Nova Scotia Archives hosts Frontier College exhibit

HALIFAX, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Frontier College, Canada's oldest literacy organization is presented in a beautiful photo and text exhibit at the Nova Scotia Archives (6016 University Avenue in Halifax) until February 3rd.

The exhibit was researched and curated by Dr. James Morrison of Saint Mary's University, and relates the history of the College which was founded by Nova Scotian Alfred Fitzpatrick in 1899. The exhibit opened at Pier 21 in 2009 and examines the historical adult education outreach into isolated locations such as work camps, railroad gangs and woods workers. It has been shown at the National Library and Archives in Ottawa, Ottawa City Hall, Mount Alison University, Antigonish People's Library and Pictou Heritage Centre.  

The Nova Scotia Archives are open:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays, Closed

About Frontier College

Frontier College is Canada's original literacy organization. Founded in 1899, this charitable organization recruits and trains volunteers to deliver literacy programs to children, youth and adults in communities across the country. Frontier College helps Canadians improve their literacy and increase their opportunities.  We believe that literacy is a right.

SOURCE: Frontier College

For further information: Abby Robins, Director of Communications, Frontier College, or 416-923-3591 ext. 378 (office) or 416-277-3340 (cell)


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