The Municipal Archives creates exhibits to showcase interesting or timely materials in our holdings.
Bedford Magazine explosion
On the evening of July 18, 1945 a fire at the Bedford Magazine set off a series of explosions, rocking the area and terrifying residents..
Bucky Adams plays the 1995 G-7 Summit
Local musician Bucky Adams was part of the entertainment for the 1995 G-7 Summit Halifax
Canadian Red Cross Corps: Keshen sisters overseas
Images from two young local women's WWII Red Cross Corps service
City crest needlepoint by Jamaican-Nova Scotian artist
Showcasing the City of Halifax coat-of-arms needlepoint, commissioned from textile artist Mabel Elizabeth Johnson.
Celebrating women in municipal politics
A look at the women who have shaped politics in the Halifax Regional Municipality and its pre-amalgamation municipalities
Dartmouth's bicentenary time capsule, 1950
A look at the time capsule laid in 1950 to celebrate the Town of Dartmouth's 200th anniversary.
Dartmouth Neighbourhood Improvement Program photographs, 1970s
A selection of photographs from Dartmouth's urban renewal projects of the 1970s.
Fly to the Past: Historical aerial photographs
A bird's-eye view of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and the former County 1940-2000
Halifax Common: 250 years of community use
An exhibit to highlight some images for the Common's 250th anniversary
Halifax & District Baseball League
An exhibit about Halifax's most successful semi-professional baseball league, 1946-1959
Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower time capsule
A look at the Halifax Explosion Memorial Bells time capsule.
Some images and history about Halifax's relationship with its sister city Hakodate, Japan
Halifax Police Department photographs
A selection of historical police photographs held by the Municipal Archives
Halifax Women's Voluntary Services, 1943–1945
A look at the incredible efforts of the Halifax Women's Voluntary Services during WWII
Hallowe'en Mardi Gras
Halifax was known across the country as the place to party on All Hallow's Eve.
Joseph Howe Festival, 1973-1985
A look at the festival Halifax held annually to celebrate the life and deeds of Joseph Howe
Match-maker Mayor: dateline 1939
Looking for a husband or wife? Have you tried asking the mayor for help?
Port of Halifax Exhibition, 1948
A look at the Port of Halifax's Marine and Industrial Exhibition, 1948
Riot at City Hall, May 25, 1918
On May 25, 1918 a riot broke out in the streets of downtown Halifax.
Swimming in the Harbour and Northwest Arm
Halifax Harbour has provided many recreational opportunities, including swimming