People in the Face of Disaster: Remembering the Halifax Explosion
Saint Patrick's Parish will be hosting an exhibit in the hall November 23rd to December 6th, 2017 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. It will feature stories of people and organizations connected to the worst disaster in Canadian history. Led by historian and author Blair Beed and based on his book 1917 Halifax Explosion and American Response (Nimbus Publishing), it is a gathering of materials from various sources. Janet Kitz author of Shattered City has kindly contributed map and photograph panels. Books, photographs, and furniture will be on display to illustrate what life was like at the time of the explosion and how it carried on afterward. People in the Face of Disaster: Remembering the Halifax Explosion will be one of many activities taking place for the anniversary. The exhibit will be open for 2 weeks and will be free to the public leading up to the anniversary day. It is the hope of the organizers that the exhibit will bring to the fore the stories of ordinary citizens who did extraordinary things on that fateful day and in the recovery that followed.
Admission is free