In December, 1917, tragedy struck Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax Explosion, a devastating event, was one that ultimately left around 25, 000 souls without shelter. A blanket of snow would soon coat the destroyed city, creating a discombobulating sense of calm amid the chaos. A blizzard descended upon Halifax, making life even harder for any survivors that may have been left. Anyone who was able to participated in relief efforts. Help was mercifully arriving from
Welcome to the West Hants Historical Society! Based in Windsor, Nova Scotia, our Museum collects and preserves artifacts and historical information about Hants County. Our Genealogy Library houses a large variety of resources including family histories, school registers, graveyard inscriptions, and more. We are also proud to manage the national historic site of Fort Edward, the oldest surviving wooden blockhouse in Canada. Please join us!