102 years ago, on the morning of December 6th, the Norwegian vessel SS Imo collided with SS-Mont Blanc, a French Cargo Ship laden with explosives, in the Halifax Harbour causing a large explosion on the French freighter, devastating Halifax. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by the blast, debris, fires or collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured. The blast was the largest Man-made explosion at the time. Come hear Professional Storyteller Cindy-Campbell Stone as she tells the stories of tragedy and survival that affected families and shaped communities from 6:30-7:30pm. You must register for this free event by messaging, e-mailing or calling the store. Limited to 25 people.
Marilyn Davidson Elliott, author of ‘The Blind Mechanic’ will be joining us for our Halifax Explosion stories night. Her Father, Eric Davidson lost both eyes in the Halifax Explosion when he was two years old. Against all odds, he taught himself to become an auto mechanic and had a successful decades-long career as “one of the boys.” We will be staying open until 8:30 to give everyone a chance to speak one on one with Marilyn and she will also be signing copies of her book after the event.