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A Taste of Something New: Adapting to Food in a New Country

Settling in a new country may pose many challenges for immigrants

There are language barriers, cultural differences and, often, difficulties getting accustomed to the climate, to name only a few. Though there are countless other adjustments we may discuss relating to immigration, one important and certainly relatable challenge is adapting to new and unfamiliar foods.

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Borders, Groups, Statistics: Researching Immigrant Arrival at Pier 21

How do I find a passenger list? Is there a ledger? What if my ancestor came from a country that no longer exists? While the Scotiabank Family History Centre at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 does not physically hold documentation pertaining to immigrant arrival, it has access to a large number of passenger lists, ship manifests, immigration records on microfilm, and information on all ports of entry into Canada. There remain some misconceptions about the nature of these materials.

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Fenton's Adventures

If you attended a festival in Halifax this year, including RibFest, Buskers or the Newcomers Welcome BBQ, it's possible you met Fenton, the Museum's most huggable bear.

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