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October is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is #MakeAnImpact. Every Wednesday we will be featuring a woman who made an impact on Dartmouth or Nova Scotia’s history. All the posts will be gathered here for you to read en...
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Our exhibit, Explosion! Dartmouth’s Ordeal of the 1917 Disaster, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. It opened to the public on July 14, 2017 and is scheduled to remain until January 2018. One particular artifact on display that...
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by Shannon Baxter This is the 10th and final entry in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...
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by Shannon Baxter This is the ninth in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the world...
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Did you know that 338 people from Dartmouth served in the First World War? 337 men and 11 women. Of the 348 people from Dartmouth who served, how many...
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Featured image is at the launch of ‘Bluenose’ in Lunenburg on March 26, 1921. (Knickles Studio photo. Used with permission) This Sunday, March 26, marks the 96th anniversary of the launch of the legendary schooner Bluenose, commonly known to be...
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My name is Courtney Mrazek and I have been a heritage interpreter at Evergreen and Quaker House for the last three summers. The time I have spent at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum has afforded me valuable skills across many arenas, including practical and hands on...
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