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150 years | 150 works: Canadian Art as Historical Act

150 years | 150 works: Canadian Art as Historical Act

Galerie de l’UQAM

In this exhibit where art and history come together, discover 150 works that helped define Canada’s cultural identity over the past 150 years. Among them are classics and lesser-known works that have left a mark on Canadian art, or bear witness to major...

Off to Salty Waters – Vacationing on the St. Lawrence (1850−1950)

Off to Salty Waters – Vacationing on the St. Lawrence (1850−1950)

Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Immerse yourself in the spirit of summer holidays spent by the sea. Explore vacation places of the past along the St. Lawrence seaway and meet the urban bourgeoisie who holidayed there between the mid-19th and the early 20th centuries. The mood and history...

Building New Lives: Stories of Holocaust survivors’ immigration to Canada

Building New Lives: Stories of Holocaust survivors’ immigration to Canada

Montreal Holocaust Museum

After the Holocaust, Canada became home to over 35,000 Jewish refugees. What challenges did survivors face when they arrived? Where in Canada did they settle, and who helped them find a new home, work and education? Learn about this unique history through...

Gold Rush: Stories of Big Mines and a Little Town Named Malartic

Gold Rush: Stories of Big Mines and a Little Town Named Malartic

Musée minéralogique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Discover the history of Malartic, a community in Abitibi-Témiscamingue where the production of gold sets the pace of life. Shaped by two gold rushes since the 1930s, this small mining town is now exploiting one of the largest goldfields in the country....

Kingulliit

Kingulliit

Avataq Cultural Institute

"Kingulliit" refers to the generation of Inuit born between 1900 and 1930 — the first in centuries to face a radically new world. Through a series of seven short films shot between 1956 and 1974 in Nunavut and in Nunavik, renowned anthropologist...

Canadian History and Society:  Through the Lens of Sport

Canadian History and Society: Through the Lens of Sport

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Sports have been woven into the fabric of Canada since the country’s earliest days. Created by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in association with 11 Canadian organizations, this online exhibition features five main sports-related themes, covering the...

Growing Pains: The 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital

Growing Pains: The 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital

Museum of Healthcare at Kingston

For many Canadians, 1867 was a year of celebration. For others, however, it was a year of crisis. Unexpectedly deprived of federal funding, some public hospitals were forced to close. This is the story of Kingston General Hospital, and the community that...

Antoine Labelle—A Priest in Too Tight a Cassock

Antoine Labelle—A Priest in Too Tight a Cassock

Société d’histoire de la Rivière-du-Nord

Get to know one of the most colourful figures of his time. A passionate advocate of the settlement and economic development of the Laurentians, Father Labelle realized his ambitions as a builder with spirit and enthusiasm. Anecdotes, little-known facts,...

Topography of Grief – Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914–1921)

Topography of Grief – Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914–1921)

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, MA Public History Program, UWO

Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, felt the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. The exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief by mapping homes in mourning, as well as official commemorative...

Île Jésus Follows the Pace of Its Rivers

Île Jésus Follows the Pace of Its Rivers

Centre d’archives de Laval

Discover a hidden side of Laval, on Montréal’s north shore, as you retrace the history of Île Jésus, shaped by two rivers: Mille Îles and des Prairies. The island was frequented by First Nations long before the arrival of settlers and the rise of...

The Verdun Auditorium: A Building of Stories, Memories and Pride

The Verdun Auditorium: A Building of Stories, Memories and Pride

Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier, museum and archeological site

The Verdun Auditorium, the oldest arena on the island of Montréal, is the pride of its community. Relive the surprising history of this iconic venue that has welcomed athletes, soldiers, rock groups, politicians, and film crews. You will see why it...

Wilfrid Laurier:  Father of Modern Canada

Wilfrid Laurier: Father of Modern Canada

Musée Laurier - National Historic Site of Canada

The man who declared that “The 20th century belongs to Canada” would have been one of its greatest builders. Explore the considerable legacy left to us by Sir Wilfrid Laurier during his 15 years as leader of the country. Considered the architect of...

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