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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...

A Dominion from Sea to Sea: Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Father of Confederation

A Dominion from Sea to Sea: Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Father of Confederation

Queens County Historical Society & Museum

When Samuel Leonard Tilley left Gagetown, New Brunswick at the age of 13 for a career as a pharmacist, he was unaware that he would become New Brunswick's most prominent Father of Confederation.The Birth of Confederation in CanadaAs a staunch supporter of...

A German Prisoner of War Camp

A German Prisoner of War Camp

Bowmanville Museum

This virtual exhibit explores a very important site located within the community of Bowmanville, Ontario. It was first known as Darch Farm and then known as the Boys Training School, which operated on the grounds from 1925 to 1979. While many people call...

A Guiding Light

A Guiding Light

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Provincial Historic Site

This community memories project from the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse gives a general introduction into the life of a lighthouse, circa 1870, in Newfoundland.

A Harvest of Memories: Rural Life in the Kettle River Valley

A Harvest of Memories: Rural Life in the Kettle River Valley

Kettle River Museum

Memories of rural life in the Kettle River Valley of long ago will never be forgotten. They will always live on through the memories left by so many of its early settlers, who chronicled the life around them in photographs and memoirs.They were among the...

A History of Lakelse Hot Springs

A History of Lakelse Hot Springs

Heritage Park Museum

Today, the mineral pools at Mt. Layton Hot Springs Resort are not open to the public. The waterslides sag further each year, and half of the buildings on the property have sat vacant since a regional economic decline in the 1990s, plastic tacked along the...

A Life of Service

A Life of Service

Nurse Bennett Heritage House

Nurse Myra Grimsley (Bennett) came to Daniel's Harbour, a Newfoundland out port community, in 1921. The war-trained English nurse volunteered for a Newfoundland posting from the British Overseas Nursing Association. For more than 50 years, Newfoundland's...

A Line Through the Wilderness

A Line Through the Wilderness

Humboldt and District Museum

In 1878, George and Catherine Weldon set off for the open prairie on a challenging adventure - the development of the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Line. Their task was to construct the Humboldt Telegraph Station and provide a communication link to Eastern...

A Little Brick Plant in the Middle of Nowhere

A Little Brick Plant in the Middle of Nowhere

Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site and Museum

The former Claybank Brick Plant is nestled at the foot of the Dirt Hills in south-central Saskatchewan. This National Historic Site is in the early stages of developing into a premiere heritage attraction. The Claybank Brick Plant, representative of an...

A Mother's War

A Mother's War

Carbonear Museum

The title for this exhibit, "A Mother's War," came from the pages of Clara Hawker's diaries. These diaries were school exercise books in which Clara wrote of everyday events for her sons to read when they returned from the war. She became involved in the...

A New Life for an Old Light

A New Life for an Old Light

West Point Lighthouse Museum

When the West Point Lighthouse Museum was established in 1984, part of its mandate was to tell the story of the West Point Lighthouse and to relate something of the history and culture of the area, especially as it pertained to the sea-faring aspects of...

A Northern Ontario Prairie c. 1910

A Northern Ontario Prairie c. 1910

Little Claybeld Homesteaders Museum

The Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum explores the history and geography of the territory in an exhibition of documents, pictures and maps. With the year 1910 as its starting point, the retrospective delves into the accounts of the settlers and their...

A Pictorial from the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland

A Pictorial from the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland

French Shore Interpretation Centre

In 2002, Sr. Fabien Hennebury of St. John's bequeathed an extraordinary gift to the French Shore Historical Society. It was a series of remarkable photographs taken by her sister Angela and by her brother Fr. William Hennebury during his eight-year mission...

A Prairie Mountain Promenade

A Prairie Mountain Promenade

Prairie Mountain Regional Museum Inc.

A Prairie Mountain Promenade walks viewers through the history, showcased at the new Prairie Mountain Regional Museum (PMRM), of this region of Southwestern Manitoba. It begins with an explanation of the "Big Trail", as locals called the famous Fort Ellice...

A Retrospective of Artists in North Bay and Surrounding Areas

A Retrospective of Artists in North Bay and Surrounding Areas

White Water Gallery

This Community Memories exhibit celebrates the lives and artwork of 36 artists - among many others - who live, or have lived, in North Bay, Ontario and surrounding areas.

A Shape in Time: The Filberg Festival's 30-year History

A Shape in Time: The Filberg Festival's 30-year History

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park is nine acres of beautifully-landscaped grounds situated on the waterfront in the seaside town of Comox, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.Saved from commercial developers in 1979 by members of an astute and far-sighted...

A Tough Pill to Swallow

A Tough Pill to Swallow

Sundre Pioneer Village Museum

Sundre, Alberta, is a well-established community of 2,500 people located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains. Today, residents of Sundre, situated 120 kilometres northwest of Calgary, and 100 kilometres southeast of Red Deer, can reach either of these...

A Walk Through the Prairie Past - The History of the Living Prairie Museum

A Walk Through the Prairie Past - The History of the Living Prairie Museum

Living Prairie Museum

With one foot in the past and another in the future, this Community Memories exhibit brings to life the people who lived on and around the Living Prairie Museum site: artists, scientists, farmers and city dwellers. There are stories from the naturalists...

A Window into the Regina Tornado of 1912

A Window into the Regina Tornado of 1912

Regina Plains Museum

On June 30 1912, Regina was the victim of the most destructive tornado in Canadian history, leaving 28 people dead and 2,500 homeless. This exhibit looks into the Regina tornado of 1912 and explores how the forces of nature shaped the spirit of a city.

A Year at Huble Homestead: 1915

A Year at Huble Homestead: 1915

Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society

It is the year 1915. This is the beginning of your stay at Huble Homestead, located at the south end of the portage on the Fraser River, 40 kilometers north of Prince George, British Columbia. Experience the life of an entrepreneurial family during the...

Abandoned Places & Spaces

Abandoned Places & Spaces

South Grey Museum & Historical Library

Abandoned Places & Spaces focuses on the disappearing built heritage of former Artemesia Township, Grey County. This exhibit aims to look at these abandoned places, and considers what efforts we take to preserve our built heritage, if any at all. Buildings...

Abandoned, Then Embraced: The Kinsol Trestle

Abandoned, Then Embraced: The Kinsol Trestle

Cowichan Valley Museum

Until recently, the Kinsol Trestle was an in-peril heritage structure located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This magnificent railway trestle, spanning the canyon over the Koksilah River, is the only broken link in the Trans...

Above & Beyond - Early Yukon Aviation

Above & Beyond - Early Yukon Aviation

Yukon Transportation Museum

Flying in the frigid north has long been a fascination of many. What does it take to land on a glacier with only your intuition to guide you? That was the life of a Yukon bush pilot, a daredevil who flew on "bush sense" and nerves of steel. In this...

Acadian Removal at Remsheg, August 15, 1755

Acadian Removal at Remsheg, August 15, 1755

Wallace and Area Museum

The object of this project is to gather as much information as possible about the Remsheg Bay Acadians, in order for people to learn the story of this amazing group of settlers. They came to a difficult area of Nova Scotia (Acadia) at a difficult time....

Achieving 25 years of Excellence - Millet and District Museum

Achieving 25 years of Excellence - Millet and District Museum

Millet and District Museum and Archives

The Millet and District Historical Society opened the Millet and District Museum in 1985 after many unsuccessful attempts to find a suitable location. The Town of Millet suggested the acquirement of the unclaimed cultural component of a Municipal and...

Agassiz - A Heritage of Hops

Agassiz - A Heritage of Hops

Agassiz Harrison Museum

A History of the Beer Industry in the Agassiz Area of British ColumbiaFor 60 years, hops - a basic ingredient in beer - was the major industry in the Agassiz area of British Columbia. At the height of the business, 300 acres of a total holding of 450 acres...

Albert County Heritage

Albert County Heritage

Albert County Museum

Albert County Heritage takes you on a journey back in time to show you a glimpse of the history of picturesque Albert County, New Brunswick. Our story begins with the legends of the local First Nations, as well as the story of Pierre Thibodeau and the...

Alberton: A Typical But Unique Small Town

Alberton: A Typical But Unique Small Town

Alberton Museum

Discover the people, history, architecture and industry of a small town in Prince Edward Island.

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Community

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Community

Manido Chiman

The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, a proud and progressive people, have a rich cultural heritage and a strong sense of values. As one of the First Peoples to greet explorers from afar, Algonquins adapted smoothly to the changes that trading brought to their...

Alice Egan Hagen (1872-1972) Nova Scotia Woman Ceramicist

Alice Egan Hagen (1872-1972) Nova Scotia Woman Ceramicist

Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery

Alice Egan Hagen (1872-1972) is considered a pioneer of studio pottery in Nova Scotia. The craft revival was gaining momentum in other countries when Alice Hagen decided, in 1931, to learn to make pottery to teach it to others. She was then about 60 years...

All Aboard! Next Stop: Alberta Beach

All Aboard! Next Stop: Alberta Beach

Alberta Beach & District Museum and Archives

One of Edmonton's (Alberta) favorite cottage destinations originated in 1912 when the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) began sending employees to the shores of Lac St. Anne for holidays and picnics. This Community Memories exhibit documents the early...

Along the Line: the Kettle Valley Railway as a Community Link

Along the Line: the Kettle Valley Railway as a Community Link

Kettle River Museum

The haunting whistle of trains along the Kettle Valley Railway line were heard throughout the Boundary region of southern British Columbia for nearly 85 years. To this day, the railway still connects people with feelings of pride and community. This...

Always First

Always First

Okanagan Military Museum

Of all the militia units assembled throughout the British Columbia region of Thompson-Okanagan, The British Columbia Dragoons (BCD) were the most famous. In two World Wars, BCD volunteers marched with their town and country brothers in active service. This...

Amazing Lace

Amazing Lace

St. Marys Museum

A History of Tambour Lace Making in St. Marys, OntarioThis Community Memories exhibit features the work of Margaret MacArthur Weir (1809-1895), a Scottish tambour lace-maker who emigrated to a farm near St. Marys, Ontario with her husband and young family...

Ambroz Blacksmith Shop, Mossbank SK

Ambroz Blacksmith Shop, Mossbank SK

Mossbank and District Museum Inc.

Blacksmithing was perhaps the most vital industry in small prairie towns during the first half of the 20th century. It both produced needed equipment and articles and, as importantly, kept them in operable condition. As well, blacksmiths generally did...

An 'attraction cluster' through Community Co-operation. Creamery Square Tatamagouche Nova Scotia,

An 'attraction cluster' through Community Co-operation. Creamery Square Tatamagouche Nova Scotia,

Sunrise Trail Museum

In the 1990s, Tatamagouche dreamed of revitalizing Creamery Square. Could a tourist attraction be created by uniting small local museums, a private collection and the Archives to form a Heritage Centre in the former Tatamagouche Creamery?With imagination,...

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...

And now here's Mrs. A... Kate Aitken's Story

And now here's Mrs. A... Kate Aitken's Story

Museum on the Boyne

The "Martha Stewart" of the 1940s and 50s, Kate Aiken was a household name in Canada, dispensing practical, down-to-earth advice in newspaper columns, books and radio broadcasts. Over the course of her journalistic career, she interviewed Hitler, Mussolini...

Andrew King Show Prints

Andrew King Show Prints

Estevan Art Gallery and Museum

During the early 20th century, travelling entertainment companies criss-crossed the North American continent and stopped in every community with a population of several hundred or more. Many of these companies advertised with brightly coloured posters...

Another Point Of View: Northern BC's Story Through Photos

Another Point Of View: Northern BC's Story Through Photos

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum

Since the first camera entered the northern interior of British Columbia, images of its industrial heritage have been abundant. These pictures are our community's history and photographic memoirs of times past. They will take you back to a time when...

Anull Thar nan Eilean - From Island to Island

Anull Thar nan Eilean - From Island to Island

Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach

The Barra Community in Cape Breton Nova ScotiaLike the traditions of all Gaelic communities in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, the story of the Barra community is very much one of the spoken word, handed down in music, folklore, dance and poetry for seven...

Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country's Packinghouses

Applebox Belles: The Women of Lake Country's Packinghouses

Lake Country Museum and Archives

Meet the belles of the early apple-packing industry in Lake Country, British Columbia. Known by names such as the Summer Girls, and the champion “Apple Wrapper Flappers”, these determined women became the workforce of the packinghouses — sorting,...

Arnprior through the eyes of a tourist's postcard

Arnprior through the eyes of a tourist's postcard

Arnprior and District Museum

Lumbering towns are not often thought of as tourist destinations, and Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, is no exception. A town built around the lumber industry, Arnprior was a hard-working, hard-drinking village settled mostly by Scottish and Irish immigrants...

Arrival of the Mounted Police

Arrival of the Mounted Police

Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site

In 1874, the North West Mounted Police made their incredible trek across the Prairies, where the main force established Fort Macleod. However, part of this force was detached from the main body at Roche Percée and proceeded to the Hudson's Bay post at...

Arriving at the 6th Siding

Arriving at the 6th Siding

Mountain View Museum (Olds Historical Society)

In 1890, Irish-born railway man, David Shannon became the first to settle the land by the 6th siding, named Olds in 1891. Shannon immigrated to Canada to construct the CPR from Montréal to the Golden Spike. Many like him formed the city of Olds. Read...

ART-i-FACT: 88 East Cordova

ART-i-FACT: 88 East Cordova

Gallery Gachet

This exhibit presents glimpses of an artistic community's evolution at the forefront of avant-garde, alt-mainstream art within the walls of the Boyd Building at 88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver. It offers artefacts from Gallery Gachet's archive, photos...

Ashes and Rebirth: St. Mary's Ferry/North Devon

Ashes and Rebirth: St. Mary's Ferry/North Devon

York Sunbury Museum

This Community Memories exhibition tells the story of St. Mary's Ferry/North Devon - which would ultimately become part of Fredericton - through a fictional account of the travels of James Haines to find his surviving relatives in New Brunswick in 1950. As...

Atlantic Baptist Churches, Past and Present

Atlantic Baptist Churches, Past and Present

Baptist Heritage Center

Who are Baptists in Atlantic Canada? Find out about these Christians exploring the histories of a few of the congregation that make up the Convention of Atlantic Baptists Churches.

Atton's Lake - A Summer Meeting Place

Atton's Lake - A Summer Meeting Place

Clayton McLain Memorial Museum

Vacationing in Atton's Lake, SaskatchewanAtton's Lake in west central Saskatchewan has been a special summer place for more than 100 years, ever since a group of three small lakes in west central Saskatchewan began to attract people looking for leisure and...

Aviation in Gander Newfoundland - The North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Aviation in Gander Newfoundland - The North Atlantic Aviation Museum

North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Explore Gander's rich aviation history in this online exhibit. Read about Gander's early days (pre-WWII), activities during the War, even the story of Newfoundland's first female pilot. You will also see some of the many aircraft types to travel through...

Avonlea's Prairie Pioneers

Avonlea's Prairie Pioneers

Avonlea and District Museum - Heritage House

In the late 1800's, a handful of hardy immigrants populated the Prairie around what is now the town of Avonlea. A rancher's nearest neighbour was 15 miles or half a day's ride away. No store; no doctor; no automobile. Explore life on the Prairie over 100...

Away from Here

Away from Here

Placentia West Heritage Committee

There are times when fishing doesn’t pay the bills, and Placentia West residents — like so many other Newfoundlanders — had to leave their hometown for long periods to find employment. They would work for CP Rail, in the Arctic or as domestics...

Aya's Story

Aya's Story

Langham Cultural Centre

After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Canadians were labeled enemy aliens, and they were uprooted and sent to work or to internment camps. Their belongings were confiscated and sold. Their families were broken up. They lost the rights and...

Banting Homestead - It's the Best Place for a Kid!

Banting Homestead - It's the Best Place for a Kid!

Museum on the Boyne

On the outskirts of Alliston, Ontario, sits the homestead where one of Canada's most famous sons was born. Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin, grew up on this typical Simcoe County farm. This Community Memories exhibit reveals the personal...

Barbour Site's Display of the Seal Hunt - The Human Side

Barbour Site's Display of the Seal Hunt - The Human Side

Barbour Living Heritage Village

Newfoundland has a vast history involving the harvesting of seals. The negative side of the seal harvest, however, often overshadows the hardship endured by the individuals involved in this fishery. This exhibit emphasizes the plight of the sealer and the...

Bell Island Mining History

Bell Island Mining History

Bell Island Community Museum

By the time the last mine closed on Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador in 1966, 79 million tons of iron ore had been extracted and sold worldwide over the industry's 71-year history. This Community Memories exhibit highlights 100 years of mining on...

Bendale: About Place

Bendale: About Place

Scarborough Historical Museum

This project invokes the rich history of Bendale, a neighbourhood located in Toronto's northeast end and the site of Scarborough's first farm fields. Through the voices, images and documents of the community, it details Bendale's remarkable transformation...

Bentley and Area Schools

Bentley and Area Schools

Bentley Museum

The One-Room Schoolhouse in Bentley, AlbertaEvery detail of life in a one-room school is told in this history of schools in and around Bentley, Alberta: social activities and playground games and sports, transportation to and from school, means of...

Benvoulin Church: A Building That Reflects Its Community

Benvoulin Church: A Building That Reflects Its Community

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

The Benvoulin Church, the first Presbyterian Church south of Vernon, was built by the community in 1892. After serving its community for over seventy years, the church was closed in 1964. With the building falling into disrepair and the threat of its...

Between the Great Wars

Between the Great Wars

Mather Post Office Museum

November 1918 was a time of great joy and great sadness in the small Prairie town of Mather. Many of the town's young men were returning from the "Great War', but some never made it back. While some of the young men who came home from the war moved on,...

Black Gold Pioneers: Alberta's Petroleum Legacy

Black Gold Pioneers: Alberta's Petroleum Legacy

Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Albertans have been drilling wells searching for black gold and finding adventure and friendship along the way. If those wells could talk, we would hear the stories of impossible odds, bad luck, good fortune, big...

Blanche Coultis: Pioneering Country Teacher

Blanche Coultis: Pioneering Country Teacher

Brooks and District Museum

This exhibit features pictures and writings from the collection of Blanche Coultis, a former one-room school teacher in Alberta during late 1930s and early '40s.

Boom, Bust & Bothwell

Boom, Bust & Bothwell

Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum

Boom, Bust and Bothwell tells the story of the colourful community founded by Father of Confederation George Brown. The exhibit explores how the discovery of oil fuelled the town's remarkable growth in the 1860s through the 1890s, and follows its...

Booze in Old Town Toronto

Booze in Old Town Toronto

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Origins of the Alcohol Industry in Canada's Largest CityAs the muddy town of York was struggling to become the metropolis of Toronto, booze was an important component of life, commerce, manufacturing and economics. In a burgeoning urban environment where...

Botwood: History of an Airport

Botwood: History of an Airport

Botwood Heritage Centre

For a relatively small and little known town in Central Newfoundland, Botwood has played a major role in the history of aviation in Canada. During the Second World War over 10,000 troops passed through here, as well as VIPs such as Winston Churchill and...

Bowmanville! 150 Years of Celebrating Community

Bowmanville! 150 Years of Celebrating Community

Bowmanville Museum

In 2008, Bowmanville celebrated its 150 year anniversary. This picturesque town, nestled on the North shore of Lake Ontario, observed the event with a parade, historical re-enactments, concerts, walking tours, fireworks and much more.Celebrations in any...

Bralorne-Pioneer: Their Past Lives Here

Bralorne-Pioneer: Their Past Lives Here

Bralorne Pioneer Museum

In the Bridge River Valley, five hours northeast of Vancouver, memories of booming gold mining towns still echo. Bralorne mine was once the richest gold mine in Canada. It closed 30 years ago, but the town survives, and with it a portal to the past, when...

Brent's Grist Mill - The Building of a Mill and a Community

Brent's Grist Mill - The Building of a Mill and a Community

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

The First Mill in Kelowna, British ColumbiaFrederick Brent was one of the earliest settlers in the Kelowna region of British Columbia, and when he built a grist mill there in 1871, it was the first industrial enterprise in the Okanagan Valley. It was an...

Bringing our Past into the Future

Bringing our Past into the Future

Kitikmeot Heritage Society and Cultural Centre

The little hamlet of Cambridge Bay, located on Victoria Island in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, is one of the richest locales in the North for resources on the history of the Inuit people. This three-part exhibit delves into the archeology of the area,...

Bruce Aikenhead: A Canadian Space Pioneer

Bruce Aikenhead: A Canadian Space Pioneer

Okanagan Science Centre

Bruce Aikenhead is one of the pioneers of the Canadian aerospace industry with over 40 years' experience in aerospace engineering and astronaut training development. Aikenheads's career as a systems engineer led him to work on illustrious projects such as...

Bruce Mines: A History of Copper

Bruce Mines: A History of Copper

Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library

Bruce Mines is a community in northern Ontario that originated as a direct result of copper mining in the mid 1800s. Named after the 1847 Governor General of Canada, James Bruce, the town is located on the north shore of Lake Huron. Today, copper mining in...

Buchans - History of Mining Town

Buchans - History of Mining Town

Buchans Miners Museum

Experience the history of the town of Buchans, a former mining town in central Newfoundland, from the perspectives of the discoverer, the operator, the builder and the residents of Buchans. Work at the Buchans River mine began when Mattie Mitchell, a...

Building a Good Life in the Badlands

Building a Good Life in the Badlands

East Coulee School Museum

When the Coal Mining Era of the Drumheller Valley in Eastern Alberta dawned with the discovery of coal in the area, many towns sprang up, such as East Coulee. The town burst into being after the railroad companies built a spur line into the area east of...

Building the Past

Building the Past

Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah

Building a Past tells the story of the early years of the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah. Conceived by the Sheguiandah Women's Institute in 1964, it began life as the Little Current-Howland Centennial Museum. When the museum opened in 1966, it was...

Buildings Through Time: Harris Road Then and Now

Buildings Through Time: Harris Road Then and Now

Pitt Meadows Museum

Welcome to Pitt Meadows! In 1914, Pitt Meadows was a small, agricultural community of less than 250 individuals. The community supplied Vancouver and New Westminster with produce and dairy products. The municipality's residents were scattered and many only...

Buried Treasures of the Pembina Hills

Buried Treasures of the Pembina Hills

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

This exhibit explores the history of mining operations which led to the discovery of marine reptiles from the late Cretaceous period. Collection of these fossils and the creation of the Morden and District Museum, renamed the Canadian Fossil Discovery...

Busy Past, Bright Future: Healthcare on Bell Island

Busy Past, Bright Future: Healthcare on Bell Island

Newfoundland and Labrador Health and Community Services Archive and Museum

Like many small communities throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Bell Island faces a number of difficult challenges on a regular basis: out-migration, isolation and a struggling local economy. The islanders' love of community and...

Camp Sussex, A Century of Service to Canada

Camp Sussex, A Century of Service to Canada

8th Hussars Regimental Museum

Camp Sussex is one of the oldest military facilities in Canada, informally established in 1885 and given official designation in 1893. Because of its central location and its proximity to the railway, the camp has served as an annual training ground for...

Campbell Tinning - The Newfoundland Paintings

Campbell Tinning - The Newfoundland Paintings

Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is pleased to present this exhibit of work by Campbell Tinning created during a trip to Newfoundland in the summer of 1949. Newfoundland joined confederation earlier that year and Tinning, a young artist fresh from his...

Canoe Builders of Pikwàkanagàn

Canoe Builders of Pikwàkanagàn

Omàmiwinini Pimàdjwowin

The Fading Art of Birch Bark Canoe BuildingAboriginal people in Canada have used birch bark canoes to glide down rivers and lakes for thousands of years, and they've passed along the craft of making these canoes from generation to generation. In modern...

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

Fredericton Region Museum

For more than 10 centuries, the Saint John River has been a central pathway through the land now known as the province of New Brunswick. This digital exhibit explores how people travelled on the river over the centuries.

Cape Breton's North Highlands: An Enduring Community

Cape Breton's North Highlands: An Enduring Community

North Highlands Community Museum

Visitors to this Community Memories Exhibit will enjoy a glimpse of life as it used to be on Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail in the picturesque Cape Breton Highlands.This Community Memories exhibit evolved from the North Highlands Community Museum's outreach...

Carbonear Air Cadets

Carbonear Air Cadets

Carbonear Museum

This Community Memories Exhibit reflects the tremendous pride and respect the town of Carbonear, Newfoundland has for its "589 Carbonear Air Cadet Squadron."In the 1950's, Carbonear was a busy commercial town of 3,500 residents with close ties to the sea...

Cariboo Treasures: Perspectives on a Cariboo Civilization

Cariboo Treasures: Perspectives on a Cariboo Civilization

Quesnel and District Museum and Archives

As a community, Quesnel, British Columbia, has developed into a prosperous and exciting place, both to live and to visit. This municipality has left behind an indescribable amount of history that intrigues the populace and defines the Cariboo as a place...

Carmacks, Yukon: A Northern Tutchone Homeland

Carmacks, Yukon: A Northern Tutchone Homeland

Tagé Cho Hudän Interpretive Centre

The Northern Tutchone people have called the area around Carmacks, Yukon home for thousands of years. Before the arrival of Europeans, they governed their own lives and survived from the land by following Traditional Laws passed down for generations. The...

Castle Kilbride Presents: Tying the Knot

Castle Kilbride Presents: Tying the Knot

Castle Kilbride

Every quilt tells a story. Quilts were often made to commemorate an event such as an anniversary, a birth or a wedding. These types of quilts were historically common in Waterloo County and are still being made today. The wedding quilts featured in Tying...

Catching Cod in Bonne Esperance; From the Cod Trap to the Cod Moratorium

Catching Cod in Bonne Esperance; From the Cod Trap to the Cod Moratorium

Whiteley Museum

This Community Memories exhibit tells the tale of William Henry Whiteley of Bonne Esperance, the fishing skipper who invented the cod trap, a design so ingenious that it became the most important piece of gear used by Newfoundland fishermen for 100 years.

Celebrating 150 Years of Jewish History in Saint John

Celebrating 150 Years of Jewish History in Saint John

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

The year 2008 marked the 150th anniversary of a Jewish presence in Saint John. The city has seen the arrival of hundreds of Jews from all parts of Europe since the arrival of Solomon and Alice Hart and their children in 1858. Many merely passed through on...

Celebrating Community

Celebrating Community

Fort Frances Museum & Cultural Centre

The community of Fort Frances, Ontario, celebrated its centennial in 2003. To commemorate, we retraced our community's history in this exhibit, from its founding to major developments, as well as the changes that have affected its growth.

Celebrating Gaspesia's Proud Military Tradition

Celebrating Gaspesia's Proud Military Tradition

Bay Chaleur Military Museum

The Gaspé Peninsula has a rich military tradition of communities that have always responded to the country's call in an exemplary way, a tradition preserved by the Bay Chaleur Military Museum. This Community Memories exhibit celebrates the military...

Century Settlers of the Edison - Westlock Area

Century Settlers of the Edison - Westlock Area

Westlock and District Museum

An hour's drive north of Edmonton, Edison was established as one of the region's first agricultural and transportation service communities in Northern Alberta. Prior to settlement through the Homestead Act, this region had been a transitory home for many...

Charles Macnamara - A Retrospective

Charles Macnamara - A Retrospective

Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives

Charles Macnamara lived in Arnprior from 1881 to 1944, and worked as secretary-treasurer for the McLachlin Bros. Lumber Company for 46 years. This Community Memories exhibit features numerous photographs of his family, friends and the landscape around...

Charles William Macdonald - Nova Scotia's Uncommon Common Man

Charles William Macdonald - Nova Scotia's Uncommon Common Man

Charles Macdonald Concrete House Museum

Charles William Macdonald was a seaman, labourer, artist, and manufacturer. Born in 1874 into a farming family in Steam Mill, Nova Scotia, his knack for drawing would lead him to seaports, galleries and museums around the world. Realizing at an early age...

Charles Wilson Silver Collection

Charles Wilson Silver Collection

Soo Line Historical Museum

Charles F. L. Wilson - a farmer hailing from Weyburn, Saskatchewan - died March 10, 1995, at the age of 90 years. By his Last Will and Testament, he directed that "all my antiques" be given to the Soo Line Historical Society for "preserving and displaying"...

Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, the "boss" of Saint-André de Kamouraska

Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, the "boss" of Saint-André de Kamouraska

Musée régional de Kamouraska

Born in 1846, Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, was self-taught. He started out with a shop bought from a watchmaker, for whom he had worked, to launch a business building farm machinery. His success was such that he was a multi-millionaire by the...

Chronicles of Bentley

Chronicles of Bentley

Bentley Museum

Bentley, Alberta lies like a jewel in the beautiful Blindman Valley, a geographic feature that caught the attention of many of the early pioneers. A spectacular view greets visitors as they enter the town from the east and see the famous "Sunset Hills" in...

Churches of South Central Saskatchewan

Churches of South Central Saskatchewan

Assiniboia and District Historical Museum

Before the arrival of Europeans, members of First Nations tribes had already defined it as a sacred place. After the first Metis from the Red River region of Manitoba arrived in the area around 1867, it was a matter of time before churches would dot the...

CKNX Tales from Wingham: the Radio & Television Town of Canada

CKNX Tales from Wingham: the Radio & Television Town of Canada

North Huron Museum

Gather around to hear how one remarkable man made the small Ontario town of Wingham (population of 3,500) the smallest community in North America to boast both a radio and a television station. This Community Memories exhibit features some of the CKNX...

Clarksburg Sesquicentennial

Clarksburg Sesquicentennial

Craigleith Heritage Depot

Nestled in a valley near the blue-green shores of Georgian Bay there is a village where time appears to have stood still.One hundred and fifty years ago, prominent businessman William Jabez Marsh came to this valley, looking for a place to build a mill....

CLAY CHRONICLES: STORIES FROM A POTTERY FACTORY

CLAY CHRONICLES: STORIES FROM A POTTERY FACTORY

Medalta Potteries Historic Site

From 1912 to 1954, Medalta Potteries Limited in Medicine Hat, Alberta was one of Canada's largest pottery producers, turning out sturdy hotel dinnerware, kitchen ware and china souvenirs that are still highly prized today as collectibles. Medalta's...

Coal Miner's Son; Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Son; Coal Miner's Daughter

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Explore online the choices facing a young person living in the Drumheller Valley in the 1920s. Coal mining was the economic engine that drove the bustling towns of the Drumheller Valley in the 1920s, so residents expected that boys would drop out of school...

Cobequid Bay Shad Fishery

Cobequid Bay Shad Fishery

Colchester Historical Museum and Archives

The Upper Bay of Fundy once teemed with shad during the summer months. When this resource was discovered, the shad fishery flourished, bringing a modest prosperity to the farmer-fishermen. As with all natural resource-based industries, the fishery was...

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....

Cole Harbour Then & Now; Rural Breadbasket to Urban Community

Cole Harbour Then & Now; Rural Breadbasket to Urban Community

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

The community of Cole Harbour was established in 1765 as an allotment of six 500 acre lots. The community stretched from the town of Dartmouth eastward to the Township of Lawrencetown, with its northern boundary the Township of Preston. Founded by Foreign...

Colourful Characters in Historic Yale

Colourful Characters in Historic Yale

Historic Yale Museum

This exhibit brings to life the exciting history of the town of Yale through small biographies of the colourful characters that have shaped its future, many who contributed largely to the destiny of British Columbia. Most people featured here lived in...

Commanda: A Changing Community

Commanda: A Changing Community

Commanda Heritage Centre

The general store was the hub and the heart of the community for the 19th-century settlers who braved harsh conditions to forge new lives for themselves in Canada - and the Commanda General Store was a classic of its kind. In the late 1800s, the village of...

Copper Cliff at War

Copper Cliff at War

Copper Cliff Museum

The area that became the Town of Copper Cliff (west of Sudbury proper and now a part of the City of Greater Sudbury) was a swampy, rocky, forbidding mess when prospectors arrived with John A. Macdonald's railway in the late 19th century. Soon they...

Coppsville/Clarksville aka CHALK RIVER

Coppsville/Clarksville aka CHALK RIVER

School House Museum

For many years before its name became synonymous with the Canadian nuclear industry, Chalk River, Ontario was a vibrant centre of activity in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Most early pioneers lived within a three-mile radius of the village as it exists today,...

Corner Brook - A Pulp and Paper Community

Corner Brook - A Pulp and Paper Community

Corner Brook Museum & Archives

In 1922 Corner Brook was a small but thriving community on the Humber Arm of the Bay of Islands in Western Newfoundland. Sawmilling had been an important activity since the 1860s, and the arrival of the railway in 1898 provided a reliable transportation...

Country School Memories

Country School Memories

Melfort and District Museum

What was it like going to school on the Prairies in 1894? This exhibit illustrates the Prairie education experience between 1894 and 1966. It includes images and information from more than 80 schools that made up the Melfort School Unit #54, an area...

Cow Head - Taking Pride in Our Past!

Cow Head - Taking Pride in Our Past!

Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum

Located on the West coast of the Great Northern Peninsula on the most northern tip of the Gros Morne National Park, Cow Head was first named Cap Pointu by Jacques Cartier on June 16th, 1534. However, French fishermen renamed the town Tête de Vache after a...

Cracker Barrels and Jersey Cows (The History of One Family in the Eastern Fraser Valley of B.C.)

Cracker Barrels and Jersey Cows (The History of One Family in the Eastern Fraser Valley of B.C.)

Kilby Historic Site

This Community Memories exhibit explores the survival of one family in the pioneering times of rural Canada through diversification. The Kilby family operated the community's general store, hotel and post office, as well as establishing one of the first...

Crossings: A Portrait of the Chinese Community of Moose Jaw

Crossings: A Portrait of the Chinese Community of Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Chinese immigrants made a unique contribution to life on the Prairies and played a significant role in the history of Moose Jaw and district. On the occasion of Saskatchewan's Centennial, this Community Memories exhibit celebrates the many remarkable lives...

Dateline Battle Harbour, September 1909: Peary Reaches the Pole

Dateline Battle Harbour, September 1909: Peary Reaches the Pole

Battle Harbour National Historic Site

Reaching the North Pole was one of the last great expeditionary challenges of the 20th century. Robert Peary transmitted the story of his achievement of reaching the North Pole from the Marconi Station located in Battle Harbour, Labrador. Newspapermen...

Digby County: A Journey Through Time

Digby County: A Journey Through Time

Admiral Digby Museum

As a proud four-hundred-year-old community, oral history has always been a critical part of the culture of Digby and Digby County. Today, the core of the region's collective memory is based on written interviews conducted with the community's elders, whose...

Discovering London's First Village

Discovering London's First Village

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

London, Ontario is the 10th largest city in Canada, a bustling metropolis of more than 350,000 people. But 500 years ago, London was a tiny village. The London's First Village exhibit traces the history of archeological excavations since the discovery of a...

Dutch Heritage in Prince Edward County

Dutch Heritage in Prince Edward County

Macaulay Heritage Park

After the Second World War, Canada faced a shortage of farm labour. This shortage was soon alleviated by Dutch farmers anxious to start life anew. In 1947, Dutch farmers and their families began to take advantage of the new Netherlands-Canadian Settlement...

E. J. Casey: From Soldier to Showman

E. J. Casey: From Soldier to Showman

North American Carnival Museum and Archives

The life story of Edgar James (E. J.) Casey is quite a remarkable one. It reads like an adventure novel set against the backdrop of the Canadian Prairies. Born in Belleville, Ontario, Edgar migrated west with his family to Winnipeg in 1905 on a "Harvester...

Echoes of the Old Durham Road

Echoes of the Old Durham Road

South Grey Museum & Historical Library

Echoes of the Old Durham Road focuses on the early Black pioneers, their settlement along the Old Durham Road near Priceville, Ontario and the Old Durham Road Pioneer Cemetery. This virtual exhibit aims to tell a local story on a national theme ―...

Echoes of the Past

Echoes of the Past

Didsbury and District Historical Society

Come and explore the journey of three families: a politician; an urban family and rural families to learn how they settled and built the town of Didsbury and how the following generations continue to contribute and serve the town and district and society...

Édith B. Pinet: A Midwife

Édith B. Pinet: A Midwife

Pope Museum

The exhibit presents the story of Édith B. Pinet, a nurse who has made a major contribution to public health. As a midwife, Pinet assisted in over 3,000 births and received many awards. The exhibit contains interviews and images celebrating the life of...

Effect of Quakers on the Development of Newmarket

Effect of Quakers on the Development of Newmarket

Elman W. Campbell Museum

Newmarket (Ontario) lies near the origin of four river watersheds - the Humber, the Don, the Holland and the Rouge. This key location evolved into a community because of decisions by two men: one an important aristocrat, the other a Quaker immigrant.

Elmira Railway Museum - End of the Line

Elmira Railway Museum - End of the Line

Elmira Railway Museum

Prince Edward Island came into Canada via the railroad. Determined to forge an independent path, the Island chose not to join the new country when it was created in 1867. However, by 1871, Islanders decided their road to continued prosperity had to include...

Ernest Thompson Seton: The Trail of the Sandhill Stag near Carberry

Ernest Thompson Seton: The Trail of the Sandhill Stag near Carberry

The Seton Centre

This exhibit explores and highlights a small but significant part of Ernest Thompson Seton's life: the period in the 1880s when he spent time in Carberry, Manitoba, Canada. We explore how his experience as a young man influenced his future work as an...

Evolution of Telecommunications

Evolution of Telecommunications

Musée des Télécomunications

Telecommunications in Canada have evolved tremendously from their beginning to the present. This exhibit attempts to show several aspects of this evolution from what is seen by the general public to the telephone office and the factory. It is, in a way,...

Exploring James Anderson: A Journey through the Adventurous Life of a Company Man

Exploring James Anderson: A Journey through the Adventurous Life of a Company Man

Georgina Pioneer Village

One of Canada's most steadfast explorers, James Anderson arrived in Canada in 1831 to spend his entire working life in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). Anderson not only transformed the landscape he explored, he was dramatically shaped by it....

Facades of Wingham - Past and Present

Facades of Wingham - Past and Present

North Huron Museum

Come explore the main street of Alice Munro's hometown of Wingham, Ontario, Canada. Many Munro fans know it as Jubilee. Experience the buildings and landmarks that enrich and inform Munro's celebrated short stories. Tour streetscapes of today and...

Faces of Pikwàkanagàn

Faces of Pikwàkanagàn

Algonquin Way Cultural Centre (The)

Imagine a time, more than two centuries after first contact with Samuel du Champlain in 1613, establishment of new Canadian settlements, exposure to new epidemics, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, the establishment of Upper and Lower Canada, and loss of...

Fairfield Comes Alive

Fairfield Comes Alive

Fairfield Museum & National Historic Site

Fairfield, a Moravian mission within the wilds of the Carolinian forest of southwestern Ontario, is the first settlement of Europeans within the present day confines of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in 1792. The peaceful settlement was located along the...

Farm Tractors

Farm Tractors

Sunnybrook Farm Museum and Interpretive Centre

Discover the role of the tractor from the Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Early farming relied on teams of horses. A partnership grew between the farmer and his animals, and the first steam engines and tractors were treated with suspicion and scorn. Some farmers...

Farming - A way of Life in North Norfolk

Farming - A way of Life in North Norfolk

Manitoba Agricultural Museum

This exhibit documents the history of their efforts, in particular the development of farming practices that are still used today. It is richly documented with archival pictures from the Manitoba Agricultural Museum at Austin, which contains Canada's...

Faspa Country: a Herbert story

Faspa Country: a Herbert story

Herbert CPR Train Station Museum

"Faspa" is a low-German, Mennonite term used for a typical late afternoon lunch that, for generations, has been served in Mennonite homes. This story of Herbert, Saskatchewan, tells the story of the strong Mennonite influence on a small Prairie community....

Fernie Centennial Memories - A History of Team Sports in Fernie

Fernie Centennial Memories - A History of Team Sports in Fernie

Fernie and District Historical Society Museum

The history of Fernie, British Columbia, has been intimately tied to coal. The abundance of this resource attracted a wave of immigrants to the Fernie area beginning in 1897. From its beginning as a collection of one roughshod log structures, Fernie's...

First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada, 1891-1914

First Wave of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada, 1891-1914

Taras Shevchenko Museum

Between 1891 and 1914, a total of 180,000 Ukrainians left their homeland for Canada, most of them landless peasants or peasants with small holdings who were promised "lots of land" by shipping companies and the Canadian government. Most settled in Manitoba...

Fish Stories

Fish Stories

Reford Gardens / Alexander Reford

This exhibition is a presentation of the Metis River and the remarkable history of fishing for salmon on the river. Many never before seen photographs and objects are explained with brief texts that tell the truth behind a few "fishing stories". Les Amis...

Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island - Yesterday & Today

Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island - Yesterday & Today

C.A.M.I.'s Historical Heritage Complex

Lobster fishing today should be easier than it was years ago when fishermen owned little equipment and earned little income. More sophisticated technology allows access to the best fishing grounds and produces larger catches and higher incomes, but as this...

Fleur-De-Lys Then and Now

Fleur-De-Lys Then and Now

Dorset Soapstone Quarry Site

The sea played a vital role in the history, culture and livelihood of most of Newfoundland, especially port communities like Fleur-De-Lys. The sea provided nourishment and economic livelihood for the people of these communities. It also completely shaped...

Flight From the Flames

Flight From the Flames

Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association

In the summer of 1998, a runaway forest fire near Silver Creek, BC forced 7,000 people from their homes. Relive this massive civil evacuation — the largest the province had yet seen — through this photographic account. This exhibit also shares some...

Flumes, Booms and Sawdust: Logging in the Shuswap

Flumes, Booms and Sawdust: Logging in the Shuswap

Chase and District Museum and Archives Society

In 1908 the Adams River Lumber Company established the third largest sawmill in the Interior of British Columbia. Men were housed in logging camps in the Adams Lake area. Flumes, dams and spillways transported the logs to Shuswap Lake to be towed to the...

Fluorspar Mines at St. Lawrence

Fluorspar Mines at St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence Miner's Memorial Museum

St. Lawrence is a community on the Southeast Coast of the Burin Peninsula. Until the early 1930s, the people of the area survived through a combination of inshore fishing, small-scale farming, and other traditional activities. In 1929, a tidal wave...

Follow the guide! Abenakis guides in private hunting and fishing clubs of Mauricie.

Follow the guide! Abenakis guides in private hunting and fishing clubs of Mauricie.

Musée des Abénakis

The Abenakis were ideal guides for the hunting and fishing clubs that emerged in the Mauricie in the late 19th century. As the clubs were built on ancestral lands, the Aboriginal people had invaluable knowledge of the rivers and portages, and of where to...

For King and County: Soldiers of the Haliburton Highlands

For King and County: Soldiers of the Haliburton Highlands

Minden Hills Museum

In the fall of 2009 the Minden Hills Museum displayed an exhibit entitled For King and County: The Soldiers of Haliburton County. This exhibit was widely popular and reached all members of the community. These Community Memories are a continuation of that...

For Services Rendered: Military Heroes of Vancouver Island

For Services Rendered: Military Heroes of Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island Military Museum Society

George Woodcock once stated that "Canadians do not like heroes, and so they do not have them". Yet, at a time when they live among us, how can we deny their existence? This exhibit remembers those on Vancouver Island who served in the Canadian military.

Forman Hawboldt – Inventor and Entrepreneur

Forman Hawboldt – Inventor and Entrepreneur

Chester Municipal Heritage Society

Forman Hawboldt (1876-1956) was an extraordinary inventor, entrepreneur and community builder with many enterprises and achievements to his credits. Find out how one man’s vision, ingenuity and perseverance shaped the future of the small community of...

Fort McMurray's School Stories

Fort McMurray's School Stories

Heritage Park

Upon his arrival, Mr. Douglas Craig McTavish, a lay missionary and minister for the Presbyterian Church, realized that the town of McMurray was in need of a school for the children. He immediately set about making this happen. On September 25, 1912, the...

Fox Harbour Pinetree

Fox Harbour Pinetree

St. Lewis Heritage Museum

In the early 1950s, Fox Harbour was still living the traditional life of Labrador with only a few amenities to ease the hardship. People travelled by dog teams and survived off the land, since dry goods were scarce, especially during winter. Money did not...

Francophones of Newfoundland & Labrador

Francophones of Newfoundland & Labrador

Corner Brook Museum & Archives

When one thinks of the early settlers of Newfoundland and Labrador, they think of the English and Irish in Newfoundland, and the Innu in Labrador. Most people do not realize the role that the French played in the development and growth of the province, nor...

Fredericton's York County Jail, 1842 - 1996

Fredericton's York County Jail, 1842 - 1996

Science East - The York County Gaol

It once housed a Columbian drug dealer and a notorious serial killer. It was the site of a double hanging in 1949. But after 154 years, as a storied penal institution located in downtown Fredericton, the York County Jail was finally closed as a prison in...

From Black Bag to High Science: Medicine in Central N.B. 1850-2000

From Black Bag to High Science: Medicine in Central N.B. 1850-2000

Fredericton Region Museum

In the decades following the Second World War, central New Brunswick experienced the most rapid population growth in the province. That expansion was driven not by farming, manufacturing or railways - which for more than a century had powered the local...

From Rugby to Football: The History of Canadian Football

From Rugby to Football: The History of Canadian Football

Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum

Rugby-Football and Canadian Football today are two different sports, but at one time their paths were intertwined. It started in 1865, when McGill University played English-speaking officers that were stationed there. When 1874 came, McGill developed their...

From Saltfleet to Stoney Creek

From Saltfleet to Stoney Creek

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

This exhibit features historical and modern perspectives on the many crossroad communities that make up contemporary Stoney Creek. The eastern portion of the City of Hamilton has evolved from a landscape of fruit farms into a suburban community known for...

From The Bow Of The Minto

From The Bow Of The Minto

Arrow Lakes Historical Society

The harshness and sheer remoteness of the Klondike failed to deter prospectors in their quest to reach the announced fabulous goldfields of the region in 1897. Lured by any development connected with mineral resources, the CPR used coastal steamers to run...

From Tree to Sea: Boat Builders of the Sunshine Coast

From Tree to Sea: Boat Builders of the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives

Boat building has provided the means of transportation for generations of Sunshine Coasters. Many pioneers built their boats from materials salvaged from the beaches and the abundant forests. What type of life did these boat builders lead? Meet this...

George Johnston and His World: Life and Culture of the Inland Tlingit

George Johnston and His World: Life and Culture of the Inland Tlingit

George Johnston Museum

The Inland Tlingit are descendants of the Coastal Tlingit who migrated into the Yukon Territory, Canada, from what is now Southeast Alaska. Their entry to the interior via the Taku River to Atlin, British Columbia, then overland to Teslin, occurred during...

Getting Here From There

Getting Here From There

Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Building roads for transportation in the Rocky Mountains is quite a challenge! Just imagine the difficulties that explorers and First Nations using waterways would have encountered while fur trading.Imagine the construction of a railway that was to link...

Gimli: The Evolution of a Community

Gimli: The Evolution of a Community

New Iceland Heritage Museum

This Community Memories exhibit traces the evolution of Gimli, Manitoba from a colony of rough hewn cabins in "New Iceland" 125 years ago to today's thriving resort community on the shores of the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world.In the fall of...

GIRLS ON THE HOMEFRONT: A Toronto Girls' School 1894-1945

GIRLS ON THE HOMEFRONT: A Toronto Girls' School 1894-1945

Havergal College Archives

Founded in 1894, Havergal College remains one of Toronto's most well-known high school for girls. What may be unfamiliar, however, are the evangelical roots of the school- an emphasis on a gendered sense of empire and foreign missionary activity. In...

Glorious Glass: Wallaceburg the Glass Town of Canada

Glorious Glass: Wallaceburg the Glass Town of Canada

Wallaceburg and District Museum

When southwestern Ontario's lumber industry began to decline at the end of the nineteenth century, many communities scrambled to find other viable business options. In Wallaceburg, a local ship owner who had grown up in Bristol, the British centre of glass...

Grand Bend - Our Stories, Our Voice

Grand Bend - Our Stories, Our Voice

Lambton Heritage Museum

Grand Bend was first settled in the 1830s by the mill hands of Benjamin Brewster & Company. Logs from The Pinery were hauled here to be sawn by water power, and the workers built their shanties nearby. The isolated hamlet took its name from the hairpin...

Grand Forks' Wartime Memories

Grand Forks' Wartime Memories

Boundary Museum Society

As part of Grand Forks' Wartime Memories, three veterans of the Second World War who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force were interviewed by local secondary school pupils. These decorated veterans are Hume Ritchie, Dave Dale and Albert "Chick" Talarico....

Greece Then, Greece Now: The Hellenic Community of Saskatoon

Greece Then, Greece Now: The Hellenic Community of Saskatoon

Museum of Antiquities

This Community Memories project explores the relationship between daily life in modern and ancient Greece, and the history of Greek immigrants to Canada and more specifically, Saskatoon.

Greenbank: The Heart of Reach Township

Greenbank: The Heart of Reach Township

Scugog Shores Historical Museum

The Pioneers of Greenbank, OntarioThis Community Memories Exhibit tells the story of courageous pioneers who survived the challenge of inhospitable terrain to establish a small settlement that is now a quiet, rural town in southern Ontario 50 miles...

Growing up in Bedford 1914 - 1930

Growing up in Bedford 1914 - 1930

Scott Manor House

Our exhibit, entitled "Growing up in Bedford- 1914-1930," is based on presentations given by noted local historian, Marion Christie. This is Marion's story, told first-hand, about what life was like in Bedford during that time.She recounts stories of her...

Growing Up In Peterborough: A Century of Stories

Growing Up In Peterborough: A Century of Stories

Hutchison House Museum

The City of Peterborough, Ontario, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005. Growing Up in Peterborough: A Century of Stories is a collection of reminiscences, and of memories on how the city came to be the city it is today. This exhibit looks back at the...

Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland: A Portrait of Childhood 1950 - 2009

Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland: A Portrait of Childhood 1950 - 2009

French Shore Interpretation Centre

Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland highlights the experiences and images of childhood in seven neighbouring rural communities on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. The period covered in the exhibit is primarily the second half of the 20th century...

Grown in the Garden of Canada: The History of the Fruit Industry in Grimsby, Ontario

Grown in the Garden of Canada: The History of the Fruit Industry in Grimsby, Ontario

Grimsby Museum

During the American Revolution of 1776-1783, United Empire Loyalists fleeing the Thirteen Colonies settled in Upper Canada and began to work the land. Given the unique location, climate and soil of the Niagara region, along with the arrival of the railway...

Haida Memories

Haida Memories

Haida Heritage and Repatriation Society

The Haida Memories exhibit casts light on the rich heritage of the northern Haida from Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Ancient Haida society, matrilineal in structure, was traditionally divided into two clans, the Ravens and the Eagles. Families with common...

Hamilton Mack Laing

Hamilton Mack Laing

Comox Archives and Museum

This exhibit captures the life and work of Hamilton Mack Laing. This naturalist, author, photographer and artist made his home in Comox on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Born in 1883 in Ontario, Laing grew up on a Manitoba farm, attended art school in...

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...

Harbour Island (Then and Now)

Harbour Island (Then and Now)

Old Mill Heritage Centre

Harbour Island is a 30 acre island that was once a playground for the rich and famous. It is about 20 km north of Kagawong Ontario on Lake Huron just off of Manitoulin Island. The 12 building yachting and fishing resort celebrated its glory days in the...

Heart of the Village: Memories of The Blacksmith Shop

Heart of the Village: Memories of The Blacksmith Shop

Gaspesian British Heritage Village

Until very recently, the blacksmith was an extremely important and vital member of the community. Almost every small town and village had its own smithy, and the blacksmith's services and knowledge were required by all. This exhibit is devoted to the...

Helping Hands on the Ski Hills and Trails: Ski Patrol in the National Capital Region

Helping Hands on the Ski Hills and Trails: Ski Patrol in the National Capital Region

Canadian Ski Museum (The)

The Canadian Ski Museum recognizes what an important role Ski Patrollers play in the welfare and enjoyment of skiers - both cross country and alpine skiers have benefitted from their expertise and training. Ski patrollers are passionate about their sport...

Henri Liboiron - A lifetime of Discovery

Henri Liboiron - A lifetime of Discovery

Notukeu Heritage Museum

The collection of First Nations artefacts in the Notukeu Heritage Museum is one of the largest in Western Canada thanks to Henri Liboiron. He spent countless hours walking in local fields and digging to find an astonishing assortment of arrowheads, pottery...

Henry Stelfox: Wanderer, Conservationist, and Friend

Henry Stelfox: Wanderer, Conservationist, and Friend

Rocky Mountain House Museum

When Henry Stelfox emigrated to Alberta in the winter of 1906-07, he could hardly have imagined that history would honour him as a successful businessman, an environmental activist, a historian, an advocate for First Nations people and a poet.

High Water Mark: Thamesville and the Great Flood of 1937

High Water Mark: Thamesville and the Great Flood of 1937

Old Town Hall Museum

In southwestern Ontario lies the small village of Thamesville. Nestled in an idylllic rural setting, this beautiful historic village is unfortunately located only one kilometre north of the shores of the Thames River. Over the years, Thamesville has been a...

Highland Connections: Port Hood, the First World War and the Cape Breton Highlanders Overseas

Highland Connections: Port Hood, the First World War and the Cape Breton Highlanders Overseas

Chestico Museum

As part of the British Empire, Canada sent over 600,000 men to fight for "King and Country" during the Great War. Treading in the footsteps of their Highland ancestors who had first arrived on Cape Breton's shores with General Wolfe's 78th Fraser...

Historic St. George's Church

Historic St. George's Church

St. George's Heritage Museum

This exhibit traces the history of St. George's Church in Brigus, an impressive example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture in Newfoundland and Labrador. Built in 1876 under the supervision of George C. Jerrett, St. George's is an imposing...

Historical Homes of Brigus

Historical Homes of Brigus

John N. Leamon Stone Barn Museum

Take a virtual tour of the historic town of Brigus, Newfoundland. Nestled quietly in Conception Bay, the small town of Brigus is well known for its rugged beauty and serenity. Lesser known is the town's stature in the late 19th century as one of the most...

History of Peachland

History of Peachland

Peachland Museum

The name "Peachland" came into being when founder J. M. Robinson called his real estate development by that name. From his Peachland Townsite office on First Avenue he sold the town lots and hillside acreages to early residents and pioneers. A Peachland...

History of Railroading on Cape Breton Island

History of Railroading on Cape Breton Island

Orangedale Railway Museum

This exhibit retraces the early days of the railroad on Cape Breton Island and the railroad's role in the development of this area and the nation. Central to the exhibit is the Orangedale Railway Museum, built as a railway station in 1886 for the original...

History of skiing in the Laurentians

History of skiing in the Laurentians

Musée du Ski des Laurentides

This Virtual Exhibit was prepared from research carried out for an exhibition at the Laurentian Ski Museum, which highlights among other things the 70th anniversary of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA). This history of ski instruction underlines...

History of the Wolseley Courthouse and Champions of Justice

History of the Wolseley Courthouse and Champions of Justice

Wolseley Courthouse Interpretive Centre Inc.

In the early pioneer years of the North-West Territories, Chief Justice Edward L. Wetmore, Sir Frederick W.A.G. Haultain, former Premier of the North-West Territories, and lawyer Levi Thomson contributed to the judicial, socio-political, and economic...

Hometown Sports Heroes

Hometown Sports Heroes

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

In small towns and villages throughout New Brunswick, sports have always been an integral part of the fabric of the community. As such, rural communities have made an important and lasting contribution to New Brunswick's sports heritage. None have done...

Hooked

Hooked

Livyer's Lot Museum

This virtual exhibit explores how the traditional skill of matmaking became a means to earn a living for women in Placentia West. For as long as anyone remembers, women in Placentia West made mats from scraps of old clothing to help keep their homes clean...

Horse Tales from the Drumheller Region

Horse Tales from the Drumheller Region

Homestead Museum

Horse Tales chronicles the critical role of horses in the lives and livelihood of pioneers in the Drumheller, Alberta region. Horses transported people, goods and crops. They pulled wagons, sleighs and equipment. Ranchers used them for herding cattle....

Hudson's Hope Pioneers in Pictures

Hudson's Hope Pioneers in Pictures

Hudson's Hope Historical Society Museum

Hudson's Hope is a jewel of British Columbia, Canada. It is a small 200-year-old community of 1,100 people. Rich in resources and beautiful scenery, it was a natural stopping place along the Peace River, thought to be a route to the Pacific Ocean for...

Hugh Cummings Photography Collection - Then & Now

Hugh Cummings Photography Collection - Then & Now

Massey Area Museum

Travel along a time tunnel of the fascinating photography of Hugh Cummings to see what life looked like a century ago on the north shore of Georgian Bay, and how the community has changed over 100 years.A son of the Cummings family, he became an integral...

Hulls on Hurontario: Collingwood's Maritime Legacy

Hulls on Hurontario: Collingwood's Maritime Legacy

Collingwood Museum

Collingwood, Ontario, was and still is affected by the marine history of the community. Collingwood maintained strong marine roots from the very early years of the 1850s, when the harbour was used primarily for boat building, through its era as a vital...

Human Interaction with Nature

Human Interaction with Nature

Dryden and District Museum

Human Interaction with Nature explores the relationship between humans and the natural environment as a defining factor in the development and sustainability of a community. The exhibit begins with the interaction of the First People with the forest, a...

Ice: A historic link for Pictou Islanders. The story of the Ice boat during the early 1900s.

Ice: A historic link for Pictou Islanders. The story of the Ice boat during the early 1900s.

Northumberland Fisheries Museum & Heritage Association

Ice boats were an essential link to mainland Canada for residents of tiny Pictou Island during the winter months when sea ice made passage by regular boats impossible. Using ice for survival, a cold isolated time of year for Islanders - ice became an...

In the Footsteps of a Founder

In the Footsteps of a Founder

Centre historique des Soeurs de Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Chicoutimi

At the beginning of the 20th century, nearly 1,000 nuns affiliated with les Soeurs de Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil of Chicoutimi braved adversity and hardship to bring learning and knowledge to the most remote areas of Quebec's Sagueanay Lac-Saint-Jean and...

Indian Bay Recreational Fishery - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Indian Bay Recreational Fishery - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation

With some of the largest brook trout in Newfoundland swimming off its shores, Indian Bay has always been known as one of the top ten trophy fishing spots on the east coast. Unfortunately, over-fishing and increased access have depleted both the fish...

Indiana: A Ghost Town of Haldimand County

Indiana: A Ghost Town of Haldimand County

Ruthven Park National Historic Site

Driving by Ruthven Park National Historic Site today you would never imagine that there was once a thriving community located on the property. In fact, in the mid-19th century, Indiana was the largest industrial town in Haldimand County. Indiana has been...

Influences of Emma Lake Art School

Influences of Emma Lake Art School

Art Gallery of Prince Albert

Conceived during the Great Depression on the Prairies, the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus was the first of its kind, connecting Prairie artists to the wider scope of the international art world, in a setting of breathtaking boreal splendor. Officially, 2005...

Ingersoll's Mammoth Cheese and the History of Cheese Making in Oxford County

Ingersoll's Mammoth Cheese and the History of Cheese Making in Oxford County

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

A giant cheese. A 7,300-pound block of cheese. The Mammoth Cheese of Oxford County stood as a symbol of Ingersoll, Ontario's world famous dairy and cheese industry. This 7,300 pound block of cheese was created in 1866 at the James Harris Cheese Factory,...

Inukjuak Art History

Inukjuak Art History

Inuit Art Foundation

Inukjuak Art History features approximately 300 digitized images of artworks and artists collected over half a century by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The exhibit also draws on contextual research and first-person interviews with 21...

Ioco: Life in a Company Town

Ioco: Life in a Company Town

Port Moody Station Museum

The Imperial Oil Company built an oil refinery in 1914 on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, across the way from Port Moody, BC. It was isolated from Port Moody by road, but “Shift Ferries” brought workers to and from work by boat. The Company began...

It Happened at Moose River

It Happened at Moose River

Moose River Gold Mine Museum

Gold mining was big business on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in the early 1900s. Several villages, including Moose River had actively producing gold mines. On Easter Sunday April 12th, 1936, disaster struck the Moose River Gold Mine. Three unsuspecting...

Jack Ray: Selling Glamour and Illusion

Jack Ray: Selling Glamour and Illusion

North American Carnival Museum and Archives

In the early 1900s the carnival beckoned its audience with canvas signs and callers. Banners and posters were strung up in succession, tempting the public with glimpses of the exotic. Sensational images and peeks of the show inside introduced by a caller's...

Jasper Park Volunteer Fire Brigade: A Community History

Jasper Park Volunteer Fire Brigade: A Community History

Jasper - Yellowhead Museum and Archives

This exhibit tells the history of the Jasper Park Volunteer Fire Brigade. In the early days of Jasper, Alberta, the town site depended on those who volunteered their time and lives in order to battle the flames. The growth of the volunteer brigade, which...

Journey through a Union Built Town

Journey through a Union Built Town

Sir William F. Coaker Heritage Foundation

Sir William Ford Coaker and the Fishermen's Protective Union founded Port Union in 1916. This exhibit allows you to follow in the footsteps of the union leader, Sir William Ford Coaker, and the union members and to discover how a union changed the social...

Keeping the Faith: Judaica From The Aron Museum

Keeping the Faith: Judaica From The Aron Museum

Aron Museum

This online exhibit will lead you through the holidays, rituals and customs of the Jewish faith and show how a unique art - the art of Judaica - developed in correspondence with Jewish tradition. The art objects provide a passage into the past, allowing...

Keystone, The Centrepiece of the Breton Collection

Keystone, The Centrepiece of the Breton Collection

Breton and District Historical Museum

This exhibit looks at the founding of the Breton area in south central Alberta circa 1909. The area was originally scouted and settled by William Allan, an African American who came to Canada trying to escape the institutionalized racism that was being...

King Seaman - His Legacy Continues

King Seaman - His Legacy Continues

Amos Seaman School Museum

This project describes the life and achievements of Amos "King" Seaman, a merchant, landowner, businessman and philanthropist who lived in Minudie, Nova Scotia, from 1796 until 1864, and who became one of Canada's wealthiest men of his time.

Kinghorn School Days

Kinghorn School Days

King Township Museum

Between 1895 and 1936, the one-room school house at Kinghorn in King Township (Ontario), was run by one individual, a no-nonsense teacher named Walter Rolling. Walter and his family offer us a chance to explore how people adapt to communities, and how...

Kirkland Lake: A Jewish History

Kirkland Lake: A Jewish History

Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

The town of Kirkland Lake once had a vibrant and thriving Jewish community. Its origins were found in the great waves of migration to Canada in the early 20th century, from the area of Eastern Europe known as the Russia Pale. One of the earliest...

Kirkland Lake: The Town that Made the NHL Famous

Kirkland Lake: The Town that Made the NHL Famous

Hockey Heritage North

Hockey is the heart of Kirkland Lake. It is a small mining town that became a major contributor to the National Hockey League. Many more players went on to play Junior, Senior, and university level hockey. Others played for no other reason than the love of...

Kitchens of Early Settlers - circa 1920s

Kitchens of Early Settlers - circa 1920s

Assiniboia and District Historical Museum

In eras past farm kitchens rarely boasted the contemporary conveniences of their urban counterparts. Imagine trying to set up a household in a rural area with no electricity and no running water. Your possessions would be few, and likely hand-me-down items...

Ksiitsikominaa: The Thunder Chief Gallery

Ksiitsikominaa: The Thunder Chief Gallery

Fort Whoop Up National Historic Site

The Kainai (originally known as the Weasel people - "A pai sti tapi") of south-western Alberta, also known as the Blood, have always been known as skilled artists and creative crafts people. The early explorers and fur traders noticed the elaborate...

Lake Ainslie - The Settlers Story

Lake Ainslie - The Settlers Story

MacDonald House Museum

This Community Memory exhibit traces the settlement of East Lake Ainslie from its beginning in 1820. Located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the settlement began at the shores of and in the hills above the lake. The settlers were Scottish, Presbyterian...

Legends and Lore of the South Similkameen

Legends and Lore of the South Similkameen

South Similkameen Museum

The natives of the Similkameen Valley, who travelled in and through what is now known as British Columbia and Washington State, have a history spanning thousands of years. Originally nomadic, they moved by foot, horse and canoe according to seasons and...

Les écoles de bonheur

Les écoles de bonheur

Musée des filles de Jésus

Between 1950 and 1972, the Val-Marie and Keranna family institutes in the Trois-Rivières area educated thousands of young women. Originally called "écoles ménagères régionales" ("regional home economics schools"), these boarding schools were operated...

Les Sortilèges and their Wardrobe: 33 Years of Costumes from Here and Elsewhere

Les Sortilèges and their Wardrobe: 33 Years of Costumes from Here and Elsewhere

Centre de Documentation Marius-Barbeau (or Marius-Barbeau Centre)

The exhibition "Les Sortilèges and their Wardrobe: 33 Years of Costumes from Here and Elsewhere", presented by the Marius-Barbeau Centre, intends to awaken memories as it unveils Les Sortilèges dance troupe's costumes during the years it was under the...

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Rideau Canal Museum

The Lest We Forget Project is a community-based program that researches the lives of soldiers whose names are found on cenotaphs across Canada. Smiths Falls high school students created this museum display after collecting names inscribed on their local...

Life at the Lakes

Life at the Lakes

Queens County Heritage

From Aboriginal times to the present, Queens County, New Brunswick and its lakes, the Washademoak and Grand Lakes, have hosted a vibrant transportation network and travel industry. Whether experiencing the relaxation of the many shorelines as a guest,...

Life, Love and Laughter

Life, Love and Laughter

Ashern Pioneer Museum

This virtual tour is conducted by a community member, John Cochrane, portraying a surveyor, A.S. Hern, after whom the town of Ashern, Manitoba, was named in 1918. Hern introduces the history of the Siglunes area, entitled Life, Love and Laughter,...

Like a Falling Leaf - The 1954 Plane Collision Over Moose Jaw

Like a Falling Leaf - The 1954 Plane Collision Over Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

At 10:02 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 1954 a Royal Canadian Air Force Harvard trainer collided with a Trans-Canada Air Lines North Star passenger plane in the skies over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, scattering wreckage and debris over a three-mile radius in the...

Listen Up! Musical Memories of the Highwood

Listen Up! Musical Memories of the Highwood

Museum of the Highwood

A History of Music in the Highwood River Area of Southern AlbertaMusic was central to early social life at the dances and entertainments that Highwood residents enjoyed in homes, theatres, dance halls, hotels and barns. In High River, the Wales theatre...

Little Chicago / Royalties: An Oil Boomtown in Alberta

Little Chicago / Royalties: An Oil Boomtown in Alberta

Museum of the Highwood

Anyone driving down Highway 22 just north of Longview, Alberta could never imagine that there was once a bustling oil town on both sides of the road. Packed into just over two square miles, Little Chicago, later called Royalties, grew and developed around...

Little Claybelt Memories

Little Claybelt Memories

Temiskaming Shores Public Library

A History of Farming in the New Liskeard Area of Northern OntarioAlthough the fur and lumber industries predate agriculture in the New Liskeard area of northern Ontario, farming has sustained this small town for over 100 years and still has an impact on...

Lost Way of Life

Lost Way of Life

Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation

Lost Way of Life tells us five stories of how people lived in and around Kingston, Ontario over a span of 300 years. Through archaeological investigations in the area, the influences that have helped to define the city's character are discovered. These are...

LSSR - 105 years of Service - June 2005

LSSR - 105 years of Service - June 2005

Thunder Bay Military Museum

The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (LSSR), based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has a long and honourable history. This Community Memories exhibit traces the history of the regiment from the creation of the first militia unit at Port Arthur in 1885 to the present.

Lumbermills of Port Moody

Lumbermills of Port Moody

Port Moody Station Museum

Port Moody boomed when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) rumbled west in the late 1800s. The town in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia was to be the site of the CPR terminus and the new railway promised a rosy future for every trade. Lumber in...

Lytton, Transformed by Transportation

Lytton, Transformed by Transportation

Lytton Museum and Archives

This Community Memories project traces the development of Lytton, in parallel to the transportation routes that have gone through the village, and defined its development. Lytton, British Columbia, is located at the junction of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers.

MacDonald House Museum tells its story.

MacDonald House Museum tells its story.

MacDonald House Museum

MacDonald House and the MacDonald family played a significant role in the community of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in the mid- to late-19th century. The house was the location of the post office and the way station and as such was a gathering point for many...

Made on Pelee: The History of Grape Farming and Wineries on Pelee Island

Made on Pelee: The History of Grape Farming and Wineries on Pelee Island

Pelee Island Heritage Centre

This virtual exhibit chronicles the history of grape farming and wineries on Pelee Island from the mid-1800s to the present day. With the successful migration of the Catawaba grapes from the Southern United States to the Lake Erie Islands, Pelee Island was...

Marine History of Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Marine History of Yarmouth Nova Scotia

Yarmouth County Museum

In the late 1800s, a time when Yarmouth, Nova Scotia's fleet could boast of being the second largest in Canada, its sea captains were renowned in seaports around the world. This exhibit tells about the captains and ship owners of the era and delves into...

Medals, Trophies, and Ribbons! Oh My!!!

Medals, Trophies, and Ribbons! Oh My!!!

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Medals, ribbons and trophies are so important markers that record the facts of a person's life, and these awards often become the only remaining physical evidence of an athlete's record. Created for the heroes and heroines of the day, they document the...

Memories of Oyster Pond's Village Store: 1891-1975

Memories of Oyster Pond's Village Store: 1891-1975

Memory Lane Heritage Village

For 84 years, the Hosking General Store served the coastal community of Oyster Pond, Nova Scotia, in the care of three generations of storekeepers. Typical of a village store, the store sold everything under one roof. And yet, in this community, the store...

Memories of Red Lake: Why We Came, Why We Stayed

Memories of Red Lake: Why We Came, Why We Stayed

Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre

Red Lake is a small gold mining community in Northwestern Ontario. The exhibit highlights the rich cultural mosaic of the area, and celebrates its heritage through personal stories of tenacity, generosity and ingenuity.

Memories of the Women's College Hospital School of Nursing

Memories of the Women's College Hospital School of Nursing

The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women's College Hospital

Explore the history of nursing education in Canada through Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital School of Nursing. The school opened the door for Canadian women in the 20th century to pursue a nursing career. Using oral recollections, writings, and...

Mennonite Memories of Pelee Island, Ontario, 1925-1950

Mennonite Memories of Pelee Island, Ontario, 1925-1950

Essex-Kent Mennonite Heritage Centre

In 1925, the invitation of an Ohio tobacco farmer to share-crop his land on tiny Pelee Island in Southwestern Ontario offered a new start to 38 refugees. Six Mennonite families were among the thousands of German-speaking Mennonites fleeing the Ukraine in...

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art - Building Community Through Mentorship

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art - Building Community Through Mentorship

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Inc.

Twenty-Five Years of Women's Art in Winnipeg, ManitobaThis exhibit outlines the work of Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. MAWA is a group that encourages and supports the intellectual and creative development of women...

Military Medical Services of Northwestern Ontario

Military Medical Services of Northwestern Ontario

Thunder Bay Military Museum

This exhibit is part of a series produced by the Thunder Bay Military Museum and History Society designed to relate the rich military history of Northwestern Ontario. This production, on the Military Medical Services, details the history of 4 Field...

Millertown 1900 Men - Horses - Oxen - Steam

Millertown 1900 Men - Horses - Oxen - Steam

Millertown Museum

In 1900, logging entrepreneur Lewis Miller built a town in the wilderness of central Newfoundland for loggers and their families. His enthusiasm and vision led him to build a railway to link the logging camp to the coastal port of Little Burnt Bay, where...

Millet Through One Hundred Years

Millet Through One Hundred Years

Millet and District Museum and Archives

Millet, Alberta, officially became a town on June 17th, 1903. It was formed by an Order in Council under the authority of section 3 of the Village Ordinance of the Northwest Territories. Millet received its name when Sir William Van Horne, president of the...

Millet- A Decade in Bloom!

Millet- A Decade in Bloom!

Millet and District Museum and Archives

This exhibit demonstrates the magnificent impact the Communities in Bloom Program has had on Millet, Alberta, over the last decade. The Program, committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and the beautification of municipalities,...

Mining History on the Baie Verte Peninsula

Mining History on the Baie Verte Peninsula

Baie Verte Peninsula Miners Museum

There's a rich mining history in Baie Verte, Newfoundland, that continues to the present day - and the Miners Museum in the community digs deep into its lore. Located at Terra Nova Mine, which operated from 1860 until 1864, and again between 1901 and 1915,...

Miramichi Memories - The River People

Miramichi Memories - The River People

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Fly-fishing on the banks of the Miramichi River, New Brunswick, is an art form that has been around for centuries. Dating back to the early 15th century, journals have recorded the successes and failures of fishermen in their prime of angling. This exhibit...

Mission Farms & Farmers

Mission Farms & Farmers

Mission Museum

Our Community Memories exhibit celebrates the vital role of agriculture in the growth and development of Mission, British Columbia, and surrounding district, where the efforts of agricultural workers sustained the community and enhanced its well-being.

Mosquito Aircraft Production at Downsview

Mosquito Aircraft Production at Downsview

Toronto Aerospace Museum

Production of the CD "Mosquito Aircraft Production at Downsview" was the culmination of decades of research by dedicated enthusiasts in Canada, the U.K., and U.S.A. Over 1000 photos and illustrations of the Canadian-built Mosquito aircraft were available...

Murder in Navan

Murder in Navan

Cumberland Township Historical Society

June 1940. France had fallen to the Germans, and now Hitler had his sights set on England. Spies and saboteurs were a threat to all Commonwealth countries, including Canada, where people in cities, towns and villages were on high alert for strangers....

Mysterious 36

Mysterious 36

MacBride Museum of Yukon History

Gold on Bonanza Creek! After the discovery of gold in the Klondike in 1896, word spread to the rest of the world and thousands of stampeders headed for Dawson City. Most were travelling on their own or in very small groups. By the spring of 1898, there was...

Nightingale of the North-Georgina Stirling

Nightingale of the North-Georgina Stirling

Twillingate Museum and Crafts

How did a young girl from an outport community on the Northeast coast of Newfoundland gain international recognition on the stages of the world? The Twillingate Museum Community Memories project tells the story of Twillingate-born opera singer, Georgina...

Norris Arm: Those Pine Clad Hills

Norris Arm: Those Pine Clad Hills

Norris Arm Heritage Museum

When sun rays crown those pine clad hills" - Such is the story of Norris Arm, Newfoundland, beginning in the late 1800s. The large stands of pine enticed several entrepreneurs to settle and develop industries in Norris Arm - including sawmilling,...

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...

On The Ice

On The Ice

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

This Community Memories exhibit celebrates Manitoba's rich Olympic heritage, from the province's first appearance at the Olympics in 1920 where it won a gold medal for Canada, to the Olympics in Salt Lake City. A team from Manitoba, the Winnipeg Falcons...

On the School Benches

On the School Benches

Musée des Ursulines de Trois-Rivières

For over 300 years, the Ursuline Sisters have been devoting their efforts to the education of girls in Trois-Rivières. In 1697, the Ursulines opened the first school for girls in the region. This exhibit presents an online experience of student life in...

On the Trail of Silver

On the Trail of Silver

Cobalt Heritage Silver Trail

In a unique outdoor museum in the town of Cobalt, Ontario, visitors can trace the steps of silver miners at the turn of the century. The 20 sites on the Heritage Silver Trail offer an insight into the working conditions endured by miners at the Cobalt...

On to White Rock: A Building's Journey Through Time

On to White Rock: A Building's Journey Through Time

White Rock Museum and Archives

On New Year's Day in 1913, a new train station opened on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay in White Rock, British Columbia, a tiny community in the southwest corner of Canada. This exhibit features images and stories covering over 100 years of White Rock's...

One Man's Dream: Birth of the Smithson International Truck Museum

One Man's Dream: Birth of the Smithson International Truck Museum

Smithson International Truck Museum

Ken Smithson's Truck RestorationsIn 1980 Ken Smithson bought back two rundown International 1956 gravel trucks that he had owned years earlier. As a truck driver, he had once relied on them for his livelihood. But this time, he set his sights on restoring...

One Man's History in Wood: the John McCrea Collection

One Man's History in Wood: the John McCrea Collection

Olde Jail Museum

Between 1937 and 1957, the last 20 years of his life, artisan John McNeely McCrea reproduced finely detailed models of the furnishings, homes and buildings used by Ontario pioneers. This exhibit showcases a large portion of the total collection of McCrea's...

One Man's Passion: Hans Hoffmann's Engines.

One Man's Passion: Hans Hoffmann's Engines.

Pitt Meadows Museum

Hans Hoffmann arrived in Pitt Meadows, along with his parents and sister, in 1934. Then a 22 year old man and a graduate of the Trapp Technical School in New Westminster, Hans was about to embark on his career as a mechanic in this small community located...

One Room Country Schools

One Room Country Schools

Caroline Wheels of Time Museum

In the rolling foothills of Alberta, there were at one time 14 country schools around Caroline, a small town just east of the Rockies. This exhibit tells their story, from 1908 when the first schoolhouse opened in Caroline, until the last of the country...

One with Nature: The Life and Art of Irvine Adams

One with Nature: The Life and Art of Irvine Adams

Summerland Museum and Heritage Society

Irvine Clinton Adams (1902 to 1992) was a much revered and loved artist not only in his home town of Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, but around the globe. He was considered one of North America's foremost realists and his works were shown in juried...

Opportunities in the North

Opportunities in the North

Sam Waller Museum

The Pas, located north of the 53rd parallel in Manitoba, is a town defined by its industrial and transportation history. More importantly, it is the diversity of the industries in this northern community that allows it to continue to thrive.This virtual...

Origins of Skiing in Canada's National Capital Region

Origins of Skiing in Canada's National Capital Region

Canadian Ski Museum (The)

Canada's ski heritage is rich, diverse, and filled with stories of dynamic personalities that have had a profound effect on the sport and the country. This exhibit traces the origins of trail and downhill skiing, ski jumping, and trail and lodge...

Ortona - The Canadian Battle - December 1943

Ortona - The Canadian Battle - December 1943

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum

Beginning December 21st, 1943, troops from Canada fought a savage battle to oust German soldiers from the Italian coastal port of Ortona, on Italy's Adriatic coast. To put that struggle into context, the exhibit follows a Canadian unit through the...

Our Hudson's Hope Cowboys: Packers on the trail with Charles Bedaux

Our Hudson's Hope Cowboys: Packers on the trail with Charles Bedaux

Hudson's Hope Museum & Historical Society

More than 75 years have passed since in the midst of the Depression, flamboyant French- born American millionaire Charles Bedaux launched an attempt to cross the wilds of northern British Columbia with Citroën halftrack vehicles. Also dubbed the...

Our Mothers' Patterns

Our Mothers' Patterns

National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre

Sewing and dressmaking in the Japanese Canadian community is a legacy of pride, skill and accomplishment passed on from thousands of women who mastered this vital art to practice their craft in British Columbia and across Canada from the early part of the...

Our Stories - Remembering Niagara's Proud Black History

Our Stories - Remembering Niagara's Proud Black History

Norval Johnson Heritage Centre

OUR STORIES are the personally held recollections of Black Canadian seniors who live, lived, or grew up in the Niagara Region. Just as individuals make up a community, a collection of individual memories brought together could be said to create a community...

Papertown, The Dalhousie Story

Papertown, The Dalhousie Story

Restigouche Regional Museum

In the late 1920s, the town of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, was picked as the site of a giant paper mill. The International Paper Company built what was then one of the largest newsprint mills in the world and the town changed forever. From 1929 on, the mill...

Parry Sound Centennial Time Capsule Digital Scrapbook

Parry Sound Centennial Time Capsule Digital Scrapbook

West Parry Sound District Museum

On Tuesday, February 3, 1987 Vice Principal Ray Pavlove and student representatives from William Beatty Public School stood in front of the Parry Sound Town Council and requested that a school project become officially endorsed as part of the Town's...

Paul Kane's Cobourg 1833-1834

Paul Kane's Cobourg 1833-1834

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Paul Kane represents Northumberland County's rich tradition of resident artists, a tradition that spans the area's history from first settlement to present day. Kane may have found his fortune as the most famous of all Canadian artist-explorers after...

Peace River, 1780-1914: From Athabasca to the Last Great West

Peace River, 1780-1914: From Athabasca to the Last Great West

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

In 1914, the community of Peace River Crossing, in Northern Alberta, was incorporated as a village, an important regional centre for trade, business, transportation and institutions. The village was home to over 700 people, and represented a major staging...

People, Paper, Power and Trees

People, Paper, Power and Trees

Iroquois Falls Pio

This Community Memories Exhibit is a historical portrayal of the founding of the town of Iroquois Falls, Ontario and the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Company Limited, a paper mill built on the vision of Frank Harris Anson (1839-1923). Derided at first as...

Photographic Travels of Reuben R. Sallows

Photographic Travels of Reuben R. Sallows

Reuben R. Sallows Gallery

At the turn of the 20th century, when most cameras and photographers operated out of a studio, Reuben R. Sallows took his heavy, cumbersome equipment outside. He photographed people at work and play in the small towns, farmlands and in the expansive...

Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days

Badger Creek Museum

[Pioneers Days: How the early pioneers came to and settled in Cartwright and the surrounding area and what it was like to live in those days.]In the spring of 1879, settlers traveled the Boundary Commission Trail south from Emerson, Manitoba turning west...

Pioneers of Saanich

Pioneers of Saanich

Log Cabin Museum and Archives

The Saanich Pioneer Museum tells the stories of the brave, courageous families who have, over many years, settled in this once heavily forested wilderness on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The first white settlers, employees of the Hudson Bay...

Pioneers Use, Reduce, Re-cycle, and Reuse in McCord and southern Saskatchewan

Pioneers Use, Reduce, Re-cycle, and Reuse in McCord and southern Saskatchewan

McCord and District Museum

McCord and District Museum in southern Saskatchewan Canada would like to share how the pioneers in our area used and reduced the use of things that they had. In the early 1900s and in the years that followed, they learned to reuse and recycle. They became...

Places of Our Hearts

Places of Our Hearts

Queens County Historical Society & Museum

A shocking upheaval swept through central New Brunswick in the summer of 1952, an upheaval that affected 20 communities and 750 families in Queens and Sunbury Counties. The government of Canada effectively annexed a 1,400-square-kilometre area that year to...

Plain Living in Osgoode Township

Plain Living in Osgoode Township

Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum

The Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum traces its founding back to 1972, when a group of dedicated residents gathered to research, create interest in, collect data about, preserve and publish the history of Osgoode Township. The exhibit...

Play Hard, Play Fast, Play Ball!

Play Hard, Play Fast, Play Ball!

Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

In the 13 years following World War II, a time when people were feeling exuberant and were expressing that exuberance in play, Nova Scotia was home to one of the most exciting baseball leagues in Canada. It was a league that would produce over 40 major...

Plowing A Furrow To Victory

Plowing A Furrow To Victory

Ross Museum

This exhibit documents the history of plows. It focuses on one plow in particular, the "Fleury #53 Scotch Thistle" walking plow, which was donated to the Ross Museum in 1999. Also told is the story of a young man, Harris S. Brown, from Westmeath Township,...

Point Atkinson Lighthouse: Maintaining the Light

Point Atkinson Lighthouse: Maintaining the Light

West Vancouver Museum and Archives

The Point Atkinson lighthouse has long been a focal point for mariners, tourists and local communities. The lighthouse at Point Atkinson was built in 1875 to protect Vancouver's growing international shipping trade. While the first keepers struggled with...

Point Leamington: The River

Point Leamington: The River

Point Leamington Heritage Interpretation Centre

Much of Point Leamington's heritage has been generated by the Mill River, Newfoundland, and by the Atlantic salmon found in that river. As this Community Memories exhibit illustrates, the town of Point Leamington has changed considerably over the years....

Police are People Too!

Police are People Too!

Sudbury Region Police Museum

We see them as every day police officers in uniform. We see them as crime fighters and protectors, sometimes social workers, sometimes forensic investigators. We may not see that those who lay their lives on the line every day to protect us also serve...

Port in a Storm: The Newman Wine Vaults of St. John's

Port in a Storm: The Newman Wine Vaults of St. John's

Newman Wine Vaults

One of the oldest standing structures in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site is the location of the only historic wine vaults in the province. Port in a Storm details how Newman and Company, the English...

Port Moody Development:CPR to Evergreen

Port Moody Development:CPR to Evergreen

Port Moody Station Museum

Port Moody was given its name in 1859 in honour of the commander of the Royal Engineers, Col Richard Clement Moody. However, the site remained undeveloped wilderness until 1879 when it was chosen by the Federal Government to be the Western Terminus of the...

Port Moody May Days

Port Moody May Days

Port Moody Station Museum

Originally the ancient Roman celebration "Floralia", May Day became a custom when the province of British Columbia was colonized, but the occasion was honoured with unusual enthusiasm in Port Moody from 1930 to 1972. The citizenry of Port Moody organized...

Powering Up Rural Manitoba

Powering Up Rural Manitoba

Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre

Slowly, very slowly, electricity crept through the countryside of Manitoba in the early years of the last century, until a dynamic effort after World War II "electrified" 50,000 farms in just 10 years. This Community Memories exhibit celebrates the...

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire

Prairie West Historical Society Incorporated

Prairie Fire shows the formation of a Bible school as one aspect of the evangelical force that swept the Canadian Prairies. The school is the Full Gospel Bible Institute (FGBI), located in a Prairie town - Eston, Saskatchewan. We trace its development from...

Prelude to Confederation

Prelude to Confederation

Mockbeggar Plantation Provincial Historic Site (The)

The Mockbeggar Plantation in Bonavista is the birthplace of Confederation in Newfoundland. In 1939, it became the home of its most notable owner, Senator F. Gordon Bradley. Bradley was a prominent politician in the government of Newfoundland during the...

Preserving the Tradition of T'lina Making

Preserving the Tradition of T'lina Making

U'mista Cultural Centre

Each spring, families of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation journey to a sacred place along the coast of British Columbia known as Dzawadi, or Knight Inlet, to follow the age-old tradition of rendering what is called t'lina from the oil of the tiny eulachon...

Prince Edward Island - Memories of WWII

Prince Edward Island - Memories of WWII

Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum

This exhibit tells the story of seven Prince Edward Islanders and their experiences during World War II. These include the story of a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was shot down in Burma and escaped capture by spending 22 days in the jungle...

Rediscovering the Norwegian Connection

Rediscovering the Norwegian Connection

Norwegian Laft Hus

Rediscover the Norwegian connection in central Alberta with a visit to this Community Memories exhibit. A walkthrough of the Laft House in Red Deer, Alberta's Heritage Square follows the development of the Norwegian Laft Hus Society and the construction of...

Refugee of Troy: The Historic Misener House of Troy Ontario

Refugee of Troy: The Historic Misener House of Troy Ontario

Westfield Heritage Village

The Conrad Misener House at Westfield Heritage Village is an important artefact that represents the migration of a family to Canada, and has been adopted by a community that recognizes the value of preserving our heritage. The house was inhabited for more...

Remembering Homer Watson

Remembering Homer Watson

Homer Watson House & Gallery

This exhibit relates the legacy of renowned Canadian landscape artist Homer Ransford Watson, spanning a timeline of 140 years. Born in 1855 in the picturesque village of Doon, Ontario, Homer Watson spent his early years preparing to become a successful...

Remembrance and Hope

Remembrance and Hope

Innisfail and District Historical Village

This is the story of some of the residents of Innisfail, Alberta, who were impacted by the war. Stories of soldiers, nurses, cooks, war brides and the wives left behind are told here. It is also a record of some of the activities that took place in the...

Representations: YYZ in the 80s

Representations: YYZ in the 80s

YYZ Artists' Outlet

In order to exhibit their art and be involved in art discourse, several Toronto artists established YYZ Artists' Outlet as an artist-run centre in 1979. Artist and founding member Elizabeth MacKenzie noted in her interview that YYZ was interested in...

Resettlement - The Bay d'Espoir Experience

Resettlement - The Bay d'Espoir Experience

Milltown-Head Bay d'Espoir Museum

During the 60s and 70s the face of the communities of Milltown and Bay d'Espoir of Newfoundland was dramatically changed. The influx of families from small outlying settlements had a lasting impact on the larger places, as well as on the lives of the...

Residential Schools: The Red Lake Story

Residential Schools: The Red Lake Story

Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre

The history of Canada's residential schools was a dark time in this country's history, but one that needs to be understood to inspire healing and compassion. In this exhibit, survivors share their life experience before, during and after their time spent...

Restoration of Lester-Garland House

Restoration of Lester-Garland House

Trinity Museum

The Trinity Community Memories project tells the story of the Lester-Garland House, its reconstruction, between September 30th, 1996 and June 21st, 1997 and the use of the facility since it's opening on June 25th, 1997. Included is a history of the early...

Restoration of the Doucet House - Phase 1

Restoration of the Doucet House - Phase 1

Farmers' Bank of Rustico

This exhibit chronicles the restoration of the Doucet House, which began in January 2003 and ended eight months later in August. The Doucet House is an old Acadian log home, and quite possibly the oldest house on Prince Edward Island.

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails

New Brunswick Railway Museum

A History of New Brunswick's RailroadsIt is a little-known fact that there are more miles of railway track in New Brunswick than in any other province. Riding the Rails provides a quick glimpse into the history of the province's railways through maps,...

Riverton Musical Memories

Riverton Musical Memories

Riverton Transportation & Heritage Centre

The Riverton Musical Memories exhibit features musical talent from a small Manitoba village and its surrounding community. For more than 50 years, local musicians and supportive individuals have preserved a tradition that has been a source of pride and...

Roots

Roots

Valemount & Area Museum

Only an indomitable spirit could endure the treacherous terrain in the valley between the Rocky Mountains, Cariboo Mountains and the Monashee Mountains in interior British Columbia, and the history of the Valemont area is full of such resolute spirits....

Rosemary Eaton, An Activist for Heritage & Environment

Rosemary Eaton, An Activist for Heritage & Environment

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Rosemary Cassandra Gilliat Eaton arrived in Cole Harbour in 1965, after a career in photojournalism that started in England took her the Ceylon and finally to Canada. Here she first settled in Ottawa and in the early 1950s worked with the likes of Malak...

Sagebrush, Steers and Saddlesores

Sagebrush, Steers and Saddlesores

Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Ranching in British Columbia's Southern InteriorRanching has been the backbone of the economy in British Columbia's southern interior for over a century, but little is known about the generations of rugged ranchers and cowboys who lived and worked here....

Salute to our Veterans

Salute to our Veterans

Station Cultural Centre, Town of Okotoks Museum and Archives

This exhibit celebrates veterans from Okotoks and District, Alberta, those from here, as well as those who moved here in later years.

Sam Waller and his Little Northern Museum

Sam Waller and his Little Northern Museum

Sam Waller Museum

A lifelong collector, Sam Waller called himself a "Pack Rat" and referred to his museum as a "Clutter-torium". Following in the tradition of the Victorian-era collector of oddities and curiosities, he amassed an astounding and eclectic array of unusual...

Saskatoon and the Second World War Experience

Saskatoon and the Second World War Experience

Canadian Military Heritage Museum (Saskatoon)

Saskatoon and the Second World War Experience focuses on the changes experienced by one small Canadian Prairie city. This exhibit shows how Saskatoon changed between 1936 and 1946, from being an agricultural centre to a city that supported the mobilization...

School Days Gone By

School Days Gone By

Morse Museum and Cultural Centre

The School Days Gone By exhibit, produced by the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre, outlines various aspects of rural school life in Saskatchewan from 1912 to 1979. This exhibit allows people to reminisce or learn about the types of items you would see in a...

School Days of Port Moody

School Days of Port Moody

Port Moody Station Museum

The Schools of Port Moody chronicles the history of the buildings used for education in Port Moody, British Columbia from 1883 to 1973, and includes some of the students and teachers that attended them. Port Moody was chosen to be the Western Terminus of...

School Yard Memories

School Yard Memories

General Currie Heritage School

Early school classes in Richmond, British Columbia, were held in make-do spaces, such as the first town hall, the Opera House (Steveston), the local ice-cream parlour and wharf buildings; as well as churches and private homes.

Schools 1910-1991 South Central Saskatchewan

Schools 1910-1991 South Central Saskatchewan

Assiniboia and District Historical Museum

After building their humble home and a shelter for the domestic animals, the next concern of the early settlers in South Central Saskatchewan was the education of their children. A school board would be formed with a chairman who would then petition the...

Scottish buildings of urban and rural Pictou

Scottish buildings of urban and rural Pictou

Hector Exhibit Centre

Nova Scotia's Pictou County, and in particular the town of Pictou, boast some the finest examples of Scottish 19th century architectural heritage to be found in North America. This is particularly obvious in the case of the sandstone houses. It is the...

Scouting In Brant: A Community's History

Scouting In Brant: A Community's History

Brant Museum and Archives

On a Saturday morning in the spring of 1910, a number of West Brantford boys were playing on the riverbank when a young Scotsman approached them. He asked if the boys had ever heard of the Boy Scouts, and whether they would be interested in joining. The...

Scrapbook History: Volunteer Women's Groups of Torbay

Scrapbook History: Volunteer Women's Groups of Torbay

Torbay Museum

A Scrapbook History: Voluntary Women's Groups of Torbay, Newfoundland documents the history and contributions of voluntary women's groups in the community, through materials originally gathered by women volunteers as a Women's History Month (October)...

Secwepemc History: The First 220 Years of Contact

Secwepemc History: The First 220 Years of Contact

Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park

This Community Memories exhibit traces the evolution of Secwepemc village life over 220 years after first contact with European explorers and settlers. It examines a pre-contact village in 1763, with Chiefs, sub-chiefs and community members working...

Seeking the Story of Mission Beach

Seeking the Story of Mission Beach

Rundle's Mission Historic Site

When the Reverend Dr. Gerald Hutchinson moved to Pigeon Lake, Alberta, in 1948, he asked his neighbours, "Why is this place called Mission Beach?" When a satisfactory answer wasn't forthcoming, Dr. Hutchinson spent years researching the story of the first...

Serving King and Country: Transcona's Hometown Heroes

Serving King and Country: Transcona's Hometown Heroes

Transcona Historical Museum

Serving King and Country: Transcona's Hometown Heroes explores the experiences of a small, tightly-knit railway town whose social consciousness was forever changed by the events of WWI and WWII. Transcona, Manitoba, began as an industrial centre for the...

Serving our Veterans, Serving our Community (1946-2011)

Serving our Veterans, Serving our Community (1946-2011)

Sunnybrook Archives

When members of Canada's military returned from battle during the Second World War their needs surpassed the ability of hospitals such as the Christie Street Military Hospital and The Chorley Park Hospital to provide for their medical and health care...

Setting the Stage: Stratford Circa 1953

Setting the Stage: Stratford Circa 1953

Stratford-Perth Museum

This exhibit tells the story of how Stratford's business and community leaders came together to transform the now-famous Stratford Festival from vision to reality, and offers a rich evocation of the setting in time and place from which the Festival arose

Settlers' Effects Brought to Craik and Aylesbury

Settlers' Effects Brought to Craik and Aylesbury

Craik Oral History Museum Inc.

This Community Memories exhibit highlights the effects brought to the Craik area by settlers between 1890 and 1930 as they established new homes on the Canadian Prairies.

Shelburne County Men: Second World War and the Korean War

Shelburne County Men: Second World War and the Korean War

Shelburne County Genealogical Society

This exhibit honours the men of Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, who gave their lives in the Korean and Second World wars. Their occupations ranged from fisherman, labourer, seaman, lumberman, carpenter and shipwright, to accountant, university student and...

Similar Journeys, Different Trails: One Destination

Similar Journeys, Different Trails: One Destination

Trail Museum

History of Trail, British ColumbiaThe history of Trail, British Columbia is very much a story of Canada's immigrants. For the first 50 years of the 20th century, this city, known for its gold and copper mining and its smelter, drew people looking for work...

Sliding, Gliding and Soaring: A history of skiing in Revelstoke, British Columbia

Sliding, Gliding and Soaring: A history of skiing in Revelstoke, British Columbia

Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Revelstoke's ski saga has its roots in the early 1890s, when Scandinavian immigrants such as the Nelsen and Gunnarsen families first introduced the sport to the area. Originally calling skis 'Norwegian snowshoes', the townspeople eagerly embraced the...

Some Boats and Boatbuilders from Central Bonavista Bay

Some Boats and Boatbuilders from Central Bonavista Bay

Glovertown Heritage Society Inc.

The Glovertown Heritage Society is happy to present Some Boats and Boatbuilders from Central Bonavista Bay. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has a proud and distinguished record of boatbuilding-one that continues today and extends back to the days...

Son of a Shipbuilder

Son of a Shipbuilder

Albert County Museum

The Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, is the home of the Prime Minister R.B. Bennett Commemorative Centre. R.B.'s story is told throughout the eight buildings that make up the museum. The traditional museum exhibits portray R.B.'s life...

Speed, Brawn & Beauty: The History of the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival

Speed, Brawn & Beauty: The History of the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival

Sam Waller Museum

The Pas' popular Northern Manitoba Trapper's Festival, one of the oldest in Canada, has its roots in the early wild fur industry.At the turn of the 20th century, the range of commercial markets in The Pas made it the central meeting place for trappers...

Standing in Their Shoes, a story of growth and change at the Powell River Pulp and Paper Mill

Standing in Their Shoes, a story of growth and change at the Powell River Pulp and Paper Mill

Powell River Historical Museum & Archives Association

In 1908, Brooks and Scanlon realized the power generation potential of the 188 foot waterfall which fell from Powell Lake and decided to build and operate the first pulp and paper mill on the west coast of Canada. They incorporated the Powell River Paper...

STEVESTON RECOLLECTIONS, The History of a Village

STEVESTON RECOLLECTIONS, The History of a Village

Steveston Museum

The Steveston Historical Society invites you to take a journey through time. This chronicle tells the story of the village of Steveston, a unique farming and fishing community at the mouth of the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada.

Stories from the Homefront: Oshawa During the Second World War

Stories from the Homefront: Oshawa During the Second World War

Oshawa Community Museum and Archives

Between 1939 and 1945, nearly 600,000 Canadian men and women left their homes, families and communities to serve their country overseas in World War II. But what happened to the wives and husbands, children and siblings, parents and grandparents who stayed...

Stories of (Pre) History: Jury Family Legacies

Stories of (Pre) History: Jury Family Legacies

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Ontario History and ArchaeologyThe world's impression of early-Ontario history and archaeology is due in large part to projects that the Jury family undertook in the first half of the 20th century. The Jurys worked on sites and projects spanning the...

Strolling Through the Centuries in Annapolis Royal

Strolling Through the Centuries in Annapolis Royal

O'Dell House Museum

In this Community Memories exhibit, visitors can stroll through 150 years of history along the streets of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Visitors will experience all aspects of life in Annapolis Royal: the waterfront, shipbuilding, industry and commerce,...

Subsistence of Early Outport Newfoundlanders

Subsistence of Early Outport Newfoundlanders

Tourism Elliston Inc.

Set in Elliston on the East coast of Newfoundland at the tip of the historic Bonavista peninsula, this Community Memories exhibit illustrates the rugged life of outport Newfoundlanders in the early 1900s. Nearly a 300-kilometer drive from the capital city...

Summers By the Lake: The History of Grimsby Park

Summers By the Lake: The History of Grimsby Park

Grimsby Museum

Not long after United Empire Loyalists from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey settled in Grimsby, Ontario in 1787, travelling preachers known as circuit riders began providing spiritual support to the community's many Methodist settlers. The time was...

Survival of A People: Using our Natural Resources 1875-1975

Survival of A People: Using our Natural Resources 1875-1975

Islands Museum

Long and Brier islands, Nova Scotia, were well-established and self-sufficient communities by 1875. The great majority of families earned their living from the fishing industry, either in boats or another fishing-related business. Fish was the staple of...

Sworn to Secrecy: Canadians on Radar, 1940-1945

Sworn to Secrecy: Canadians on Radar, 1940-1945

Secrets of Radar Museum (The)

During the Second World War, almost 6,000 Canadians were trained on RADAR at the request of the British government and sent into every theatre of war. Sworn to an oath of secrecy that was not fully lifted until 1991, it was only recently that these men and...

T.B. Macaulay and Mount Victoria Farm

T.B. Macaulay and Mount Victoria Farm

Hudson Historical Society

This is the story of a person, T. B. Macaulay (1860-1942), an animal, Johanna Rag Apple Pabst "Old Joe" (1921-1933), and a place, Mount Victoria Farm, Hudson Heights, Quebec. T. B. Macaulay, President of Sun Life Company from 1915 to 1934, bought Mount...

Tackling the Timbers in Mission

Tackling the Timbers in Mission

Mission Museum

Logging was one of the earliest industries in Mission, British Columbia. Its history begins in the 1880s with logging for barrel staves and sternwheeler fuel, moving on to the manufacture of railway ties for the Canadian Pacific Railway, dimensional and...

Tall Trees and More...

Tall Trees and More...

Milltown - Head Bay d'Espoir Museum

The story of Milltown-Head Bay d'Espoir in Newfoundland is the story of tall trees and more. It's a place where residents traditionally made their living on land through logging and shipbuilding in contrast to the seafaring folk of the province's South...

Taming the Kootenay

Taming the Kootenay

Creston and District Historical and Museum Society

Taming the Kootenay is the story of more than a century of struggle to reclaim the floodplain from the annual floods of the Kootenay River in British Columbia. The success, however, is precarious: two devastating floods and several years of threateningly...

Telecommunications Visions from the Past

Telecommunications Visions from the Past

North Sydney Museum

North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is situated on the north side of Sydney harbour. Since its founding in 1871, it has been a home port to the fishing fleets of the world, coal tramp streamers, warships, convoys and the Newfoundland ferries. The chief claim to...

Tenacity, the Story of Hedley, Then and Today

Tenacity, the Story of Hedley, Then and Today

Hedley Heritage Museum

Tenacity: the Story of Hedley, Then and Today begins with the 1897 Gold Rush boom in the Similkameen Valley, where hundreds of men and women came in search of fortunes, or a wage paying job and a touch of luck. Today the community continues with...

TH&B Locomotive 103: Hamilton's Railway History at Westfield Heritage Village

TH&B Locomotive 103: Hamilton's Railway History at Westfield Heritage Village

Westfield Heritage Village

Hamilton's Restoration of a Steam LocomotiveThis virtual exhibit tells the story of the restoration of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway's steam locomotive number 103. As the age of steam power was coming to a close, the people of Hamilton had the...

That Was Phoebe: A Community Remembers its Past

That Was Phoebe: A Community Remembers its Past

Greenwood Centre for Living History

The story that follows is about a historical home, called Greenwood, and its past. It also tells us about the life of Phoebe Nobbs Hyde, the last of five generations to live there. Actor by profession, and fascinated by the drama of history and the power...

The "SWISHA" Project

The "SWISHA" Project

School House Museum

The School House Museum's presentation of "The SWISHA Project" leads the viewer through the 1940s construction by the Ontario Hydro Power Corporation of a major hydro electric power dam on the Ottawa River at Des Joachims (pronounced locally as...

The American Connection

The American Connection

Lordly House Museum

Beginning around the 1850s, well-to-do Americans started visiting Chester. The appeal of fresh air, good fishing and hunting, and a peaceful village away from the bustle and fast-paced life at home drew them to the village. Add to that a bay, claimed to be...

The Architectural History of Arcola and the Moose Mountains

The Architectural History of Arcola and the Moose Mountains

South Saskatchewan Photo Museum

In southeast Saskatchewan the small town of Arcola and the area near Moose Mountain offer an intriguing display of architecture, from primitive First Nations sweat lodges, sod shanties and the largest round barn in North America to lovely Victorian-style...

The Arm Lads Brigade

The Arm Lads Brigade

Durrell Museum

The Arm Lads Brigade (ALB) was a paramilitary organization for young men and boys. It was founded in Durrell, Twillingate Island, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1908 by a visiting soldier. The ALB operated until the late 1960s when interest declined and it was...

The Art of Wooden Boat Building - A Dying Skill - The Vokey Family

The Art of Wooden Boat Building - A Dying Skill - The Vokey Family

Lester-Garland House

Wooden boat building has a long-standing history in Trinity. In fact, it dates back to the late 1700s to the time of the early English-Newfoundland fish merchants who brought their master boat builders with them when they came to settle along the rugged...

The Bad Penny Crew of Operation Manna

The Bad Penny Crew of Operation Manna

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

Operation Market Garden and its RepercussionsIn September, 1944, paratroopers were dropped over southern Holland in Operation Market Garden, an Allied strategy to open a corridor through occupied Holland into Germany for British ground forces. The strategy...

The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell

The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell

Nepisiguit Centennial Museum & Cultural Centre

When Angus L. McLean and other young entrepreneurs first invested in a saw mill on Chaleur Bay in New Brunswick, they could not have realized that their venture would lay the foundation for one hundred years of prosperity in the City of Bathurst. In 1915,...

The Battle of the Atlantic, A Crow's Nest Perspective, "Lest We Forget"

The Battle of the Atlantic, A Crow's Nest Perspective, "Lest We Forget"

Crow's Nest Military Artifacts Association Inc.

During the Second World War, the port of St. John's, Newfoundland, provided protection to the Navy from lurking German U-boat wolf packs that loomed below the surface just outside The Narrows. The Royal Canadian Air Force provided air surveillance from its...

The Birth of a Community, The Story of Birchy Bay

The Birth of a Community, The Story of Birchy Bay

Over the Top Museum

Birchy Bay lies within Notre Dame Bay on the northeast coast of Newfoundland. It is a small, isolated bay sheltered from the wind and the waves of the wild North Atlantic under trees of birch and spruce. In the early days these massive stands of birch...

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...

The Boats of Main-à-Dieu & Area

The Boats of Main-à-Dieu & Area

Main-à-Dieu Fishermen's Museum

The Boats of Main-à-Dieu tells the story of a rural Cape Breton fishing village and its closest neighbours (Bateston, Catalone, Little Lorraine and Baleine). Visitors to this Community Memories exhibit will find that the proud past, hopeful present and...

The Broken Ground: A History of a Cape Breton Coal Mining Community

The Broken Ground: A History of a Cape Breton Coal Mining Community

Inverness Miners' Museum

Welcome! Failte! Bienvenue!The Inverness Miner's Museum, located on Lower Railway Street overlooking the Cabot Links Golf course and the pounding surf of the mighty Atlantic, is proud to present our community and Museum in this Community Memories virtual...

The Cable Building Story

The Cable Building Story

Road to Yesterday Museum

In 1910 Western Union Telegraph Company selected Bay Roberts, Newfoundland to be the repeater station site for their transatlantic cables going from England to New York. In 1913 a state of the art cable station was constructed. This was accompanied by the...

The Canso Causeway's History and Impact

The Canso Causeway's History and Impact

Gut of Canso Museum and Archives

The deep waters of the Gut of Canso, now referred to as the Strait of Canso, have played a defining role in the lives of the residents of this part of Cape Breton Island and mainland Nova Scotia since it was first settled in 1784. We will look at the...

The Cascapedia River - The Flow of Time

The Cascapedia River - The Flow of Time

Cascapedia River Museum

The flow of time on the famous Grand Cascapedia river offers a glimpse into the life of a community and of the salmon anglers who have enjoyed its resources over time. Flowing through the mountains and valley of the Quebec community of Cascapedia St-Jules,...

The Catholic Mission: The South of the North Pioneers

The Catholic Mission: The South of the North Pioneers

Heritage Park

For the past century, Fort McMurray has been a dynamic community. Starting out as a stop-over in the Athabasca riverway and growing into the flourishing region it is now, the city has experienced significant change. The Catholic Church played an important...

The Changing Role of Jewish Women in Saint John

The Changing Role of Jewish Women in Saint John

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

This exhibit illustrates the role and impact of Jewish women within the Saint John Jewish community in New Brunswick, and their involvement with Saint John society from 1858 to the present day.

The Colbys of Stanstead

The Colbys of Stanstead

Colby Curtis Museum

Taking a casual stroll through Stanstead, Quebec, a visitor cannot help but notice that the name, Colby, occupies a special prominence in this small village just across the Canada-U.S. border from Derby Line, Vermont. This exhibit tells the story of the...

The Craigflower Sesquicentenary

The Craigflower Sesquicentenary

Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse

Celebrating 150 Years of History at Craigflower Manor, Victoria, British ColumbiaCraigflower Manor in Victoria, British Columbia, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2006. This Community Memories exhibit commemorates the event by tracing its history from...

The Criddle/Vane Legend and Legacy

The Criddle/Vane Legend and Legacy

Sipiweske Museum

In order to attract new Canadians in the 1800s, the Canadian Prairies were promoted as an opportunity for free land and abundant opportunities. This Community Memories exhibit is the story of how one family sought its fortune in Manitoba and left a legacy...

The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive: Preserving Vancouver's Video Art Legacy

The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive: Preserving Vancouver's Video Art Legacy

VIVO Media Arts Centre

Vancouver's Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive (CDMLA) is home to one of Canada's most significant repositories of video by artists and independent producers. It includes over 5000 video titles, an extensive publication and textual record collection, a...

The Daniel Dodge Tragedy

The Daniel Dodge Tragedy

Old Mill Heritage Centre

The Daniel Dodge Tragedy Exhibit is a compilation of pictures and video collected about the life and death of Daniel Dodge. Daniel's father John Dodge was the co-founder the Dodge Motor Company in Detroit. After passing away in the 1920s, his widow sold...

The Dickson Store

The Dickson Store

Dickson Store Museum

This exhibit tells the story of the first and only general store in the Danish community of Dickson, Alberta. Dickson is the oldest Danish settlement in Western Canada. In 1903, 17 Danish settlers came from Nebraska to Dickson in the hopes of establishing...

The Dieppe Memorial Project

The Dieppe Memorial Project

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

On August 19, 2006, veterans of the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment gathered on the shores of Dieppe to unveil a new memorial commemorating Canada's contribution to what was one of the costliest battles in our history. From inception to installation, The...

The Ditch: Lifeblood of a Community

The Ditch: Lifeblood of a Community

Oliver Museum

Irrigation and the South Okanagan Lands ProjectDuring a minor gold rush in the Okanagan area in the late 1800s, settlers found that the thirsty ground was rich enough for growing orchard and vine crops. Some of the original trees from this era still exist....

The Doukhobors of Canada

The Doukhobors of Canada

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

This exhibit focuses on the Russian origins of the Doukhobors and on the persecution the group suffered there. It follows their migration to Saskatchewan, where they thrived in the villages they established until new government regulations in 1907 forced...

The Earlier Settlers

The Earlier Settlers

Fondation de développement tourisme Bonne Esperance

The earliest settlers of Middle Bay were the Buckles. William Buckle originally came from England in the late 18th century and settled in Newfoundland to trap furs. His son, William Buckle II, moved to Labrador and married Johanna Watts. He left Labrador...

The Empress of Ireland, a forgotten history

The Empress of Ireland, a forgotten history

Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père

On June 29, 1906, the Canadian Pacific steamship Empress of Ireland sailed on its maiden voyage down the Saint Lawrence. In 1914, after a stopover on the Québec City - Liverpool run, the ship was stove in by another and went to the bottom off...

The Fairfield Excavations

The Fairfield Excavations

Fairfield Museum & National Historic Site

Rediscovered in the late 1930s, the site of Old Fairfield Village was excavated early in the career of Wilfrid Jury, who was later responsible for excavating Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, Ontario. This exhibit investigates not only the recovery...

The First Rock Salt Mine in Canada

The First Rock Salt Mine in Canada

Malagash Salt Mine

The first salt mine in Canada was also the first salt mine in the British Commonwealth. And here is its story - that of the Malagash Salt Mine in Nova Scotia. Discover the early days of Malagash, the history of the salt mine from 1918 through 1959, and the...

The First Shot Rang Out

The First Shot Rang Out

Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre

The First Shot That Rang Out takes a look at the Battle of Duck Lake, the first armed encounter of the 1885 North West Uprising. The battle took place between the Métis, along with their supporters, and the North West Mounted Police, who were aided by a...

The French Block

The French Block

Glace Bay Heritage Museum

Something I cannot define, not put into words, a feeling that it must not end with an old worn-out building. Its loved ones gathered about the country. We were a people, 43 children and adults. We shared a very special and important time together, the...

The French Connection

The French Connection

The Windsor Wood Carving Museum

This project relates the history of the French settlers in Windsor, Ontario, whose adventurous spirit first brought them to the banks of the Detroit River three centuries ago. Their folk carving and the genesis of the Francophone custom of wood crafting...

The Gilmour Tramway

The Gilmour Tramway

Dorset Heritage Museum

In the 19th century, lumber companies relied on rivers to float their logs downstream to sawmills, or to ports for export to Great Britain. One of these lumber firms was Gilmour and Company, which operated a huge sawmill at the mouth of the Trent River on...

The Great Fire of 1922: The Haileybury Fire

The Great Fire of 1922: The Haileybury Fire

Haileybury Heritage Museum

The summer of 1922 was unusually hot and dry in northern Ontario, so hot and dry that worried fire rangers asked the government for permission to stay on for the approaching "burning" season, when farmers were allowed to clear land with small brush fires....

The Great Storm of 1913

The Great Storm of 1913

Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol

The Deadliest Disaster in Great Lakes HistoryOn November 6, 1913 blinding snow and hurricane-force winds began to howl over the Great Lakes, wreaking havoc that would last for days. The deadliest disaster in Great Lakes history would claim twelve vessels...

The Great Tsunami of 1964

The Great Tsunami of 1964

Alberni Valley Museum

This exhibit explores the history of The Great Tsunami of 1964, how this natural disaster shaped the future of the two communities of Alberni and Port Alberni, and the impact on individual community members in these twin cities. The history is told through...

The Grist Mill at Keremeos, British Columbia

The Grist Mill at Keremeos, British Columbia

Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens

The Grist Mill at Keremeos is the last surviving flour mill from pioneer times in British Columbia. The Mill has had an interesting history that has brought it back as a working mill with much of its original machinery intact.The South Similkameen Museum...

The Harmsworth Connection

The Harmsworth Connection

Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Center

This exhibit begins with a focus on the Harmsworth family history which has its roots in Dublin, Ireland. Born into poor circumstances, they rose within a forty year span to become one of the richest families in Great Britain with the two eldest boys...

The Heart of a Village: The Story of Watson's Mill and Manotick

The Heart of a Village: The Story of Watson's Mill and Manotick

Watson's Mill

On the banks of the Rideau River in Manotick, Ontario stands Watson's Mill, the waters of the west channel turning the massive stone wheel that grinds wheat into flour as it has for nearly 150 years. Watson's Mill is one of the finest examples of a 19th...

The Hiscock House: The Tale of an Entrepreneurial Woman

The Hiscock House: The Tale of an Entrepreneurial Woman

Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site

When blacksmith Richard Hiscock, who lived in Trinity, Newfoundland, began courting Emma Pittman in 1881, he hired workmen to build the two-storey gable-roofed house that today remains a classic example of outport architecture. In 1893, when Emma was...

The History of Olympic Bids

The History of Olympic Bids

Whistler Museum and Archives Society

The community of Whistler, nestled in the coastal mountains on the West coast of British Columbia, has a world-class reputation as one of the best ski destinations in the world. Since its inception in the late 1960s, the resort has achieved numerous...

The History of Shipbuilding in Marystown, NL, Canada

The History of Shipbuilding in Marystown, NL, Canada

Marystown Heritage-Museum Corporation

The Marystown area, Newfoundland, tradition of shipbuilding is a long one. This exhibit traces this history from the first settlers to the many schooners built in the area, to the businesses that built and owned ships in the area; to the ships that were...

The History of the Independent Record Labels

The History of the Independent Record Labels

Phonothèque québécoise

Montreal was the capital of the Canadian record industry until the Second World War. Up until 1960, the Quebec repertoire was downplayed by the multinationals, who preferred to impose adaptations of hits from the United States or France. After the...

The House of Snider in Toronto - A Canadian Clocks Success Story 1950 - 1976

The House of Snider in Toronto - A Canadian Clocks Success Story 1950 - 1976

The Canadian Clock Museum

Harry Snider's calling was time. As a young man in the 1930s, he started working with clocks at the Blackforest Clock Company in Toronto. The business name was changed in 1941 to the Forestville Clock Company because of the Second World War. In the early...

The Hubbard Expeditions

The Hubbard Expeditions

Labrador Heritage Society

In 1903, Leonidas Hubbard, a reporter from New York, came to Labrador to do an expedition for a magazine for which he was working at the time. He wanted to travel where no White man had ever gone before. Starting in North West River, he wanted to go to...

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

New Iceland Heritage Museum

The first Icelandic Festival, Íslendingadagurinn, held in Winnipeg in 1890, was a one day event and consisted of a traditional program with speakers, poetry and musical entertainment and a dance. In 1932 a decision was made to hold the Icelandic Festival...

The Impact of the Railway on the Sutton Region

The Impact of the Railway on the Sutton Region

Musée des communications et d'histoire de Sutton

During the 19th century, at a time when roads were hard to travel, small towns in Quebec lucky enough to become "stations" along any given railway, benefited from greater potential for development. Sutton, a small town near the American border in the...

The Japanese Canadian Pioneers of Lake Country, British Columbia. 1899 - 1939

The Japanese Canadian Pioneers of Lake Country, British Columbia. 1899 - 1939

Lake Country Museum

This is a story about courage - a look at the lives of the Japanese Canadian pioneers, who, from 1899 through the 1930s, were some of the first settlers in the District of Lake Country, BC. The following virtual exhibition portrays their arrival,...

The JASCO Factory

The JASCO Factory

Newcastle Village and District Historical Society

This exhibit shows the transition of a factory from 1848 to 2013. The original factory was built by Daniel Massey in 1848 at the south-west corner of Beaver and King in Newcastle, Ontario. Here, he started what eventually became the largest agricultural...

The Jewish Community of Lowertown, Ottawa

The Jewish Community of Lowertown, Ottawa

Ottawa Jewish Archives

The story of the Jewish community in Ottawa is a story of survival. As new Jewish immigrants who had recently fled pogroms and economic hardship arrived in Ottawa, they encountered freedom from oppression and fresh opportunities to establish family...

The Joy of Effort - A History of Physical Activity

The Joy of Effort - A History of Physical Activity

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area

From its very early beginnings, the citizens of Almonte, Ontario, have always been physically active, whether it was the demanding labour the early settlers undertook to carve out the homesteads or the more organized recreational activities they sought to...

The Last Beluga Fisherman

The Last Beluga Fisherman

Musée de la mémoire vivante (Museum of Living Memory)

The events you are about to uncover in this exhibit occurred in Rivière-Ouelle, more specifically, in Pointe de la Rivière Ouelle. The beluga, called a "porpoise" many years ago, shaped the history and landscape of this town, just as it did its...

The Legacy of Fort Point - Military Fortification, Light House and Tourism Haven

The Legacy of Fort Point - Military Fortification, Light House and Tourism Haven

Trinity Museum

Come and explore the long history associated with a piece of land at the entrance to Trinity Harbour in Newfoundland and Labrador that was formerly named Admiral's Point and after 1812, Fort Point. A point of land situated on the western shore to the...

The Legacy of Frost & Wood: Outstanding in their Field

The Legacy of Frost & Wood: Outstanding in their Field

Heritage House Museum

For 116 years, the Frost & Wood Company was one of the largest manufacturers of farm implements in Canada. The name "Frost & Wood" was known worldwide for producing durable, reliable, and the most technologically advanced machinery of its time. The farm...

The Légaré Mill... Living History

The Légaré Mill... Living History

Site historique du Moulin Légaré

On the banks of Quebec's Chêne River, the Légaré Mill, the oldest water-driven flour mill in North America, has been in constant operation since its completion in 1763. Today, the mill still produces and sells between 30 and 40 tons of wheat flour and...

The Leightons' Artistic Legacy

The Leightons' Artistic Legacy

Leighton Art Centre

"This being a truthful account of a Journey made into a pleasant but ruff country by Barbaric and Barbaric Ace" was how Barbara Leighton's honeymoon journal began. And so on June 4, 1931, she and her new husband, A.C., started into the wilderness of the...

The Leprosy of Tracadie

The Leprosy of Tracadie

Musée Historique de Tracadie Inc.

When leprosy appeared in the northeastern region of New Brunswick at the beginning of the 19th century, the province of New Brunswick built a hospital on Sheldrake Island, near Chatham to prevent the spread of the disease. Between 1844 and 1949, everyone...

The Life & Times of Dr. Hutchison In the Backwoods of Upper Canada

The Life & Times of Dr. Hutchison In the Backwoods of Upper Canada

Hutchison House Museum

Dr. John Hutchison arrived in North America at 20 years of age, after studying to be a surgeon in Scotland for 3 years. The early history of the Peterborough area can be told in part through the patient records of the doctor. He arrived in the area in...

The Life and Times of the One Room Schools in King Township, Ontario, Canada

The Life and Times of the One Room Schools in King Township, Ontario, Canada

King Township Museum

King Township is primarily a rural Township situated north of Metropolitan Toronto. Early settlers who came to the area farmed the land and built grist and lumber mills, tanneries and blacksmith shops. Near these new businesses many small hamlets and...

The Little Stone House

The Little Stone House

Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum

The Little Stone House, a unique structure near the towns of Thamesville and Bothwell in Ontario, has inspired wonder and curiosity in all those who pass it by. It first existed in the early 1900s as a homesteader's humble two-storey clapboard dwelling. In...

The Little Village that Nurtured a Giant

The Little Village that Nurtured a Giant

Sipiweske Museum

Most visitors to the little village of Wawanesa, Manitoba - population 550, and located 50 km south east of Brandon - might find it difficult to believe that it is both the birth place and Head Office & Prairie Branch of one of Canada's largest property...

The Lobster Plug Story in West Pubnico

The Lobster Plug Story in West Pubnico

Acadian Museum and Archives of West Pubnico

The small Acadian village of West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, was once known as "the lobster plug capital of the world". Wooden lobster plugs, the small pointed pieces of pine that were used to keep the lobster's large claws shut, were made by the millions in...

The Loyalist Link: The Forest and The Sea

The Loyalist Link: The Forest and The Sea

Shelburne County Museum

Located on the southwestern shore of Nova Scotia, Port Roseway (later named Shelburne) became a major refuge for United Empire Loyalists at the close of the Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the American colonies. Arriving principally in three...

The Madawaska River-lifeblood of the formation of Combermere

The Madawaska River-lifeblood of the formation of Combermere

Mission House Museum & Gallery

This virtual exhibit centres on the village of Combermere and the immediate surrounding area. A major tributary of the Ottawa River, the Madawaska River passes through Combermere. Using the significance of this river to early settlement times, the exhibit...

The Mills of Appleton

The Mills of Appleton

North Lanark Regional Museum

The village of Appleton is a small community nestled on the shores of the Mississippi River in Ramsay Township, Ontario. This exhibit examines the history of Appleton by focusing on the original economic nucleus of the village: the mills. During the...

The Musical and Agricultural Heritage of Eric Campbell

The Musical and Agricultural Heritage of Eric Campbell

Pontiac Historical Museum

Eric James Campbell, 1938-2007. A farmer, fiddler, and machinist, he restored steam engines and threshing equipment. He hosted threshing bees where an oat crop was harvested, as had been done throughout North America between 1890 and the 1950.Eric and his...

The Northern Artist: An Exploration of Northern Ontario's Arts Organizations

The Northern Artist: An Exploration of Northern Ontario's Arts Organizations

White Water Gallery

This exhibit presents an exploratory journey through several communities across Northern Ontario, profiling many of the arts organizations of the region along the way. Through an examination of these organizations, their history, their communities and...

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 Port of Port Moody

The Port of Port Moody

Port Moody Station Museum

Port Moody's port was very important for the development of the city. Named after Royal Engineer commander, Col Richard C. Moody, Port Moody provided an ice-free defensive harbour for the new capital of the Colony of British Columbia in 1859. It had little...

The Potato Industry: Alive in O'Leary, PEI

The Potato Industry: Alive in O'Leary, PEI

Prince Edward Island Potato Museum

We invite you to join us on a journey of learning about the potato, from its beginnings as a wild food source in South America, to its current status as the fourth largest commercial crop in the world. The community of O'Leary, where the humble potato has...

The R-100 Airship

The R-100 Airship

Société historique du Marigot

The visit by the R-100 dirigible to Québec in 1930 was the biggest regional tourist event in Montérégie, no less impressive, province-wide, than the International and Universal Exposition of 1967. But as a technological achievement, the dirigible...

The Reford Gardens - 50 years of Shared Beauty

The Reford Gardens - 50 years of Shared Beauty

Reford Gardens

The gates to Reford Gardens first opened to the public 50 years ago. To mark the occasion, Reford Gardens is reaching back to its roots through an exhibit that tells the story of these vast grounds once dedicated to salmon fishing and now among North...

The Riverboat Era

The Riverboat Era

Burk's Falls and District Museum

This virtual exhibit deals with the riverboat era of Ryerson Township, specifically Burk's Falls, Ontario. The Magnetawan River flows through the town of Burk's Falls, and in 1901, when the Magnetawan River Railway company built a rail line into the town,...

The Roots & Birth of Mirror 1870 to 1930

The Roots & Birth of Mirror 1870 to 1930

Mirror and District Museum

Detailing the history of a community and its roots between the years of 1870 and 1930, this exhibit tells the story of how Western Canada became populated. Concentrating on one particular part of the West, it explores the challenges of homesteading and...

The Saskatchewan River - Highway Through History

The Saskatchewan River - Highway Through History

Sam Waller Museum

The "Highway Through History" exhibition recounts the extraordinary importance of the lower Saskatchewan River to the region around The Pas, Manitoba. This iconic river was a vital route for the exploration and industry that opened the territory now known...

The Shawville-Clarendon-Thorne Historical Record Project, 1973

The Shawville-Clarendon-Thorne Historical Record Project, 1973

Pontiac Historical Museum

In 1972, a group of young people undertook to create a record of the life stories and reminiscences of elderly folk in the central Pontiac region. They enlisted the cooperation of residents from around the area, and interviewed and photographed them at...

The Silver King - From Discovery to Community

The Silver King - From Discovery to Community

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

When the Hall brothers of Colville, Washington, discovered substantial deposits of copper and silver on Toad Mountain in British Columbia in 1886, the rush was on, and then the Silver King mine and the founding of Nelson followed soon thereafter. This...

The Sinking of the Valencia: The Tragedy and Beyond

The Sinking of the Valencia: The Tragedy and Beyond

Bamfield Community School Association

When the S.S. Valencia sank off Vancouver Island in 1906, the tragedy served as a catalyst for change. To prevent such a disaster from ever happening again, dramatic improvements were soon made to navigation on the West coast of Vancouver Island. The...

The Souls of Black Folk: Hamilton's Stewart Memorial Community

The Souls of Black Folk: Hamilton's Stewart Memorial Community

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

During the 19th century, escaped slaves and free Blacks migrated to Canada with dreams of a better life, a world that promised both opportunities and obstacles. African Canadians helped to forge Canada, yet by the end of the 19th century, increased...

The Sterling Flour Mill

The Sterling Flour Mill

Sodbusters Archives and Museum

Built by hand over an eleven month period back in the early 20th century, the Sterling Flour Mill soon became the "hub of the wheel" with spokes leading out to the surrounding district of Strome, Alberta. Farmers came from miles around to have their wheat...

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...

The Story of Ruth: The Watercolour Journals of Arthur Adair Brooke

The Story of Ruth: The Watercolour Journals of Arthur Adair Brooke

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum

Time stood still when Arthur Adair Brooke's watercolours were offered to a small community museum in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The Salmon Arm Museum was being offered a priceless gift.The collection span a period of time, documenting rural life in the...

The Trail Blazers and the Cavalcades: Proving the Need for the David Thompson Highway

The Trail Blazers and the Cavalcades: Proving the Need for the David Thompson Highway

Rocky Mountain House Museum

The David Thompson Highway was named after the fur trader, surveyor and map maker. A Ford dealer named Ernie Ross and a group of Rocky Mountain businessmen, later known as the Trail Blazers, set out to prove to the Alberta Minister of Highways that their...

The Trinity Benefit Club (TBC) - 170 Years of History, 1838 - 2008

The Trinity Benefit Club (TBC) - 170 Years of History, 1838 - 2008

Trinity Museum

On Candlemas Day, also known as Groundhog Day, in 1838, 76 men met at the Trinity Bight area courthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador for what would be a milestone in Canadian history. These men founded the Trinity Benefit Club (TBC), an association that...

The United Empire Loyalists of Remsheg; refugees from the American Revolution.

The United Empire Loyalists of Remsheg; refugees from the American Revolution.

Wallace and Area Museum

The agreement ending the American Revolution, referred to as the 'Treaty of Paris', was officially signed in September 1783. However, it had been officially negotiated during the summer of 1782 and it laid out the principles for peace.The name, "United...

The War Years Remembered

The War Years Remembered

Wetaskiwin & District Museum

War Years Remembered is an exhibit that features the impact of the Second World War (1939 - 1945) upon the people of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and its surrounding area.

The William Fairbairn House: A Witness to Change Along the Gatineau

The William Fairbairn House: A Witness to Change Along the Gatineau

Gatineau Valley Historical Society

The rippling, tumultuous Gatineau River, running through the Gatineau Valley, served for centuries as an important traveling route for First Nations people. In the early 1800s, its shores also drew European pioneers, such as Scottish millwright William...

The Winds of Change - Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley

The Winds of Change - Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley

South Similkameen Museum

If the original settlers of Keremeos could see it now, there is no doubt that they would be surprised by the changes in the area surrounding this south central British Columbia village. The Similkameen Valley, located just below it, has seen the effects of...

The Women of Bamfield

The Women of Bamfield

Bamfield Community School Association

Bamfield is a small, isolated village on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Much of the village's history has been told through the eyes and stories of men. This exhibit is an attempt to acknowledge the women who have lived in Bamfield over the years and...

The Wood Mountain Sports and Stampede

The Wood Mountain Sports and Stampede

Wood Mountain Rodeo Ranch Museum

For over 100 years, The Wood Mountain Sports and Stampede in Saskatchewan has been an enduring tradition in the close-knit community of Wood Mountain, ever since the North West Mounted Police first organized the event as a way of celebrating Dominion Day....

The Work of the Blacksmith - Green Family Forge, Trinity, NL

The Work of the Blacksmith - Green Family Forge, Trinity, NL

Green Family Forge: A Blacksmith Museum

The first snowfall of the season in Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, and outside the Green Family Forge, men wait for the blacksmith to put winter shoes on their horses, a common sight in communities on Canada's East coast. This exhibit follows the...

The World at Our Doorstep

The World at Our Doorstep

Whitney Pier Historical Museum

Industrial Cape Breton has changed drastically over the last decade: municipal units were amalgamated into the new Cape Breton Regional Municipality; the steel plant closed in 1999, and the coal mines were shut down in 2000. As a result, the social and...

Through the Eyes of Everett Baker

Through the Eyes of Everett Baker

Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre

Everett Baker had a passion for Saskatchewan people, places, and events. Through the use of photography, this amateur photographer captured the lives and events of everyday individuals living in Saskatchewan from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. He...

Through the Looking Glass: One hundred years of Women's Groups in the Eastern Townships

Through the Looking Glass: One hundred years of Women's Groups in the Eastern Townships

Eastern Townships Resource Centre

This exhibition discusses the role and heritage of women's groups in the Eastern Townships, from the establishment of the first Women's Institute, in 1911, to the present day. The key aspect is the establishment of a link between present-day women's groups...

Thunder Bay Military Museum History Series: HMCS GRIFFON

Thunder Bay Military Museum History Series: HMCS GRIFFON

Thunder Bay Military Museum

Long before the Ontario towns of Port Arthur and Fort William joined forces to become the city of Thunder Bay, the Canadian Navy had a strong presence there in the form of the Sea Cadets and the Naval Reserve Division, HMCS Griffon. This retrospective...

Timber to Tall Ships Our Parrsborough Shore

Timber to Tall Ships Our Parrsborough Shore

Age of Sail Heritage Centre

This exhibit reveals how the communities along Nova Scotia's Parrsboro Shore up to Apple River grew and flourished in the 1800s, alongside the lumber and ship-building industries in the area. The families who settled there were mainly United Empire...

To Honour Those Who Served

To Honour Those Who Served

The Beaches Heritage Centre

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has a proud and distinguished record of involvement in the major world conflicts of the 20th century. This exhibit is a tribute to the men and women from our region who volunteered their services in these...

Tobacco: The Green Gold of the Bothwell Sand Plains

Tobacco: The Green Gold of the Bothwell Sand Plains

Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum

Bothwell, known for its dry-sandy soil, was a perfect candidate to grow this newly discovered "green gold". In the late 1800s, the Bothwell economy boomed due to the discovery of "black gold" – oil. But with the decline in the oil production, Bothwell's...

Top Secret: The Lives of Employees at CFS Carp

Top Secret: The Lives of Employees at CFS Carp

Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum was originally called Canadian Forces Station Carp, and its purpose was to house elements of the federal government in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War. Commissioned by then Prime Minister John...

Toronto's Central Neighbourhood House: 100 Years in the Making

Toronto's Central Neighbourhood House: 100 Years in the Making

Cabbagetown-Regent Park Museum

The Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum established a partnership with Toronto's Central Neighbourhood House during CNH's Centennial in 2011. This partnership led to the mounting of a major photographic exhibition curated by the Museum's Carol...

Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad

Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Welcome to the Revelstoke Railway Museum's Community Memories exhibit. We invite you to pull up a seat and listen to a story or two. Join us in Business Car #4 where our retired railway storytellers gather together to reminisce.A Railroaders' Life on the...

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...

Towns-past and present of South Central Saskatchewan

Towns-past and present of South Central Saskatchewan

Assiniboia and District Historical Museum

The nearly sixty communities of this exhibit - hamlets, villages and towns, past and present - were built by the same people who settled in the districts and through the years worked and struggled to make a living and a real home for their families in the...

Tracks of Time

Tracks of Time

Discovery North Bay

Follow the Tracks of Time and realize the history and impact of the rail industry in North Bay, Ontario. Examine images and artefacts from the collection of the North Bay Area Museum. Travel through time, from the birth of the community in 1882 through to...

Tradition and Innovation: The Importance of Agriculture to Markham 1820-1920

Tradition and Innovation: The Importance of Agriculture to Markham 1820-1920

Markham Museum

Between 1820 and 1920 the prosperity of agriculture in Markham Township acted as a strong foundation for a variety of technological and infrastructure developments in the area. In addition, the daily and seasonal rotations of agricultural life allowed for...

Traditional Boat Building of Winterton

Traditional Boat Building of Winterton

Winterton Boat Building Museum

Winterton, Newfoundland and Labrador, has a long boat building history tied to the settlement of the area and its traditional way of life. Our exhibit shows the boats that were built here, their use in the inshore fishery, and the boat building skills that...

Training For Freedom

Training For Freedom

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

This Community Memories exhibit focuses on the personal histories of the men and women who participated in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) during Second World War in Manitoba. The Commonwealth Air Training Plan came to life in 1939 to...

Transporting Northern Dreams: Steamboats on the Peace River, 1903-1930

Transporting Northern Dreams: Steamboats on the Peace River, 1903-1930

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

In the spring of 1930 the S.S. D.A. Thomas, one of the largest steamboats to be used in western Canada, steamed from its berth at Peace River in northern Alberta to Fort Fitzgerald on the Slave River where it was to be scrapped. This voyage was to mark the...

Treasures from Trunks: The Story of the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review

Treasures from Trunks: The Story of the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review

Costume Museum of Canada

This exhibit describes how a group of rural Manitoba women chose the feminine vehicles of clothing and accessories to ensure that the histories of their families and that of their community would not be lost. Calling themselves the Dugald Ladies Fashion...

Treasures of Every Day Life

Treasures of Every Day Life

Gaspesian British Heritage Village

The Gaspesian British Heritage Village features the type of simple family buildings which usually pass into oblivion. Twenty odd buildings were all moved to the site: saving them from unpleasant fates at the hands equally of demolishers and renovators.Over...

Tsunami 1929: The Silence of the Sea

Tsunami 1929: The Silence of the Sea

Burin Heritage House Inc.

On November 18, 1929, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale out in the Atlantic ocean on the Grand Banks created a tidal wave. Travelling at a speed of 140 kilometres per hour, the tidal wave reached the Burin Peninsula at 7 p.m., two hours...

Tuhaalruuqtut Ancestral Sounds

Tuhaalruuqtut Ancestral Sounds

Inuit Heritage Centre

Against a background of photographs from the farthest north, the Inuit elders of Baker Lake sing and tell of great exploits and suffering. Their story is one of endurance, patience, courage, frailty, joy and a common bond with all the people of this vast,...

Twentieth-Century Todmorden: A Community in the Don Valley

Twentieth-Century Todmorden: A Community in the Don Valley

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre

By the middle of the 19th century, the community of Todmorden Mills, located on the Don River, provided lumber, flour, paper, bricks and beer for the growing city of Toronto. Few people realize that Todmorden remained a vibrant community well into the 20th...

Up in Flames: The History of Fire in Muskoka Region

Up in Flames: The History of Fire in Muskoka Region

Muskoka Lakes Museum

This Community Memories exhibit illustrates the terrible impact of catastrophic fires on Port Carling and the surrounding Muskoka region in Ontario. The disastrous town fire of 1931 destroyed nearly all of Port Carling's main street, wreaking economic...

Valley Carvers - Past and Present

Valley Carvers - Past and Present

School House Museum

The woodcarvers of Renfrew County have earned national and international renown for works spanning a broad spectrum from the finest wooden jewellery to the tallest totem pole in Ontario.This Community Memories exhibit chronicles the lives and showcases the...

Vatnabyggd: An Icelandic Settlement in Saskatchewan

Vatnabyggd: An Icelandic Settlement in Saskatchewan

Wadena & District Museum & Gallery

Few people realize that Saskatchewan was once home to the largest Icelandic community outside Iceland. The biggest such settlement was Vatnabyyður, or Lakes Settlement.

Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies

Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies

Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Though Moose Jaw-based artist Vaughan Grayson was a prairie girl from Saskatchewan, her soul belonged to the Okanagan. In her youth, Grayson studied acting at the Curry School of Expression in Boston and art education at Columbia University in New York...

Victorian Fashions in the Upper Ottawa Valley

Victorian Fashions in the Upper Ottawa Valley

Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village

On September 22nd, 1998, and again on April 20th,1999, the Ottawa Valley Historical Society presented Victorian Fashion Show: 100 Years of Fashion from 1840-1940, drawing on the collection of the Champlain Trail Museum. The shows were put on in Pembroke,...

Virtual Battlefield: The Museum and Its Community

Virtual Battlefield: The Museum and Its Community

Battlefield House Museum

In 1789, widow Mary Jones Gage and her two children, James and Elizabeth, made the journey from New York state to the township of Saltfleet (Stoney Creek) in Upper Canada. In 1796, James married Mary Davis, and a one-and-a-half-storey frame house was built...

Visiting the Memories of our Past

Visiting the Memories of our Past

Big Droke Pre-Historic Cultures Foundation, Inc.

Take a journey that covers the last 12,000 years of Bird Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador. In recent years, the region has seen an entire way of life halted by the closing of the cod fishery. Relive what once was the very core of this region's existence.

Voices of our Past, Looking to our Future: The Women of Kirkland Lake

Voices of our Past, Looking to our Future: The Women of Kirkland Lake

Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

The town of Kirkland Lake started like most mining towns across Northern Ontario. With the discovery of gold, many men moved to the area with hopes of staking claims and making a fortune. Even a few women with a pioneering spirit joined in the hunt for...

Waiting for the Streetcar in Georgina

Waiting for the Streetcar in Georgina

Georgina Pioneer Village

Nearly 100 years ago, commuters could catch a streetcar from Toronto to the south shores of Lake Simcoe, 60 miles north. The "Radial" arrived in the tourist town of Georgina in 1909, a development opposed by many, but one that soon proved to be worthwhile....

Wallace Sandstone: "Building Stones for a Nation"

Wallace Sandstone: "Building Stones for a Nation"

Wallace and Area Museum

This exhibit examines the story and development of the sandstone formation in Wallace, Nova Scotia. Beginning with an introduction to Wallace, Nova Scotia, this study tells the story of the nearly 200 years of sandstone quarrying at Wallace and Wallace...

We Remember: Gaspesian Youth Explore their Military Heritage

We Remember: Gaspesian Youth Explore their Military Heritage

Bay Chaleur Military Museum

This virtual exhibit gives a voice to Gaspesian youth, allowing them to explore, take pride in, and express their military heritage. Working with the students and staff from New Richmond High School in New Richmond, Quebec (Grades 3-8) the Bay Chaleur...

Wedgeport Tuna Fishing tournaments Past and Present

Wedgeport Tuna Fishing tournaments Past and Present

Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretative Centre

From 1935 to the mid-1960s, Wedgeport was the Sport Tuna Fishing capital of the world. In 1937, Wedgeport saw the birth of the International Tuna Cup Match, in which 28 different countries participated. The international tournament drew anglers, writers,...

Weyburn Mental Hospital

Weyburn Mental Hospital

Soo Line Historical Museum

The Weyburn Mental Hospital opened in Saskatchewan in 1921 in response to a growing need for the treatment and housing of mentally ill people. While such a facility already existed in North Battleford, it was realized that a second institution was needed...

What a priest!

What a priest!

Musée Vieux Presbytère de Batiscan

Built in 1816, the old Batiscan presbytery was once at the heart of parish life. The exhibit recalls 19th century life at the presbytery, when Wenceslas Théophilas Fréchette ruled the pulpit, from 1843 to 1875. Visit the various rooms in the historic...

When Oil Hit Redwater

When Oil Hit Redwater

Redwater & District Museum

A History of the Oil Industry in Redwater, AlbertaThe sleepy little hamlet of Redwater, Alberta, would be forever changed when oil was discovered on the Hilton Cook farm. Oil companies were on a quest to find black gold in Alberta, after the 1947 discovery...

Windows On The Past: A Virtual Tour of Mahone Bay

Windows On The Past: A Virtual Tour of Mahone Bay

Mahone Bay Settlers Museum

The historic town of Mahone Bay, settled in the 1764 on the rocky coast of Nova Scotia, reflects its illustrious past in wonderfully preserved architecture. Wooden buildings feature pedimented dormers, gingerbread decoration, raised eyebrow trim over...

Windows to Our Past: the Stained Glass Windows of the Basilica Cathedral of St.John the Baptist

Windows to Our Past: the Stained Glass Windows of the Basilica Cathedral of St.John the Baptist

Basilica Museum

The Construction of the Cathedral and the Community of St. John's, NewfoundlandA highlight of any visit to the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is a tour of the 66 beautiful stained glass windows. Like the...

Women's History of the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland

Women's History of the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland

Cape Ray Lightkeepers House

This exhibit illustrates the role women played in the development of the Southwest coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Women did much more than bearing children and doing household chores. They played a huge role in the development of our history, whether...

World War I - A Commemoration of Residents from Trinity and Area

World War I - A Commemoration of Residents from Trinity and Area

Lester-Garland House

On August 14th, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. Four days later, Newfoundland, the oldest colony of the British Empire, telegraphed London committing the colony to raise one thousand men for the naval service and several hundred for land service...

YYZ in the 90s

YYZ in the 90s

YYZ Artists' Outlet

The artist-run centre model is a site where artists can engage the viewing public with contemporary issues that are too contentious to discuss in the popular media sphere, paving the way for an open discourse and challenging notions of the normative. The...