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Subject: Nova Scotia Archives Launches Halifax Explosion Online
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 10:42:41 -0400
From: Lois Yorke <YORKELK@...
Looking Back at the Halifax Explosion
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management is pleased to announce the
launch of two new web-site products to commemorate the 85th anniversary
of the Halifax Harbour Explosion (6 December 1917). Both are available
on the Archives' web site,
The first, 'A Vision of Regeneration,' is a virtual exhibit showing how
Halifax was rebuilt in the years immediately following the disaster.
Built around 150 heritage photographs, maps, architectural plans and
documents, with valuable background information, the exhibit is an ideal
source for school projects--and a powerful visual memory of a city
destroyed and rebuilt.
The Archives has also partnered with the Halifax Foundation in a second
web-site product, 'The Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book--A List of
Those Who Died.' The first definitive listing for those killed in the
disaster, it features a searchable database with detailed information
for over 1900 casualties; more than 300 of these are newly-confirmed and
For further information, contact:
Lois K. Yorke
Manager, Public Services
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
Judith Rempel, Webster
Alberta Family Histories Society
Canadian Genealogical Projects Register