2019 Heritage Day Events

2019 Maud Lewis - Heritage Day Events

Maud Lewis is being celebrated in variety of colourful and appreciative ways across many communities of Nova Scotia

Check out what is happening in your community to celebrate Heritage Day:

The Arthritis Society – Nova Scotia

The Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia is hosting a public event:

Life of Maud Lewis

Wednesday February 13th 7pm-8:30pm

Guest speakers:

  • Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Dr. Volodko Bakowsky, Interim Chair, Division of Rheumatology, Dept. of Medicine, QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University

Join us for engaging presentations on the life and art of renowned Nova Scotia Folk artist, Maud Lewis. Following the presentations, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to visit the Maud Lewis Gallery at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Each guest will go home with a commemorative souvenir.

This event is free and open to the public, but those wishing to attend MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by calling, (902) 429 7025. Seating is limited.

Nova Scotia Public Libraries

More than 100 programs scheduled in public libraries across the province!

This exciting series celebrates and highlights Maud Lewis and her contribution to Nova Scotia and includes everything from: “Paint Like Maud” programs, film screenings, crafts, folk art workshops, artist talks, children’s programming, teens, seniors and more.

View the list of programs taking place

View the Library Resource List to find books & other resources available about Maud Lewis

Contact your local public library for program details or to find out what’s happening – http://publiclibraries.ns.ca

Archives of Nova Scotia

Wednesday February 13th 7pm to 8pm


The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis (50 min)

Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows (10 min)

Thursday February 14th 2:30pm-3pm

Alexander Leighton – Digby County footage showing Maud & Everett Lewis

Halifax Cablevision interview with Lance Woolaver & Bob Brooks by Lesley Choyce re: book The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis

Still Photo slideshow with radio interviews from 1984 -85 re: Maud Lewis house, NS Folk Art & Maud Lewis Retrospective

Friday February 15th 1:30pm-3pm

Repeat of Thursday’s program

All events will take place at:  Akins Room, 1st Floor Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue.  Admission is free.


Nova Scotia Museums

Several museums are open on Heritage Day, Monday February 18th and offering programs. See the complete list.

At the Museum of Industry celebrate Heritage Day with free admission from 9-5 pm. Kids can grab some brushes and make some art with guest artist Luke Naylor.  Join Luke as he guides you through painting a picture inspired by Maud Lewis. Drop-in through the day, 10:00 – 4:00.  Visit our feature exhibit, Vanguard. 150 years of Remarkable Nova Scotians. It honours the lives and work of 32 Nova Scotians from the last 150 years. The Museum’s hands-on exhibits will be open through out the day.


Art Galley of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is hosting special events for Heritage Day. For a complete list visit: