Winter 2024 Season: Evenings @ Government House

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

We are happy to announce the Winter 2024 Season of Evenings @ Government House! 

Join us for a series of free, public events that celebrate the culture and heritage of Nova Scotia. Seats fill quickly! Register today to save your spot!

Registration Details:

Online Registration Form: Click here 
Email Registration: 
Phone Registration: 902-424-7001 

Winter 2024 Season: 

** Friday, February 9th at 7:00 PM **
An Evening of Poetry and Music with George Elliott Clarke and PO2 Nevawn Patrick

Dr. Clarke and PO2 Patrick will debut a song that honours the legacy of Viola Desmond. The session will also feature poetry by Professor Sylvia D. Hamilton and music by Holly Arsenault and Linda Carvery. 

** This session is sold out.**

** Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 PM **
An Evening with Martine Jacquot, Author

Ms. Jacquot is an internationally published award-winning author of almost 40 books including poetry, novels, short stories and essays.  She will speak about French and Acadian literature in Nova Scotia, along with her newly published historical novel, Déferlement sur le siècle nouveau, that is set in Halifax. This is a bilingual presentation.

Learn more: Martine Jacquot – Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia

** Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 PM **
An Evening with Julia Landry and Michelle Gallinger, Conservators

For 20 years, Ms. Landry and Ms. Gallinger have performed conservation work at Government House, particularly on the tin wallpaper in the Morning Room. They will talk about the challenges and rewards of working on historic buildings to preserve them for future generations. 

** Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 PM **
An Evening of Music with Rhapsody Quintet

These fabulous musicians have been arranging and writing music to suit their unique instrumentation, (violin, clarinet, cello, piano and double bass), garnering awards and radio play. 

Learn more: Community – Rhapsody Quintet

** Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM **
An Evening with Bob Chaulk, Historian

Examine the legacy and lore of the SS Atlantic, the greatest maritime disaster for the White Star Line prior to the Titanic.

Learn more: The SS Atlantic Heritage Interpretation Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia