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Museum to Reopen in May 2015

Exciting things are happening this winter on the Halifax waterfront! Expert historians, museum designers, exhibit fabricators and construction crews will be working hard as we prepare to unveil new permanent exhibits in time for our May re-opening.

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Museum Reopening
May 2015

Watch for details on our reopening events and new exhibitions.


Scotiabank Family History Centre

Open: Nov 3 to May 2015,
Monday to Friday; 9:30am to 5:30pm
at a temporary location:
Lower Annex (across the street from the Pier 21 front doors.)
1099 Marginal Road
Side door

It All Began on a Ship

For Frank Cicchetti, each time he has to answer simple questions like Where are you from? or Where were you born?, heads turn and questions arise. “When I was a kid, it was not pretty. I didn’t know what to say,” recalls Frank. “I was born on a boat.”

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Our travelling exhibition, Canada: Day 1, supported by RBC, will be at the Markham Museum in January 2015.

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The Pier Goes To War: Halifax’s Pier 21 and the Second World War

Canada welcomed an average of almost 13 000 immigrants per year during the Second World War. Read Steve’s blog to learn more about the role Pier 21 played.

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Are you ready to prepare for the Canadian citizenship test? Let us help you! Take part in eight weekly sessions of guided study, led by an experienced Museum educator. The Museum’s Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation Course follows the Discover Canada official study guide published by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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