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Hey history buffs, you’ll want to check out a new website coming next month with historic photos and records of this area. The site will be launched at the Mainland South Heritage Society’s Annual Heritage Tea and Display, Saturday, February 16th, from 1-4pm at the Captain William Spry Community Centre, 16 Sussex Street.
To view the archives visit: http://digitalcollections.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/
—–Here’s more about the project—-
Library and Community Archives
In partnership with the Mainland South Heritage Society, Halifax Public Libraries is pleased to provide a sneak peek into the first phase of our Library and Community Archives. The digital archives feature a community archive of historic photographs and the library’s own collection of local historic postcards.
Explore the community’s rich history through the historic photographs of the people, places and events of the Mainland South communities. Communities represented in the archives include Armdale, Bear Cove, Coote Cove, Duncan’s Cove, Ferguson’s Cove, Halibut Bay, Harrietsfield, Herring Cove, Jollimore, Ketch Harbour, Kline Heights, Melville Cove, Northwest Arm, Pennant (East & West), Portuguese Cove, Purcell’s Cove, Sambro, Sambro Island, Spryfield and York Redoubt.
The library’s postcard collection evokes memories of familiar, as well as lesser known HRM landmarks. Personal messages on some of the postcards provide a glimpse into the lives and times of a bygone era.
Keep your eye on this archive as we add more photographs, postcards and communities.
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