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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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