Cultures / Peoples

The Acadians
visitors-centreThe French were the earliest European settlers in Nova Scotia, cultivating farm land through the establishment of dykes. These settlers became a distinct....

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  "Le Village" Visitors Center

African Nova Scotians
Old School House MuseumThe first African Nova Scotians were slaves brought to the area by New England settlers, followed later by black Loyalists and escaped slaves from the United States.

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   Old School House Museum

The Mi'kmaq
Mi-kmaqThe settlement of Yarmouth begins with the Mi'kmaq people, who had built settlements here long before the Europeans arrived. Our display of Mi'kmaq artifacts includes...

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Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection   
New England Settlers
planter-mapAs settlers from New England began to arrive in Nova Scotia in the 1760s, followed shortly thereafter by Loyalists escaping America's Revolutionary War, the Yarmouth....

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Planter Migration Routes