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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...

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....

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...

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...

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