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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...

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