Even though Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province, our people share a rich tapestry of culture and heritage that shapes who we are and where we live. Today, our sheltered bays and inlets continue to welcome newcomers to our shores, solidifying our enviable reputation for hospitality and acceptance of difference. Our legacy of migration can be found in our physical surroundings; in our museums, archives and libraries; in our communities; and in the varied and dynamic nature of our cultural expression. Influenced by the beauty of the land, captivated by a relationship with the sea, and inspired by the desire to not only preserve our roots, but also, invite new roots to grow, Nova Scotians are enriched by who we were and who we have yet to become.
James Early, former director at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution, will be the special guest presenter at two upcoming public events.
Nova Scotians with an interest in developing their Gaelic language and culture skills can apply to participate in a mentoring program that matches them with fluent speakers.
Thanks to the Read Local project, library users across Nova Scotia can now access hundreds of new Atlantic Canadian books on their electronic devices.
Beinn Bhreagh Hall, the stately summer home of Alexander Bell, has been added to Nova Scotia's provincial registry of heritage properties.
Nova Scotians continue to support Acadian and francophone culture by contributing to the Vive l'Acadie Community Fund.
To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Samuel Cunard's first flagship, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will open a brand new exhibit.
Last week, Black federal and provincial legislators took part in the inaugural Black Government Leaders Summit.
The latest book by Nova Scotia Museum Curator Emeritus and author, Ruth Holmes Whitehead, presents the unique culture of the Mi’kmaq through the remarkable and sometimes complex lives of individuals.
Three provincial government employees were recognized with Bonjour! Awards for Excellence in French-language Services.
In the late 18th century, Birchtown, Shelburne Co., was the largest free black community in British North America and the centre of the Black Loyalist experience. Now it is the home of the new Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.