Community Memories

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"And No One Lives There Anymore"

"And No One Lives There Anymore"

Livyer's Lot Museum

Between 1965 and 1975, when the fishing industry was in decline, several harbour villages in Newfoundland experienced great upheaval. At the time, the federal and provincial governments offered families money to relocate to find better economic...

"Number Please" The Davis Telephone Company - Rural Communication History

"Number Please" The Davis Telephone Company - Rural Communication History

Bonnechere Museum

This Community Memories exhibit is the story of the Davis Telephone Company, a family business founded by Joseph Davis in 1910 in Rankin, Ontario. This exhibit is also the story of the importance of the development of a communications systems in a rural...

"We Made Our Own Fun"

"We Made Our Own Fun"

Newcastle Village and District Historical Society

During the 1920s, Austin Campbell, a Toronto lawyer who resided in the Village of Newcastle, Ontario began filming people, places and various things. In May, 1940, another Newcastle resident, Cecil Carveth purchased Campbell's Kodak Model B movie camera,...

100 Years in Stony Plain

100 Years in Stony Plain

Multicultural Heritage Centre

The Beginnings of Stony Plain, AlbertaIn 1881, carpenter John Leod McDonald was the earliest pioneer to stake a claim in a region of Alberta then known as Dog Rump Creek, not far from today's Edmonton. As soon as McDonald became the area's first...

100 Years of Transportation in Lanigan and District

100 Years of Transportation in Lanigan and District

Lanigan & District Heritage Centre

Lanigan, Saskatchewan, sits in the midst of a peaceful landscape of rolling prairie grass, poplar bluffs and northern bush scarred only by the deep tracks and intertwining paths of the once abundant Prairie buffalo. The surrounding area teems with wildlife...

150 Artefacts for 150 Years: Celebrating Hillary House National Historic Site

150 Artefacts for 150 Years: Celebrating Hillary House National Historic Site

Hillary House

Built in 1862, Hillary House is considered one of Canada's best examples of Gothic Revival architecture and was designated as a National Historic Site in 1973. The residence was home to four doctors throughout its history, two of whom were members of the...

1820 - 1920. A Century of Industry on the North Shore of Nova Scotia: Wallace to River John

1820 - 1920. A Century of Industry on the North Shore of Nova Scotia: Wallace to River John

Sunrise Trail Museum

There is something special about the part of the North Shore of Nova Scotia that lies between the Cobequid Mountains and the Northumberland Strait. It is not extensive, there are no major towns, there is no public transport, there is only one specialized...

1930: A Year in the Life of a Young Lourdais

1930: A Year in the Life of a Young Lourdais

Musée des Pionniers et des Chanoinesses

This Community Memories exhibit tells the story of life in a small Franco-Manitoban town in the 1930s as a diary that could have been written by a typical young boy living in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes. Each diary entry is accompanied by a photo from the...

50/50 - The Golden Anniversaries of Willie O'Ree and Yvon Durelle

50/50 - The Golden Anniversaries of Willie O'Ree and Yvon Durelle

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

The year 2008 marked the 50th anniversary of two significant events in New Brunswick and Canada's sports heritage: on January 18th of 1958, Willie O'Ree made history when he became the first black player in the National Hockey League when he suited up for...

A Century of Education

A Century of Education

South Saskatchewan Photo Museum

Settlers began arriving in Southeast Saskatchewan in1882. The first school south of the Moose Mountains was built in 1887, about a mile north of where Arcola later came to be. Trace the history of Southeast Saskatchewan's education through pictures and the...

A Century of Life By Water

A Century of Life By Water

Peachland Museum

Water and Technology in Peachland, British ColumbiaPeachland, British Columbia is a small hillside community incorporated in 1909 on picturesque Okanagan Lake in the lush British Columbia interior. Despite a hillside watershed and proximity to a lake,...

A Community At Work - the Tatamagouche Creamery & Dairy Industry

A Community At Work - the Tatamagouche Creamery & Dairy Industry

Sunrise Trail Museum

The Tatamagouche Creamery opened in 1925, and closed in 1992 when it was returned to the village of Tatamagouche as a heritage site. It was used by the community for various events, until funding for a three part project was obtained. Part one involved the...