 1787, to loyalist parents from the southern United States. During the war of 1812, Cunard became a merchant and ship owner, establishing 'A. Cunard & Son' with his father on Upper Water Street…

On May 10th, 1794, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, future father of Queen Victoria, and Major General in the British army, arrived in Halifax from St. Kitts under a twenty-one-gun salute. His mistress, Madame Julie de Saint Laurent, left England…

"Clean Energy" is a term often used to describe wind and solar power. But in 1921, another method of "Clean Energy" called "wave power" was being talked about in Halifax. Newspapers reported that a local man, Osborne H. Parsons, had invented a method…

Clam Harbour was settled in the last quarter of the 1700s. These early settlers built the community’s first church – a multi-purpose building used as a meeting house, school, and place of worship. The original church building was destroyed by a…

On Saturday, May 4th, 1940, at 11.00 pm local time, the British freighter SS Graig ran aground in dense fog on Flint Ledge, some 60 km east of Halifax on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. The vessel had left Halifax on route to the United Kingdom…

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Historic Nova Scotia

Historic Nova Scotia is a free app that allows you to explore Nova Scotia’s rich history. Developed by a number of cultural heritage organizations in Nova Scotia, Historic Nova Scotia is a mobile application that provides an interpretive view of many aspects of the region’s history. Each point on the interactive GPS-enabled map includes historical information about the site along with historic images and other digital resources from Nova Scotia’s cultural heritage organizations. Read more About Us