Nova Scotia Archives

    Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Ave. Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Your best destination for information about "the most comprehensive collection of Nova Scotia historical evidence anywhere."
    Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution
    This collection is vitally important, both for its vindication of wrongfully-convicted Donald Marshall Jr., and for its role in shaping the Canadian and Nova Scotian justice systems we know today.
    Micmac Indians at Shubenacadie Reservation, June 1927
    Mi'kmaq documents and other materials including the Peace and Friendship Treaties as well as 470 newly digitized and transcribed documents. An exhibit with 34 photos are highlighted in Community Gatherings.
    Treaties of Peace and Friendship
    In honour of Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month, the Nova Scotia Archives is pleased to present online, the Peace and Friendship Treaties Collection held at the Archives Building in Halifax.
    Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs
    In 1887-88, George Creed, the postmaster in South Rawdon – but also a keen amateur ethnologist – spent time in Queens County, where he carefully made some 350 tracings from the Mi'kmaq petroglyphs cut into the rocks at Fairy Lake, Kejimkujik.



Please note a delayed opening at 10:30 am on the first Thursday of each month

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Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1W4

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