Monday is Heritage Day celebrating the community of Africville. Check out all what’s on for the family this weekend right here:
New Interview with Executive Director Juanita Peters discussing our new traveling exhibit "A Walk Through Africville" http://pmd.news957.com/podcasts/atlantic_talk_shows/SMshow/juanita-peters-sms-02-03-20.mp3
Wondering what to do on Heritage Day? Everything you need to know is here
Did you know this year’s Heritage Day is to honour Africville? Lots of way to laugh and learn. Click here to learn more about Africville Heritage Day
Upcoming Events for the Africville Museum.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to see you there
Two new Articles about the new Africville Exhibit opening at the Museum of Industry
- Geoffrey BThe staff were extremely welcoming and informative on the history and stories that come from Africville. One can't help but feel the impeding industrialization that the residents would have felt as the area is surrounded by the busy piers and container ports of Halifax. The interactive and detailed displays throughout the reconstructed church paint an accurate picture of what life was like before and after the forced expulsion of the African Canadian community here. This would be an ideal place to bring your family or school group to learn of this dark period in Nova Scotian history. The adjacent park is also a great place to run around and take in the surroundings. The spirit and determination of Africville comes alive through the staff and stories told via the museum.
- Chris BA nice, small museum that serves as a sad reminder of our all-too-recent hateful history. The demolishing of Africville is still very much within living memory, and it's very visible beyond the church interior what Halifax had done to its taxpayers here; by intentionally surrounding it with heavy industry and polluting facilities. The staff was very helpful and admission was a good price. You can read the primary documents of the city's apology and listen to the spirits celebrating the removed neighborhood. Definitely recommend the visit, and feel free to ask lots of questions!
- Stef MThis is an important part of Canadian history and worth the trip.