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In the steeple’s shadows from yesterday to today – The story of the churches of Vaudreuil-Soulanges

In the steeple’s shadows from yesterday to today – The story of the churches of Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Société d’histoire et de généalogie de l’Île Perrot

The region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, in southwestern Quebec, has a rich and diverse religious heritage that reflects the history and memory of its local communities. Today, the future of churches and the items they house is more uncertain than ever. Come and...

The Making of a Small Town - A Glimpse to Lumby's Pioneers

The Making of a Small Town - A Glimpse to Lumby's Pioneers

Lumby Historical Society

Imagine you were a landless young man without a chance of owning land, what could you do? Where would you go? In the late 1800’s many landless young men travelled west in search of gold and adventure. This exhibit captures the pioneering spirit of the...

Royal Engineer to Reeve: The Life and Times of Philip Jackman

Royal Engineer to Reeve: The Life and Times of Philip Jackman

Langley Centennial Museum

Philip Jackman’s life is the story of a pioneering spirit. From humble beginnings as a farm labourer to a pillar of the community, this Royal Engineer Sapper stayed in Canada after his service and made a noteworthy contribution to British Columbia’s...

Bingo Hauser: Trading Fur for Iron

Bingo Hauser: Trading Fur for Iron

North American Carnival Museum and Archives

Irvin “Bingo” Hauser ran away with the carnival at age 16 and never looked back. This exhibit tells the story of one of Canada's greatest showmen, who began his career as a lion tamer, and later started an exotic animal sideshow. By the 1960s, Bingo...

"The Paris Crew" of Saint John, New Brunswick: Canada's First World Champions

"The Paris Crew" of Saint John, New Brunswick: Canada's First World Champions

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

The “Paris Crew” of Saint John, New Brunswick, is known as Canada’s First World Champions. They won at the International Rowing Regatta in Paris in 1867 — only days after Confederation. These so-called underdogs beat out famed crews from Germany,...

The Story of Ste. Marie II

The Story of Ste. Marie II

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Journey back to 1649 and relive the fascinating tale of Ste. Marie II — a story of tragedy, strength, and perseverance. Although this village was only occupied for one year, research has unearthed a rich story illuminating the early history of Indigenous...

Captain A. Roy Brown: A Reluctant Hero

Captain A. Roy Brown: A Reluctant Hero

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Meet local hero and aviation legend Captain A. Roy Brown. As a highly skilled combat pilot during the First World War, he earned many distinctions, including credit for shooting down Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron.” Throughout the 1930s,...

Past to Present: Generations of Jewish Life in Saint John

Past to Present: Generations of Jewish Life in Saint John

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

The roots of the Jewish community in Saint John, New Brunswick, date back to 1783. Explore significant chapters in this community’s rich history through compelling stories and photographs, from the late 18th century to the present day.

Eel Fishing in the Côte-du-Sud Region

Eel Fishing in the Côte-du-Sud Region

Musée de la mémoire vivante

Over the centuries, eel fishing has remained in the shadows, but it is still practised in Quebec’s Côte-du-Sud region. Listen to stories told by eel fishermen, experts and consumers, and discover this one-of-a-kind fishery. Now a luxury, this mysterious...

Coast Mountain Gothic: a History of the Coast Mountain Gothic Arch Huts

Coast Mountain Gothic: a History of the Coast Mountain Gothic Arch Huts

Whistler Museum and Archives Society

Gothic arch huts are modest yet iconic structures that played a major role in the exploration of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Discover the story of the design and construction of these shelters, and meet the people and organizations who brought...

Charity and the Society Girls of Toronto – The Story of the Cradle Club of Women’s College Hospital

Charity and the Society Girls of Toronto – The Story of the Cradle Club of Women’s College Hospital

The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital

Explore the history of women’s volunteer organizations through the Cradle Club of Women’s College Hospital. This exhibit tells the story of how a group of young society girls came together in the 1930s, with the mission of improving the quality of...

Community Builders: The Organizations, Groups and Fraternities of The Pas

Community Builders: The Organizations, Groups and Fraternities of The Pas

Sam Waller Museum

Over the years, fraternal organizations from the Lions Club to the Protective Order of the Elks have played in important role in the northern town of The Pas, Manitoba. This exhibition explores the community-building activities of these groups, and their...

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