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Yoga at Africville!!!

Posted by africville on July 22, 2020

Join us on the Africville grounds for weekly yoga sessions and community healing in partnership with Shanti Hot Yoga, Modo Yoga, On the Mat and community members. Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am | AfricvilleRd, Halifax NS Support the Africville Museum at

Congratulations! Our Gifted 2020 Africville Heritage Trust Scholarship Winners

Posted by africville on July 7, 2020

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

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Resident Profiles

Posted by africville on July 4, 2020

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 or call 902-455-6558 for more

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How To Donate

Posted by Steven Morrison on June 3, 2020

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, here. You can also set up recurring monthly payments if you wish to continue your support.

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Museum Closure

Posted by africville on March 14, 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Africville Museum will close to the public.


Posted by africville on January 12, 2019

Africville in the news

Posted by africville on August 11, 2018

  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!   Thursday, August 23rd 2018 Africville Film Release, please see below for more details! Africville Film Release 2018   Saturday, August 11th 2018 NEW- Africville in

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Welcome, Ms. Juanita Peters

Posted by africville on April 23, 2018

  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

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The Apology

Posted by africville on October 24, 2012

“On behalf of the Halifax Regional Municipality, I apologize to the former Africville residents and their descendants for what they have…

Africville Declared a National Historic Site

Posted by africville on

When dump trucks roared in to ship Africville residents out, it seemed like a good idea to city planners. By the 1960s, years of neglect and racism had