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The Musical and Agricultural Heritage of Eric Campbell

The Musical and Agricultural Heritage of Eric Campbell

Pontiac Historical Museum

Eric James Campbell, 1938-2007. A farmer, fiddler, and machinist, he restored steam engines and threshing equipment. He hosted threshing bees where an oat crop was harvested, as had been done throughout North America between 1890 and the 1950.Eric and his...

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art - Building Community Through Mentorship

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art - Building Community Through Mentorship

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art, Inc.

Twenty-Five Years of Women's Art in Winnipeg, ManitobaThis exhibit outlines the work of Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. MAWA is a group that encourages and supports the intellectual and creative development of women...

Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies

Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies

Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Though Moose Jaw-based artist Vaughan Grayson was a prairie girl from Saskatchewan, her soul belonged to the Okanagan. In her youth, Grayson studied acting at the Curry School of Expression in Boston and art education at Columbia University in New York...

When Oil Hit Redwater

When Oil Hit Redwater

Redwater & District Museum

A History of the Oil Industry in Redwater, AlbertaThe sleepy little hamlet of Redwater, Alberta, would be forever changed when oil was discovered on the Hilton Cook farm. Oil companies were on a quest to find black gold in Alberta, after the 1947 discovery...

The Ditch: Lifeblood of a Community

The Ditch: Lifeblood of a Community

Oliver Museum

Irrigation and the South Okanagan Lands ProjectDuring a minor gold rush in the Okanagan area in the late 1800s, settlers found that the thirsty ground was rich enough for growing orchard and vine crops. Some of the original trees from this era still exist....

Mosquito Aircraft Production at Downsview

Mosquito Aircraft Production at Downsview

Toronto Aerospace Museum

Production of the CD "Mosquito Aircraft Production at Downsview" was the culmination of decades of research by dedicated enthusiasts in Canada, the U.K., and U.S.A. Over 1000 photos and illustrations of the Canadian-built Mosquito aircraft were available...

Agassiz - A Heritage of Hops

Agassiz - A Heritage of Hops

Agassiz Harrison Museum

A History of the Beer Industry in the Agassiz Area of British ColumbiaFor 60 years, hops - a basic ingredient in beer - was the major industry in the Agassiz area of British Columbia. At the height of the business, 300 acres of a total holding of 450 acres...

Listen Up! Musical Memories of the Highwood

Listen Up! Musical Memories of the Highwood

Museum of the Highwood

A History of Music in the Highwood River Area of Southern AlbertaMusic was central to early social life at the dances and entertainments that Highwood residents enjoyed in homes, theatres, dance halls, hotels and barns. In High River, the Wales theatre...

Highland Connections: Port Hood, the First World War and the Cape Breton Highlanders Overseas

Highland Connections: Port Hood, the First World War and the Cape Breton Highlanders Overseas

Chestico Museum

As part of the British Empire, Canada sent over 600,000 men to fight for "King and Country" during the Great War. Treading in the footsteps of their Highland ancestors who had first arrived on Cape Breton's shores with General Wolfe's 78th Fraser...

The Great Storm of 1913

The Great Storm of 1913

Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol

The Deadliest Disaster in Great Lakes HistoryOn November 6, 1913 blinding snow and hurricane-force winds began to howl over the Great Lakes, wreaking havoc that would last for days. The deadliest disaster in Great Lakes history would claim twelve vessels...

Exploring James Anderson: A Journey through the Adventurous Life of a Company Man

Exploring James Anderson: A Journey through the Adventurous Life of a Company Man

Georgina Pioneer Village

One of Canada's most steadfast explorers, James Anderson arrived in Canada in 1831 to spend his entire working life in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). Anderson not only transformed the landscape he explored, he was dramatically shaped by it....

Paul Kane's Cobourg 1833-1834

Paul Kane's Cobourg 1833-1834

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Paul Kane represents Northumberland County's rich tradition of resident artists, a tradition that spans the area's history from first settlement to present day. Kane may have found his fortune as the most famous of all Canadian artist-explorers after...

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