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On this day in 1849, local portrait painter and daguerreotypist William Valentine died in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Valentine introduced the daguerreotype process to Halifax thus having the distinction as Nova Scotia’s first photographer, one of the first in Canada and...
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...
On this day in 1914, Dartmouth native and journalist, Howard Cormack Wolfe sent this postcard to his mother to tell her that his battalion had departed Quebec City for Europe. Howard was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces’ 8th Battalion...
Since it’s #BacktoSchool time, we thought it’d be fun to share school related photos from our Collection. These photos have been posted daily to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum’s Instagram account for the past week and will be posted until early next...
Last week, April 23-29, was Museum Week and the Dartmouth Heritage Museum participated for the first time! #MuseumWeek is an international online event celebrating galleries, libraries, archives and museums from all over the world.  Institutions of every size and shape can...
On this day in 1912, at 11:40 pm (ship’s time), the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and by 2:20 am the next morning had sunk. At least 1,500 people lost their lives in the disaster. The impact...
Dartmouthians assemble! The Halifax Municipal Archives (HMA) needs your help! They have uploaded an album of just photos of Dartmouth houses and need help identifying some of them. You can browse the collection here and if you recognise any houses either...
  Today is Museum Selfie Day! What is Museum Selfie Day, you may ask? Good question! If there is anything we museum people love doing it’s explaining the origins of things. Well, Museum Selfie Day was started by Mar Dixon,...
On this day in 1804, Joseph Howe was born in Halifax. He was one of the most notable Nova Scotian political figures of the nineteenth century. He was a politician, public servant, journalist, and poet. In 1827, at the age...
Happy #WorldTeachersDay to all teachers past and present! Thank you for your tireless effort and for supporting museums. Enjoy this photo from our collection of teachers at Park School taking a little break. Much needed, we’re sure.   Date unknown....