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The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
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Intel Free Teaching Resources provides free tools and resources that support 21st century learning with project-based approaches in the classroom. Google Apps for Education allows schools to bring communication and collaboration tools to the entire academic community for free. iTALC allows teachers to see what's going on in computer-labs by viewing and controlloing other computers in the network. They can show demos to the network, send text messages to individual students, even lock all workstations to focus attention on the teacher. Ohio Treasure Chest is an online collection of thousands of websites which are high-quality, teacher-reviewed, interactive, and free. ABC Teach provides PreK - 8 materials and creative activities for students and educators. They have over 5,000 free documents available, including printable worksheets, interactive activities, theme units, and much more. Celestia is a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions across the solar system, without confining you to the surface of the Earth. CK-12 Flexbooks is currently the only free service of its kind that offers customizable, free, curriculum-aligned content for K-12. "Flexbooks" are digital text books that educators can easily customize for their students' learning styles, locations, languages, or ability levels. Khan Academy provides a free online collection of more than 2,400 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and computer science. Take an online visit. The Nova Scotia Museum and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage websites are packed with useful information for you. From locating museums around the province to online learning and games, there are many resources available.

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The Memory Project - This nationwide bilingual project offers an unprecedented account of Canada’s participation in the Second World War through thousands of firsthand veteran testimonials. Images Nova Scotia is an online gallery of heritage images of people, places, events or things in, or of relevance to Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada. Learn about Nova Scotia’s First Peoples on the Mi’kmaq Portraits Collection Meet the Gaels of Cape Breton Island and explore this ancient language on the Cape Breton Chéilidh virtual exhibit. Uncover the importance of Archaeology in Nova Scotia Obtain information from the files of the Halifax Chronicle Herald Herald Library Learn about Fossils of Nova Scotia and join the hunt on the Trace Fossils Mystery website, available in French and English Discover the stories and struggles of Black Loyalists - Black Communities in Nova Scotia, available in French and English Access images and exhibits featuring our natural history, from snakes and birds to turtles and salamanders Discover the Titanic through the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Find out about Nova Scotia's dinosaurs and watch some of the oldest and smallest fossils in North America being prepared at the Fundy Geological Museum lab Take a tour of Sable Island, available in French or English Learn more about plants in Nova Scotia on the Poison Plant Patch website Explore all 27 provincial museums in the Nova Scotia Museum family Search more than 300 listings in the Nova Scotia heritage directory, including museums, archives, public galleries and historical and naturalist societies. Learn about Backyard Birds of Winter and what to feed them. See bird images on the Birds of Nova Scotia collection. Uncover Nova Scotia symbols and traditions Search for historic places in Nova Scotia. Find your family roots at Be informed about the Special Places Program that protects archeological sites, shipwrecks and more Web site that celebrates the coming of the Planters to Nova Scotia 250 years ago. Planters 2010 Canadian Genealogy Records which had a what's new page... a current list of information with ties to Canada Acadia University's Digital Collections Ship wreck sites - names of ships only. Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Website Launched Read all about it! Our latest digitization project has captured seven different newspapers, published in four very different communities over a span of 210 years - Halifax, Loyalist Shelburne, Pictou and Central Grove, Digby County, 1769 to 1977. A total of 14,377 digitized pages accessible right now, from wherever you are in the world! And for even more online historical newspapers visit our project partner, the Beaton Institute at Cape Breton University Information on new microfilm digitization project in the government archives -- a site with inforamtion regarding Canadian Records Take note of a new source coming on line for genealogy research New Content Available on Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics Website An additional 26,693 historical vital statistics are waiting for you on These records were released on 31 December 2009 and include births (1909), marriages (1934) and deaths (1959), plus 'delayed' registrations for individuals born in 1909 but not registered at the time of birth. The delayed registrations are especially interesting -- most include several pages of supporting documentation (keep scrolling way down....). Happy searching! The Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA) has released 15 more videos on YouTube, bringing the total to 32 video invitations showcasing the family history resources available in community museums across Nova Scotia. The 3 minute video invitations show 32 museum sites, their archived documents and services available for genealogy research. Viewers get to meet the curator or genealogy specialist, and get a preview of what to expect when they visit. The 15 new videos have been added to the 17 videos produced last year all are viewable on our YouTube channel and on the genealogy trip planning website Routes to Your Roots Museums in Lunenburg County Hooked Rug Museum of North America DesBrisay Museum Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Halifax and Southwestern Railway Museum Lunenburg Knaut Rhuland House Fort Point Museum Lordly House Museum Mahone Bay Settlers Museum Ross Farm Museum Tancook Island Museum Virtual Tour of Museums in Southwest Nova Other Heritage Related sites Heritage Directory of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Museum Association of Nova Scotia Museums Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia
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