Halifax Explosion
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100 years have passed since the Halifax Explosion happened and we are asking everyone to take a moment to remember. In 2017 there will be many ways to commemorate the occasion, including engaging and thoughtful events.

Leading up to the anniversary on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, we will share details about a variety of commemorative events and projects. If you have an event you would like us to include, please contact us with the details.



Opening on June 15 and running until December 31, 2017, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will host two special exhibits in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. 

Collision in the Narrows: The 1917 Halifax Harbour Explosion is a new exhibit that investigates the impact the Explosion had on those who suffered it, as well as our world today. 

Hope and Survival: The Halifax Explosion Memorial Quilt is an extraoridinary piece conceived by artist and Portia White Prize winne, Laurie Swim. This monumental community art project features images in fabric based on witness accounts of the event and its aftermath.

Visit the museum's website to learn about hours of operation and admission prices.

Xara Choral Theatre is proud to present "The Hours Turn to Nothing", an exploration of the role that midwives, nurses, and women played in the aftermath of the 1917 Halifax Explosion.

Featuring dynamic choral music and text by internationally acclaimed author Ami McKay, this show sheds new light on an important moment in Nova Scotian and suffrage history. 


Sunday June 4, 3:00 PM - Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, Middle Musquodoboit.

Saturday June 10, 7:30 PM - Kings Theatre, Annapolis Royal. 

Sunday June 11, 7:30 PM - Astor Theatre, Liverpool. 

Sunday August 27, 3:00 PM - Indian River Festival, PEI.