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The History of Education in Magog, Québec: From the Pioneers to the Quiet Revolution

The History of Education in Magog, Québec: From the Pioneers to the Quiet Revolution

Magog Historical Society

Relive the captivating history of education in Magog, from its beginnings in the home of its founder to the modern education system. Learn the story of the people and organizations that established the schools and find out about daily life in the...

Life Is An Expedition: Travelling Wemindji Eeyouch Lands and Waters

Life Is An Expedition: Travelling Wemindji Eeyouch Lands and Waters

Cree Nation of Wemindji

Our ancestors depended upon traditional knowledge for survival, as they travelled our lands and waters to hunt and fish in all seasons. We know this land, and the land knows us. Today, we still respect the old ways and are still travelling, but now we...

Touring the Gaspé Peninsula – The History of an Epic Road Trip

Touring the Gaspé Peninsula – The History of an Epic Road Trip

Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens

Internationally renowned for the breathtaking scenery along its 885 km looping route that follows the coast, the Gaspé tour has been attracting visitors for over 90 years. Through period photos, personal accounts and newspaper clippings, discover the epic...

Times! Times! Times!

Times! Times! Times!

Placentia West Heritage Committee

"They’re havin’ a time” was an expression that stirred excitement and expectation among the people of Placentia West in Newfoundland. The custom of “havin’ a time” was often connected to special dates or milestone events, although its key...

Astonishing stories: Fishing in La Mauricie

Astonishing stories: Fishing in La Mauricie

Association des pourvoiries de la Mauricie

Discover a land and its 10,000 lakes and rivers through the history of fishing. This exhibition looks at the evolution of this activity in the Mauricie region, from the first Indigenous communities to today’s outfitters. You will also meet colourful...

Paleontology on Vancouver Island

Paleontology on Vancouver Island

Qualicum Beach Museum

Explore amazing fossil discoveries and paleontological research on Vancouver Island — including the Giant Ammonite, ancient Vancouver Island Trilobites, and Rosie the Ice Age Walrus. Guided by amateur paleontologist and exhibition curator Graham Beard,...

Created in Coaticook: One Town's Story of Ingenuity and Creativity

Created in Coaticook: One Town's Story of Ingenuity and Creativity

Beaulne Museum

Many people born or living in Coaticook are credited with important inventions in fields as diverse as energy, mechanics, the agri-food industry, health, recreation and culture. This exhibition explores some of their many feats of creativity and ingenuity,...

Retrospectacle: From Anne Langton Sketches to Digital Photography

Retrospectacle: From Anne Langton Sketches to Digital Photography

Maryboro Lodge — The Fenelon Museum

A single image can capture two centuries of landscape change. Retrospectacle features historical and contemporary photographs taken from the same vantage point. The images showcase Kawartha Lakes over the years, including the growth of villages, the...

Memories of ’42 – Stories of the Almonte Train Wreck

Memories of ’42 – Stories of the Almonte Train Wreck

North Lanark Historical Society

Explore one of the worst accidents in Canadian railway history through eyewitness and other firsthand accounts. Described by one survivor as “the night the war came to Almonte,” the collision of two trains on December 27, 1942, shaped not only the...

Crossing Cole Harbour: From Ferry to Dyke then Rail to Trail

Crossing Cole Harbour: From Ferry to Dyke then Rail to Trail

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Explore the salt marsh of Cole Harbour, and the stories of those who have lived on and around it. First used by Indigenous peoples, then by European farmers, the marsh has long been a source of both sustenance and consternation. From hunting and fishing,...

Knee High by the First of July: Celebrating the Legacy of Corn in the District of Kent, British Columbia

Knee High by the First of July: Celebrating the Legacy of Corn in the District of Kent, British Columbia

The Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society

Over the past century, corn has become the cultural “stalk” of the community of Agassiz, British Columbia. For five generations, despite many challenges, farmers in the District of Kent have grown corn and hay to feed their dairy cattle. This exhibit...

Villa Les Rochers: Summer Residence of Sir John A. and Lady Agnes Macdonald

Villa Les Rochers: Summer Residence of Sir John A. and Lady Agnes Macdonald

Canadian Heritage of Quebec

Discover one of the best-kept secrets on the banks of the Saint Lawrence: Villa Les Rochers, Sir John A. Macdonald and Lady Agnes Macdonald’s summer residence. Canada’s first prime minister spent a lot of time at the villa between 1871 and 1890, but he...

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