Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Park to be Renamed Africville

The Chronicle Herald's website, has a notice today that “A historic north-end Halifax park will officially be renamed Africville on Friday (July 29th).

In a ceremony to take place during the Africville Annual Festival / Reunion, Seaview Park will be no more after Mayor Peter Kelly and other dignitaries unveil a new sign. The event will take place at 1 pm.

The renaming is part of a deal reached between the city and the Africville Genealogy Society in 2010.

Future plans for Africville include a church museum, expected to open in the fall, and an interpretative centre”.

The Africville Genealogy Society Read about the history of the genealogical society, view a gallery, and read the stories of former residents.

Africville (on Wikipedia) It gives a short history, and the resources that are available to the researcher.

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