Congratulations! Our Gifted 2020 Africville Heritage Trust Scholarship Winners

Aaliyah Arab-Smith
Aaliyah is a descendant of Wilhemina “Lully” and John Byers (great grandparents), and Betty Arab (grandmother). She is a graduate of Kings Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Ms. Arab-Smith will be attending Dalhousie University this fall where she has been accepted into the Bachelor of Science, Medical Sciences program.

Portia Wright
Portia is a descendant of Elaine Wright of Africville. She is a graduate of Auburn Drive High School and will be attending St. Francis Xavier University in the fall where she is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science with Major program.

Myannah Catherine Carvery
Myannah is the granddaughter of Wilfred Carvery. She is a graduate of Horton High School in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and will be attending the University of Ottawa where she will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Taylor Parrott-Williams
Taylor is the granddaughter of Wilford and Grace Ford of Africville. She is currently in her third year of secondary education and will be continuing her studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, in the Bachelor of Public Relations program.

We wish all the recipients much success and a very bright future!!!
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Resident Profiles

We recognize the importance of celebrating our community. We will be starting a project to highlight former Africville residents and their stories on our social media. If you would like to be included in this project, or you would like to nominate your parent, grandparent, or relative, please email admin@africvillemuseum.org or call 902-455-6558 for more information.

How To Donate

We are extremely grateful for your support in helping tell an important part of black history in Nova Scotia. You can donate using one of the following options:

– Online payments can be made through our partners at canadahelps.org, here. You can also set up recurring monthly payments if you wish to continue your support.

– Email us at donations@africvillemuseum.org

– Call us at (902) 455-6558.

 

 Thank you for donating to the Africville Museum.

Museum Closure

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 and based on public health officials’ guidance, the Africville Museum will close to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and reopen when appropriate.

We are committed to keeping you informed as we receive additional information. Please join our social media channels where we continue to share updates and stories. If you are have questions about specific events, please contact us directly.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Nova Scotia’s response, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

Africville Cook Book coming soon

Please stay tuned for more details.

2019

Africville in the news

 

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

Please help us congratulate Shauntay Grant for the nomination of a Governor Generals Literary Award for her newest children’s book, Africville.

Congratulations, Shauntay!

http://ggbooks.ca

 

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Africville Film Release, please see below for more details!

Africville Film Release 2018

 

Saturday, August 11th 2018

NEW- Africville in the news! featuring Africville Summer students Castealia Ross and Claudia Castillo-Prentt

CBC radio interview- click here 

CTV News coverage- click here

Welcome, Ms. Juanita Peters

 

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2018

 

The Board of Directors of the Africville Heritage Trust (AHT) is pleased to announce Juanita Peters as the new general manager of the Africville Museum.

Juanita Peters is an award-winning writer and director of multiple documentaries including; Hannah’s Story, I Made A Vow and Africville Can’t Stop Now.  She is currently one of the directors of the television series STUDIO BLACK on CBC Television. Ms. Peters career also includes more than 15 years as a journalist and news anchor in the Maritimes and she has hosted four seasons of CBC’s documentary series Doc Side. Most recently, she has worked for the Council on African Canadian Education, and The Nova Scotia Restorative Inquiry for The Home For Colored Children

Under the direction of the AHT Board, Juanita will take over management of the museum from Lou Gannon who has been the interim general manager since October 2017.

“The AHT board wishes to thank Lou Gannon for his outstanding contribution to the museum as interim general manager of the Africville Museum. His stewardship during this time of transition to ensure the seamless continuation of museum operations while we searched for new leadership was invaluable,” said Bernice Arsenault, Chair, AHT.

“We are confident that Ms. Peter’s connection to the community and her professional experience in project management and communications will be a great asset to the Africville Museum as we enter the next phase of the museum’s evolution.” said Lyle Grant, Vice Chair, AHT.

 

For more information contact:

 

Bernice Arsenault, Chair, AHT

Phone: 902-222-9011

Email: berniceq7@outlook.com