Halifax Explosion Commemoration EventWednesday, October 11, 2017
Time & Location
Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue
On the morning of December 6, 1917, the SS Mont-Blanc, heavily loaded with explosives, collided with the SS Imo. A fire caused by the collision ignited explosives aboard the Mont-Blanc, causing the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons. The blast devastated the Richmond district of Halifax, killed approximately 2,000 people and injured 9,000 others.
On the evening of Wednesday, October 11th, the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Faculty of Health, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in conjunction with the Narratives in Space + Time Society invite you to a special event marking the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
- 6 – 7 p.m.: Opening of the Dal Art Gallery’s Halifax Explosion exhibit
- 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Halifax Explosion expert panel event, Dunn Theatre
- 8:30 p.m.: Social reception in the Dal Art Gallery
Open Dialogue events bring members of the Dal community together to collaborate, discuss, challenge and otherwise engage in meaningful and thoughtful conversation on topics ranging from current issues to historical events.
This event is free and open to the public, and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available in any Dalhousie lot from Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Laura Hynes-Jenkins, Faculty of Health
Genevieve MacIntyre, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Wes Johnston, Dalhousie Art Gallery
Image: Walking the Debris Field: A Natural History, December 6, 2015. Architectural model of the Richmond School on Roome Street destroyed in the Halifax Explosion. Photograph by Robert Bean.