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Scratch the Surface: A Working Class Heritage Tour

April 30, 2023 | 1:00 pm2:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 13, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on June 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm


Sunday, April 30 @ 1:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 1:00pm
Sunday, May 21 @ 1:00pm [POSTPONED due to rain]
Sunday, June 4th, 1:00pm

Start: Old Halifax Memorial Public Library (Spring Garden) Brunswick St @ Spring Garden Rd
End: Hollis and Duke in front of 1801 Hollis St

Duration: 90 mins
Registration: PWYC / By donation


Join Emma Lang for a new interactive working class history tour that explores the industrial past of downtown Halifax. As we move through the city we’ll explore the many types of work that used to take place where today there are offices, shops and restaurants. Pull back the curtain on what it was like to work in the laundries, factories, and food manufacturing plants of Halifax. You’ll never see downtown the same way again.

The tour has been designed with accessibility in mind.

The tour is an easygoing 90 minutes in duration with regular stops for discussion along the way.
Accessible washrooms and parking is available at the beginning of the tour.
The tour begins at the Old Spring Garden Public Library and ends at the waterfront.
The itinerary crosses through intersections with curb cuts and follows sidewalks.

Click here for Additional Accessibility Notes

Emma Lang is a public heritage professional, folklorist and tour guide. She’s been sharing her research and excitement in labour history to anyone interested for more than 20 years.

Top Banner Photo: Nova Scotia Archives: Jean Holder Nova Scotia Archives 1980-195 no. 24 / neg. no.: N-0172


April 30, 2023
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax
1 (902) 223-8341
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Old Halifax Memorial Public Library (Spring Garden)
Brunswisk St @ Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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