Government House Lectures – Winter 2018 Schedule

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Evenings @ Government House
Winter 2018 Series
Three themes/anniversaries are marked in this series:
  • African Heritage Month 2018 (Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community)
  • Centenary of the end of the First World War
  • Centenary of women attaining the right to vote in Nova Scotia

13 February – To mark African Heritage Month 2018, Vanessa Fells of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre will present on the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia.

27 February – Dr. Sally Ross will present on the history of Acadian schools in Nova Scotia from 1758 to 2018: Challenges and Victories.

13 March – Professional musicians Patricia Creighton and Peter Allen will give a Flute and Piano Recital.

27 March – To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Dr. Brian Tennyson will present on Nova Scotia’s Experience of the First World War.

10 April – To celebrate Tartan Day, the Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia will perform both traditional and modern highland and step dances.

24 April To commemorate the centenary of many women attaining the right to vote in Nova Scotia, Dr. Heidi MacDonald will present on this important stage in the suffrage movement.

These are free public events – everyone is welcome

Government House is located at 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax. All events commence at 7:00pm and doors open to the public at 6:30pm. As seating is limited to 90, people wishing to attend must register by calling 902-424-7001 or by visiting the Evenings @ Government House section under News & Events on the official website at: or by emailing For more information and to view upcoming events in the series visit or follow the Lieutenant Governor on Twitter @LtGovNS and Facebook.

This schedule is available as a PDF download.

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