Everyone is invited to join the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia at Government House, in Halifax, during a wide-ranging series of presentations that illustrate the history and talents of Nova Scotians.
The series is made up of six presentations and runs until April 23rd. The series begins Tuesday, February 12th, with an illustrated presentation by senior archivist Garry Shutlak on the 200th anniversary of Province House, Canada’s oldest legislative assembly. All events are held at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax. The events are free and people must register online at http://lt.gov.ns.ca or by calling 902-424-7001. dest legislative assembly.
Scheduled events are:
- to mark the 200th Anniversary of Province House, Garry Shutlak, senior archivist at the Nova Scotia Archives, will give an illustrated presentation on the history of Province House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- in observation of the 2019 African Heritage Month theme of Our History is Your History, there will be a presentation on Delmore “Buddy” Daye and his legacy through the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Theatre Nova Scotia artists Jamie Bradley and GaRRy Williams, co-creators of the new musical Kamp, will give a talk about how they went from blank page to full script, Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- on the 10th anniversary of its creation, Royal Canadian Air Force Honorary Colonel Dan Hennessey will screen his video Time to Remember, a poignant series of stories from Nova Scotian veterans of the Second World War, Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- to mark the 75th anniversary of the Second World War D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944, historian Jay White will give a presentation on Canada’s role in Operation Overlord that launched the successful invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- acclaimed filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Sylvia Hamilton will screen her 1999 film on African Nova Scotian operatic singer Portia White, Portia White: Think On Me. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period, Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Registration for each event will open two weeks before, on a first-come first-served basis. Visit http://lt.gov.ns.ca for further details.