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Île Jésus Follows the Pace of Its Rivers

Île Jésus Follows the Pace of Its Rivers

Centre d’archives de Laval

Discover a hidden side of Laval, on Montréal’s north shore, as you retrace the history of Île Jésus, shaped by two rivers: Mille Îles and des Prairies. The island was frequented by First Nations long before the arrival of settlers and the rise of...

The Verdun Auditorium: A Building of Stories, Memories and Pride

The Verdun Auditorium: A Building of Stories, Memories and Pride

Maison Nivard-De Saint-Dizier, museum and archeological site

The Verdun Auditorium, the oldest arena on the island of Montréal, is the pride of its community. Relive the surprising history of this iconic venue that has welcomed athletes, soldiers, rock groups, politicians, and film crews. You will see why it...

Hamilton’s Nine Hour League and the Nine Hour League Parade of 1872

Hamilton’s Nine Hour League and the Nine Hour League Parade of 1872

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

In a time when the average workday could be 10 to 12 hours, six days a week, Hamilton’s Nine-Hour League was Canada’s first working-class organization dedicated to winning shorter hours. The League’s parade in May 1872 was the culmination of its...

Town Park: A Community Storybook

Town Park: A Community Storybook

Aurora Museum and Archives

As a casual meeting place, site of celebration, sports field and military establishment, Town Park has been a focal point in Aurora, Ontario, for more than 150 years. This exhibit shares the compelling story of a place that is much more than a...

The Story of a Manor

The Story of a Manor

Manoir seigneurial Fraser

Relive the history of a Rivière-du-Loup heritage treasure: the Fraser Manor. This stately home was occupied by the Fraser family for nearly 150 years. When it became vacant in the 1980s, the community came together to bring it back to life. The exhibition...

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...

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....

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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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