Nova Scotia Archives

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School Projects

Are you researching a school project? Our website chronicles the people, places, and events that make up Nova Scotia's history through original records, photographs, maps, and more. Below we have divided our web exhibits into 15 categories so you can get a head-start on your research.


Notable Nova Scotians

Learn about Nova Scotians who have made their mark on our history.


Nova Scotian Artists

Explore the lives and work of some of Nova Scotia's most recognized artists.


Images of our Past: Photographers

See images of our past through the work of Nova Scotian photographers.


African Nova Scotian Resources

Learn about the history of African Nova Scotians, from slavery and abolition to Africville.


Acadian Resources

Six web products explore the history of the Acadian people in Nova Scotia, from their settlement and deportation, to their communities and culture.


Families of Nova Scotia

Learn about 18th and 19th century life through the records of some of Nova Scotia's oldest families. Discover your own Nova Scotian past through Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics.


Mikmaq Resources

Explore the history of the Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia, and learn about their culture and traditions.


Gaelic Resources

Learn about the province's Gaelic roots and their continuing culture, heritage and traditions.


How Government Works

See some of the earliest records of government in Canada through two web products.


Nova Scotia and the Sea

The sea has shaped everything in Nova Scotia, from the landscape to the economy. These web exhibits show the province's timeless bond with the sea.


Tourism in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has always been a place to visit and enjoy! Explore the beginnings of the tourism industry in the province through three web products.


Our Communities

Explore photographs, maps, newspapers, books, and city directories that illustrate the evolution of the villages, towns, and cities of Nova Scotia.


Built Heritage

Learn how to unlock the history of your home and see the changing landscape of our communities.


Disasters and Loss

Explore detailed examinations of the Halifax Explosion and the sinking of the Titanic through photographs, film clips, newspaper and magazine articles, and original documents.


Occupations and Recreation

Nova Scotia at work and at play! Learn about some of the oldest occupations in the province and the history of Nova Scotian sport and recreation.