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Hamilton’s Nine Hour League and the Nine Hour League Parade of 1872

Hamilton’s Nine Hour League and the Nine Hour League Parade of 1872

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

In a time when the average workday could be 10 to 12 hours, six days a week, Hamilton’s Nine-Hour League was Canada’s first working-class organization dedicated to winning shorter hours. The League’s parade in May 1872 was the culmination of its...

Town Park: A Community Storybook

Town Park: A Community Storybook

Aurora Museum and Archives

As a casual meeting place, site of celebration, sports field and military establishment, Town Park has been a focal point in Aurora, Ontario, for more than 150 years. This exhibit shares the compelling story of a place that is much more than a...

The Story of a Manor

The Story of a Manor

Manoir seigneurial Fraser

Relive the history of a Rivière-du-Loup heritage treasure: the Fraser Manor. This stately home was occupied by the Fraser family for nearly 150 years. When it became vacant in the 1980s, the community came together to bring it back to life. The exhibition...

On the Down Beat: 70 Years of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra

On the Down Beat: 70 Years of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Over the past 70 years, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra has evolved from community orchestra to professional ensemble. This exhibit celebrates the growth and transformation of one of the oldest cultural institutions in the Niagara Region, along with an...

Radical Reform —  Education and Society 1845–1945

Radical Reform — Education and Society 1845–1945

Toronto District School Board

Explore the century-long journey from birth to rise of a radical new idea: a public education system. Through more than 1,000 texts and visuals, the exhibit shares the stories of educators and others at the heart of this “Radical Reform” — starting...

Cobourg Harbour – A Story of Small Town Ontario, Settlers to Sailors, Car Ferries to Condos

Cobourg Harbour – A Story of Small Town Ontario, Settlers to Sailors, Car Ferries to Condos

Cobourg Museum Foundation

From swampy lakeshore to picturesque harbour, Cobourg’s waterfront has more than two centuries of stories to tell, reflecting its unique take on the development of southern Ontario. As the town grew, it welcomed immigrants, sailboats and steamers....

The Paper Mill Structures: Symbols of Vision and Innovation.

The Paper Mill Structures: Symbols of Vision and Innovation.

Destination North

Long a feature of waterfront communities across the country, paper mills in Canada are a dying breed. In Sault Ste. Marie, however, the former St. Mary’s Paper plant has been rejuvenated and redeveloped for the 21st century. In addition to exploring...

The Birth of Rouyn and Noranda: A Mining Story

The Birth of Rouyn and Noranda: A Mining Story

Corporation de la Maison Dumulon

In the 1920s, the discovery of copper and gold in northwestern Quebec caused a mining rush that led to the birth of twin towns: Rouyn and Noranda. The two emerged side by side from the northern woods, but developed very different personalities. Relive...

Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley

Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley

The Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre

Kwelches – Welcome! Our Old People tell us we have always lived in S’ólhTéméxw (Our Land). We are Stó:lō (People of the River), a nation of tribes along the Fraser River. As Sq’éwlets, we are one of 30 Stó:lō communities. Sturgeon is our...

Living Traditions: The Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch on the Northwest Coast

Living Traditions: The Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch on the Northwest Coast

U'mista Cultural Society

Many believe that a rich and powerful person is someone who owns a lot. The Kwakwaka’wakw, on the other hand, believe that the rich and powerful are those who give the most away. Since time immemorial, the Kwakwaka'wakw have hosted potlatch ceremonies,...

Science and Survival at Fort Conger – A Polar Heritage Site in the Canadian High Arctic

Science and Survival at Fort Conger – A Polar Heritage Site in the Canadian High Arctic

Arctic Institute of North America

Built in 1881, Fort Conger — located in Nunavut’s Quttinirpaaq National Park — played a key role in international exploration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit explores not only the history of the abandoned outpost but also...

An Engaged Community, A Living Mill

An Engaged Community, A Living Mill

Corporation du Moulin Légaré

Retrace the history of the Corporation du Moulin Légaré, from its creation as a not-for-profit organisation in 1976 to its 40th anniversary in 2016. Discover the social commitment of a community to ensure the survival of the Moulin Legaré, a water mill...

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