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The Great Fire of 1922: The Haileybury Fire

The Great Fire of 1922: The Haileybury Fire

Haileybury Heritage Museum

The summer of 1922 was unusually hot and dry in northern Ontario, so hot and dry that worried fire rangers asked the government for permission to stay on for the approaching "burning" season, when farmers were allowed to clear land with small brush fires....

Digby County: A Journey Through Time

Digby County: A Journey Through Time

Admiral Digby Museum

As a proud four-hundred-year-old community, oral history has always been a critical part of the culture of Digby and Digby County. Today, the core of the region's collective memory is based on written interviews conducted with the community's elders, whose...

Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days

Badger Creek Museum

[Pioneers Days: How the early pioneers came to and settled in Cartwright and the surrounding area and what it was like to live in those days.]In the spring of 1879, settlers traveled the Boundary Commission Trail south from Emerson, Manitoba turning west...

Pioneers of Saanich

Pioneers of Saanich

Log Cabin Museum and Archives

The Saanich Pioneer Museum tells the stories of the brave, courageous families who have, over many years, settled in this once heavily forested wilderness on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The first white settlers, employees of the Hudson Bay...

Fox Harbour Pinetree

Fox Harbour Pinetree

St. Lewis Heritage Museum

In the early 1950s, Fox Harbour was still living the traditional life of Labrador with only a few amenities to ease the hardship. People travelled by dog teams and survived off the land, since dry goods were scarce, especially during winter. Money did not...

The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell

The Bathurst Pulp and Paper Industry -A Tale to Tell

Nepisiguit Centennial Museum & Cultural Centre

When Angus L. McLean and other young entrepreneurs first invested in a saw mill on Chaleur Bay in New Brunswick, they could not have realized that their venture would lay the foundation for one hundred years of prosperity in the City of Bathurst. In 1915,...

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...

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