Heritage Day Resources

William Hall, VC | Our History Our Heroes Profile

William Hall, VC | Nova Scotia Museum Info sheet

William Hall, VC | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Online collection

William Hall (1829-1904) | Nova Scotia Archives 
African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition, online collection

From the Past: William Hall | Nova Scotia Archives
The 4th Estate: October 6, 1976. Volume 8: No. 27. Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers

Nova Scotia Public Library - Heritage Day 2024 Resource List (PDF)

William Hall VC | Hantsport & Area Historical Society

Hall, William | Black Canadian Veterans: Stories

William Neilson Hall | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Hall, William | Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volume XII (1901-1910)

William Hall V.C. Memorial | War Monuments in Canada

William Hall | Nova Scotia History Digital Preservation Initiative

Hall, William Neilson National Historic Person
Designations of National Historic Significance, Parks Canada

William Hall earned the Victoria Cross for heroism during the relief of Lucknow
Canadian Naval Heroes, Royal Canadian Navy

Able-Seaman William Neilson Edward Hall
Canadian Victora Cross Recipients, Veterans Affairs Canada

William Hall earned the Victoria Cross for heroism during the relief of Lucknow
Royal Canadian Navy history and heritage, Government of Canada

Canada Post commemorated William Hall on a stamp, first issued on 1 February 2010 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia and officially launched at the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia on 2 February 2010.

A Black People’s History of Canada

Report on Lord Dalhousie’s History on Slavery and Race (Sept 2019)


The Future HMCS William Hall Officially Named Today
Global Newswire: April 28, 2023

‘Real-life action hero’: Legacy of Nova Scotia's William Hall to carry on with future generations
Saltwire: November 10, 2022

Keeping His Legacy Alive: Rededication, Remembrance Ceremony Planned for Nova Scotia’s William Hall
Saltwire: November 8, 2022

HMCS William Hall named after first African Canadian to win Victoria Cross
CBC News: June 26, 2015 

William Hall, V.C., honoured by province: A connector road in Hantsport has been named in honour of William Hall
CBC News: November 10, 2010

Centennial Commemoration – William Hall VC
Hantsport and Area Historical Society

William Hall, Canada’s First Naval V.C.
Physllis R. Blakey, The Dalhousie Review, 1957

Tribute to the Valor and Worth of WM. Hall, Who Won the V.C. in Crimean War
Hantsport Advance, 1904


The Legacy of William Hall (video) | Royal Canadian Navy / Marine Royale Canadienne Youtube Channel

HMCS William Hall Naming Ceremony (video) | Irving Shipbuilding Youtube Channel

Keel Laying Ceremony future HMCS William Hall (video) | Irving Shipbuilding Youtube Channel

William Hall Relative speaks at Historic Keel Laying Ceremony (video) | Irving Shipbuilding Youtube Channel

The Adventures of William Hall, VC (video) | The History Guy Youtube Channel

William Hall Theatre piece, written and performed by Jacob Sampson (video)
Black Halifax: Stories From Here

Famous Black Canadians: 4/10: William Hall (video)
In celebration of Black History Month 2020, the website Pines and Maples put together this video series on ten famous black Canadians who helped shape Canada into what it is today.

African Nova Scotian Seafaring Project

African Nova Scotian Seafaring Project

African Nova Scotian Seafaring Project (video) | Support4Culture

African Nova Scotian Seafaring Announcement (video) | Black Cultural Centre Youtube Channel

News Release: New Exhibit to Explore African Nova Scotians’ Connection to the Sea | April 29, 2022