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This is a sad story, but the tenacious residents and their relatives have turned this into a victory. The replica church is a museum that tells the story of the community of Africville that was severely taken advantage of by the government of Halifax. I...More
The story of what happened to Africville is a blot on the history of Halifax. It has taken a long time to even begin to address the wrongs that were done and there is some way to go. This is a helpful reminder of those...More
This restored church had be the centre of the black community in the Halifax area until it was torn down and the population forcibly relocated. The church/museum and the very well informed staff tell a tale of resilience and strength which remains to this day...More
Of all the possible places of interest at the Halifax water’s edge Africville’s commemorative site is an eye opener. Although it was one of the ‘first free black communities outside of Africa’ it was confronted with isolation & the people did not receive proper services....More
Africville was once a thriving black community located on the northern shore of Halifax Harbour. Although a long history of more than 100 years of the community surviving as a haven for the black community, despite not having essential city services such as potable water,...More
Although the building itself leaves much to be desired the history contained within these walls is abundant and the knowledge you are left with is sad but enlightening. I could feel myself becoming upset as I learned more about the strong people who built the...More
This was a last minute idea that we decided to do. we had heard the story of Africville in school, but never visited the site. the museum was very interesting and we hope to learn more about this community.
We really liked this museum. Chock-full of information and history of Africville and its residents. Static and audio-visual displays. Docents were very friendly and informative. Higjly recommend this museum.