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Feature Stories

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.

Four Nova Scotia Museum sites are giving people a chance to work with archaeologists as part of Public Archaeology Day on June 13.
A partnership for Gaelic Awareness Month has created a unique art exhibit on display and available online.
The Nova Scotia Plants book, by Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell and Nicholas M. Hill, is a comprehensive catalogue of the province's flora that can now be downloaded for free.
Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a new holiday that honours the remarkable people, places and events that have contributed to this province’s rich history.
The theme for 2015 is “Social Justice - Roots of Progress” and it pays tribute to some of the many people who have helped guide our steps on the journey.
The history of the Black Loyalists is a fascinating one, and beginning Wednesday, January 7, CBC will be broadcasting the long-awaited mini-series that tells the story of 3,000 black refugees who came to Nova Scotia in 1783.
A collaborative exhibit created by photographer Eliot Wright, jeweler and metalsmith Liz van Allen, and the Museum of Industry, What Remains is an exploration of industrial archaeology through art and artifacts.
The Nova Scotia Provincial Library is pleased to present “Shelf Life”, a new blog all about the people, places, events and programs that make libraries great.
Through funding opportunities, research projects, policy support and services, the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage works to better understand and serve Mi’kmaq communities throughout Nova Scotia.