The Remembrance Book was originally developed in 2002 and contains a list of 1,951 people identified as having perished as a direct result of the 1917 explosion. Beside the name of each victim is listed the age and local residential address at the time of the explosion, in addition to their burial sites.
A master copy of the book was presented to the Museum in 2002 by the Halifax Foundation. It started as an idea of former Halifax Mayor and Chair of the Halifax Foundation, Edmund Morris. The list was compiled by a team of researchers who reviewed all known records of Halifax Explosion victims.
An expanded and updated version of the book with all the name sand additional information is available online at Nova Scotia Archives: Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book. The Museum’s copy available for the public to consult by advance request.