2020 Heritage Day Events

Events to celebrate Heritage Day - Africville

January 18 – April 4thNorthern Oracle: Shout it from the Rooftop. Location: Mount Saint Vincent University.

"Northern Oracle is an ambitious rooftop installation that emerges from the floor of the gallery, and is accompanied by a series of mixed media drawings. Through her work, Heather Hart considers Black histories, access to ownership, taking up physical space, and the significance of having a place to call home." Please visit the link for performance time or to visit the exhibit.

For more information: https://www.msvuart.ca/exhibition/heather-hart-northern-oracle/

 

February 4 at 2pm – A Walk through Africville, an artistic exhibit. Location: Museum of Industry, Stellarton

A Walk through Africville uses some of the same content featured in the 1989 film” Africville: A Spirit that Lives On”. The new portions are the interpretation from artists and descendants from Africville on what really mattered about Africville and the people who lived there. This exhibit will open on Feb. 4th at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton and will have a special program on Heritage Day, Feb 7th.  The exhibit will continue to travel the province until mid-2021.

 

February 17 – A Heritage Day Celebration in Africville. Location: Africville Museum.

10am – Sliding through Africville – Bring your sleds and celebrate Africville with some great winter fun, and tasty hot chocolate as well. Weather permitting.

11am – Dedication of Africville (part I) –An exciting announcement will be made regarding the original Church Bell of Africville. A ceremony will take place at the Church and a reception will be held afterwards.

12pm – Dedication of Africville (part II) – Location: Stanfield International Airport. Participants from Beechville and Africville will travel to the airport and share the dedication with travelers. Africville baggage tags will be distributed.

For more information: https://africvillemuseum.org/frontpage/sliding-through-africville/

 

February 17 at 11am – The screening of Africville: Can’t Stop Now.  Location: Sissiboo Landing, Weymouth, Nova Scotia.

Located on the northern shore of Bedford Basin, Africville was home to the many African-Canadian families who lived there for generations. In the 1960s, the city of Halifax expropriated Africville and residents were forced to leave their homes and businesses behind. Today, former residents of Africville are fighting for reparations and an official apology. This film presents a community that has survived despite having lost its home.

For more information: https://africvillemuseum.org/frontpage/weymouth-screening-africville-cant-stop-now/

 

February 29 at 7pm – African Nova Scotian Music Awards. Location: Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

African Nova Scotia Music Association celebrate the music and accomplishments of African Nova Scotians, the Africville Heritage Trust has created a dedication to Africville with Juno Award winning composer and pianist Joe Sealey “Africville Suite” and former Africville descendant and musical protestor Faith Nolan “Africville” will be joined by a number of new up an coming artists who will continue the themes of resilience.  

The screening of Africville Can’t Stop Now, with Q & A’s to follow. Location: Annapolis Royal Library, Annapolis Royal.  

Located on the northern shore of Bedford Basin, Africville was home to the many African-Canadian families who lived there for generations. In the 1960s, the city of Halifax expropriated Africville and residents were forced to leave their homes and businesses behind. Today, former residents of Africville are fighting for reparations and an official apology. This film presents a community that has survived despite having lost its home.

For Date and Time: https://africvillemuseum.org/frontpage/annapolis-screening-africville-cant-stop-now/