8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
“THE CENTENNIAL OF THE GREAT HALIFAX EXPLOSION”
MATT KERRIGAN, SPEAKER
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY
On the eve of the 100th anniversary, Quincy Historical Society and the St.Andrew’s Society of Massachusetts will recount the events of the Great Halifax Explosion in Nova Scotia and the connection with Boston and Boston’s official Christmas tree. On December 6, 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Harbor, a French cargo ship, packed with war munitions, blew up, causing the largest man-made explosion before the advent of nuclear weapons. Thousands were killed. Boston made extraordinary efforts to relieve the suffering. The experience formed a bond between the two cities symbolized by the annual Christmas tree given by Nova Scotia. Guest speaker Matt Kerrigan is a long-time educator in Nova Scotia and for 12 years was an assistant to the Mayor of Halifax. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission fee.
The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most influential history.Meet rebels and reformers, workers and visionaries:
John and Abigail Adams and others who helped create the United States;
Granite workers who moved 5-ton blocks and helped change the look of America;
Three centuries of shipbuilders, culminating in 30,000 men and women who built the ships that helped win World War II;
Entrepreneurs who brought Americans
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