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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.