African Heritage Month, recent discoveries in Acadian history and the fiftieth anniversary of the Canadian flag are among the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the lieutenant governor.
“It is a great privilege to host these events at Government House, the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians,” said Lt-Gov. J.J. Grant. “Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us this winter in exploring our shared history and celebrating our talented citizens.”
The events are free and will be held at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax. People can register online at lt.gov.ns.ca or by calling 902-424-7001.
Scheduled events are:
— musical performance by Cyndi Cain, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
— reading and discussion, You Had Better be White by Six AM, with author Sgt. Craig Smith, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
–- presentation by author Dianne Marshall and journalist Margot Brunelle, Tales of Government House, Tuesday, Mar. 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
— presentation by Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, The National Flag of Canada Fifty Years On, Tuesday, Mar. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
— film screening, Bounty: Into the Hurricane, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
— presentation by archaeologist Sara Beanlands, Thibodeau Village: Community Engagement, Archaeology, and the discovery of an Acadian past in a Nova Scotia Planter Landscape, Tuesday, Apr. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Registration for each event will open two weeks before, on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit lt.gov.ns.ca for more details.