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Frank Baker’s Diary

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...

From Blades to Boots – Ice Skates and How They Were Advertised

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...

Anyone’s Game: Ladies Ice Skates, for Pleasure and for Hockey

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...

Honouring Our Dartmouth Connections to the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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...

A Soldier’s Skates

by Shannon Baxter This is the eighth 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...

Preserving and Protecting the Starr Skate Collection

by Shannon Baxter This is the seventh 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...

Bluenose: A Dartmouth Connection

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...

Competition for Starr

by Shannon Baxter This is the sixth 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...

The Brennan Family Skates

by Shannon Baxter This is the fifth in a series of articles that will focus on 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...

The Skates of Charles F. Bell, a True Dartmouth Man

by Shannon Baxter This is the fourth in a series of articles that will focus on 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...