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Established in 1890, the Dominion Chair Company, has a long history in Bass River. While the company endured many hardships, the Dominion Chair Company became one of Colchester County’s major industries. The company sold chairs across Canada and to…

The game of quoits is recorded as having been played as early as 1762 on McNabs Island by British settlers – the earliest recorded use of the island for recreation. In addition to quoits, McNabs Island was also a gathering place for rowing clubs.…

Some of Nova Scotia's most prominent canoeing, kayak, and rowing athletes got their starts on Dartmouth's own Lake Banook. People of all ages enjoy paddling its waters, competing in regattas, and honing their skills. But the shining lake of today…

Trinity Anglican Church, initially part of the parish of St. Paul’s-Salem Chapel, as it was first known, was first situated on Jacob Street below Citadel Hill. In 1866, a large brick church christened “Trinity Church” was opened on the Jacob…

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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