Africville Museum

at 5795 Africville Road , B3K 2V6

Hours of Operation: High Season (May thru Labour Day), Tue - Sun, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Low Season (Sept. thru May), Tue - Fri, 10:00am - 4:00pm.


Africville Museum
5795 Africville Road
Halifax , NS B3K 2V6
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 902-455-6558
Website
http://www.africvillemuseum.org

Description

The Africville Museum is the first phase of the Africville Project. The Africville Heritage Trust is currently planning for the development of an Interpretive Centre, which will provide expanded space for exhibits and programming. HOW TO FIND US: The Museum is located on the site of Africville, close to where the original Church stood. From Downtown Halifax: Take Barrington Street North toward the A. Murray MacKay Bridge. Turn right onto Africville Road. The Museum will be on your right. From Dartmouth: Take the A. Murray MacKay Bridge to Halifax and follow directions to Africville Road. At the stop sign, turn left and follow Bayne Street to the railway track before the Container Terminal. Cross the railway track, and turn right onto Africville Road. The Museum will be on your left. From Bedford: Follow directions to Lady Hammond Road. After passing the turn-off to the A. Murray MacKay Bridge, turn left at MacIntosh Street. Turn left again at Bayne Street, and follow Bayne Street to the railway track before the Container Terminal. Cross the railway track, and turn right onto Africville Road. The Museum will be on your left.

General Info

Until the late 1960's, Africville was a close-knit, primarily Black, community that hugged the shores of the Bedford Basin in Halifax. After years of industrial encroachment, the environmental and health risks from an infectious disease hospital and a public dump, the people were removed from their community and their homes bulldozed. The Seaview Baptist Church was the heart of the community, where Africville families celebrated, mourned and shared their faith with their children. Its destruction symbolized the end of the settlement. But the spirit of Africville lived on in stories, in song and in the hearts and minds of its people. Today, the Africville Museum, a replica of the original Church, is a symbol of that spirit. It is a testament to the determination and the faithful persistence of a community who lost their homes, but never gave up.

The AHT Scholarship Awards Program is now accepting application for the 2015/16 academic year. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2015. Please visit our website for full details. www.africvillemuseum.org

Published on 2015-02-07 02:06:41 GMT

So proud about the success of 'Settling Africville' opening night.... SOLD OUT!!!! Awesome performance! Head to Alderney Landing and catch the 7pm show tonight if you can. You won't regret it..

Published on 2014-09-21 17:15:39 GMT

A huge shout out to the Phoenix Youth for helping to cleaning up around the museum!! We appreciate all your help! #reunionweekend #thanks

Published on 2014-07-23 16:19:59 GMT

A huge shout out to the Phoenix Youth for helping to cleaning up around the outside of the museum, and helping to clean up in preparation for the reunion!! We really appreciate all your hard work!

Published on 2014-07-23 16:14:02 GMT

Africville Genealogy Society is celebrating their Annual Reunion Picnic at the Africville Park (Seaview) from July 24 to July 28 2014.

Published on 2014-07-22 16:50:19 GMT

Africville Genealogy Society is celebrating their Annual Reunion Picnic at the Africville Park (Seaview) from July 24 to July 28 2014. Set up is the morning of the 24th and tear down is the 28th. There will be something for the whole family including presentation of the Africville Stamp to the North Branch Community Library at the North Branch Library on Thursday evening at 7 pm. Reception to follow. - DJ in the Tent on Friday evening. - Kids day on Saturday beginning at 11 am to 4 pm with BBQ, treats, face painting, games and prizes, bouncy and more. - Meet and Greet and entertainment on Saturday evening in the tent at 8 pm. Our annual church service will be held on Sunday with Praise Time beginning at 2:30 pm and Church Service at 3 pm in Africville Park. Speaker will be Pastor Brian Johnston, Zion Baptist Church, Truro, NS and the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church Men's Choir.

Published on 2014-07-22 16:46:54 GMT

Africville Annual Picnic dates July 24th,25,26,27,28. the gates will be open July 24th for set up at 8 am. Tear down 28th.

Published on 2014-07-18 14:15:30 GMT

1 more day til our walk through africville! Join us for stories and lots of history about what Africville was like!

Published on 2014-07-11 16:46:45 GMT

2 Days until our walk with @necchalifax !!!!!!!

Published on 2014-07-10 23:50:28 GMT

This week we say goodbye to our summer students!! We are very sad to see them go!

Published on 2014-08-27 17:07:43 GMT

Today, we have the Phoenix house for another round of day camp! We can't wait to have a great day with them!

Published on 2014-08-26 00:29:32 GMT

Yesterday we were absolutely delighted to have the Cole Harbour Boys & Girls club for Day camp!!! They were so much fun!!

Published on 2014-08-26 00:28:30 GMT

Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit the Africville Museum from 10-4 both days!!!

Published on 2014-08-22 14:36:20 GMT

We would thank the @YMCAHD for attending our first summer camp ever! It was a great sucess and lots of fun had by all #africvilledaycamp

Published on 2014-08-19 17:42:21 GMT

We have our first run of day camp tomorrow and we could not be more excited #ymca #fun

Published on 2014-08-19 01:01:15 GMT

It is a beautiful day for the beach, or a walk or to visit the Africville Museum!!!!! We are open 10-4. Come on by and check us out!!!!

Published on 2014-08-13 14:06:09 GMT

Don't forget to join us tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 under the big tent for our scholarship presentation!

Published on 2014-07-26 18:37:20 GMT

We are ready for another beautiful day!!! Today is kids day. There will be games, food and lots of fun!!!

Published on 2014-07-26 00:37:49 GMT

We are so excited for this weekends events!! Tonight is the annual dance with a DJ in the Tent!! Come on out and have some fun #reunion2014

Published on 2014-07-25 14:40:18 GMT

A huge shout out to the Phoenix Youth for helping to cleaning up around the museum!! We appreciate all your help! #reunionweekend #thanks

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