The Halifax Women’s History Society (HWHS) researches and makes known the untold story of the remarkable contributions that women have made to the history of Halifax.

Set up in 2013, HWHS aims to bring women’s history to the public through a monument, conferences, lectures and broadcasts, performances and written material.

The monument, The Volunteers/Les Bénévoles, was unveiled on the Halifax waterfront Nov. 16, 2017, to honour the work of the thousands of women, who volunteered their time and labour during wartime.

Read about women volunteers in Halifax during World War II.
Photo courtesy of the Nova Scotia Archives

See historical research, including some published by our committee members.
Photo courtesy of the Nova Scotia Archives

Learn more about the monument, the Society’s first project.
Photo by Bruce Bottomley

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