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How much do you really know about the Halifax Explosion?

The Halifax Explosion occurred on December 6, 1917, when two ships collided in the harbour: The Imo and The Mont Blanc. This explosion resulted in Canada’s greatest tragedy in terms of loss of life, and destruction. 2017 marks 100 years since the explosion and we’re taking this milestone to remember not only the tragedy, but Halifax, Nova Soctia coming together to overcome it.

Here are 7 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION:

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Top 13 facts about local folk-artist, Maud Lewis

This blog was written and submitted by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, home of the largest public collection of Maud Lewis’ art and her original house.

If you are from Nova Scotia, there is a high probability you know of celebrated folk-artist Maud Lewis, but if you aren’t from the area there’s a good chance you don’t know who she was!

Here are 13 facts you may not have known about Maud Lewis:  Continue reading