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Phil Neville

Hi my name is Phil Neville and I work for the Council of Nova Scotia Archives. I’m very excited to share stories about some of the public archives in the province. This summer, my coworker and I are traveling around Nova Scotia making video vignettes of these archives to support the Routes to Your Roots application at NovaScotia.com. I hope you will come along with us!

The Hector Exhibit Centre & Archives in Pictou

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 | No Comments

The first day of our three day trip to Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough. Today we visit the The Hector Exhibit Centre & Archives and explore the historic town of Pictou.

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Port Greville and the Age of Sail Museum

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 | 1 comment

After the scenic Cape d'Or Lighthouse, I travel to Port Greville to the Age of Sail Museum. This Museum displays themes such as lumbering, shipbuilding, marine life and many items that immerse visitors in this great era of Nova Scotia's history.

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Parrsboro and the Historic Ottawa House By-The-Sea

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 | No Comments

This time, I travel to Parrboro to the Historic Ottawa House By-The-Sea, the former summer home of Sir Charles Tupper. Come along as I see the spectacular view at Five Islands, hike through Partridge Island and explore the historic Parrsborough Shore.

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Truro and the Colchester Historical Society Museum and Archives

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 | No Comments

This time I travel to Truro to visit Nan Harvey at the Colchester Society Museum and Archives. While in Truro, I see the Tidal Bore, a natural phenomenon, Robie Street Cemetery and the beautiful Victoria Park.

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Middleton and the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 | No Comments

In this entry, we leave Digby for Middleton and The Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum. After examining several items from the museum and archives, we travel around Middleton to film some historic sites.

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Long Island and the Islands Historical Society

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 | No Comments

Join us while we travel from Digby down the Digby Neck to Long Island. Here we meet Dorothy Outhouse, Archivist for the Island Historical Society. We see beautiful sights, eat some great food and learn about the history of Long and Brier Islands.

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The Parkdale - Maplewood Community Museum

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 | Comments (2)

Come take a look at the Parkdale Maplewood Community Museum in Barss Corner, Nova Scotia!

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The Nova Scotia Archives

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 | 1 comment

It was over a year ago when I started filming the Routes to Your Roots video for the Nova Scotia Archives. The Archives is located at the corner of University Ave. and Robie St., just on the edge of Dalhousie campus. The NS Archives is the largest archives in the province boasting more than 1.8 Km of textual records. It's also a fascinating building with vault after vault of historical treasures.

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The Kings County Museum Genealogy Centre

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 | Comments (2)

It was still dark when I woke at the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal.  Although we had finished filming at the O'Dell House Museum the day before, we had decided to keep our accommodations in this beautiful town for...

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The O'Dell House Museum, Annapolis Royal

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 | No Comments

I rose from bed thinking there would be a sunrise to photograph and that I'd best take advantage of it.  It was just after 6 a.m. and still dark as night outside.  I checked my laptop for sunrise times and...

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