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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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