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

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

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

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

The Story of Ste. Marie II

The Story of Ste. Marie II

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

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

Captain A. Roy Brown: A Reluctant Hero

Captain A. Roy Brown: A Reluctant Hero

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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

Past to Present: Generations of Jewish Life in Saint John

Past to Present: Generations of Jewish Life in Saint John

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

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

Eel Fishing in the Côte-du-Sud Region

Eel Fishing in the Côte-du-Sud Region

Musée de la mémoire vivante

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

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

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

Whistler Museum and Archives Society

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

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

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

The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital

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

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

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

Sam Waller Museum

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

Gold Rush: Stories of Big Mines and a Little Town Named Malartic

Gold Rush: Stories of Big Mines and a Little Town Named Malartic

Musée minéralogique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Discover the history of Malartic, a community in Abitibi-Témiscamingue where the production of gold sets the pace of life. Shaped by two gold rushes since the 1930s, this small mining town is now exploiting one of the largest goldfields in the country....

Growing Pains: The 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital

Growing Pains: The 1867 Crisis at Kingston General Hospital

Museum of Healthcare at Kingston

For many Canadians, 1867 was a year of celebration. For others, however, it was a year of crisis. Unexpectedly deprived of federal funding, some public hospitals were forced to close. This is the story of Kingston General Hospital, and the community that...

Antoine Labelle—A Priest in Too Tight a Cassock

Antoine Labelle—A Priest in Too Tight a Cassock

Société d’histoire de la Rivière-du-Nord

Get to know one of the most colourful figures of his time. A passionate advocate of the settlement and economic development of the Laurentians, Father Labelle realized his ambitions as a builder with spirit and enthusiasm. Anecdotes, little-known facts,...

Topography of Grief – Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914–1921)

Topography of Grief – Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914–1921)

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, MA Public History Program, UWO

Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, felt the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. The exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief by mapping homes in mourning, as well as official commemorative...

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