New Season of Public Events Celebrate Local, National Heritage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

African Heritage Month, recent discoveries in Acadian history and the fiftieth anniversary of the Canadian flag are among the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the lieutenant governor. 

"It is a great privilege to host these events at Government House, the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians," said Lt-Gov. J.J. Grant. "Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us this winter in exploring our shared history and celebrating our talented citizens." 

The events are free and will be held at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax.

Registration for each event will open two weeks before, on a first-come, first-served basis.  People can register online or by calling 902-424-7001. 

Scheduled events: 

February 10 Musical performance by Cyndi Cain

February 24 Reading and discussion of You Had Better be White by Six AM with author Sgt. Craig Smith

March 10 Author Dianne Marshall and journalist Margot Brunelle present "Tales of Government House" 

March 24 Presentation by Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada "The National Flag of Canada Fifty Years On" 

April 7 Film screening Bounty: Into the Hurricane 

April 21 Presentation by archaeologist Sara Beanlands "Thibodeau Village: Community Engagement, Archaeology, and the discovery of an Acadian past in a Nova Scotia Planter Landscape" 

 For more information please visit the Evenings @ Government House page