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Glorious Glass: Wallaceburg the Glass Town of Canada

Glorious Glass: Wallaceburg the Glass Town of Canada

Wallaceburg and District Museum

When southwestern Ontario's lumber industry began to decline at the end of the nineteenth century, many communities scrambled to find other viable business options. In Wallaceburg, a local ship owner who had grown up in Bristol, the British centre of glass...

Hugh Cummings Photography Collection - Then & Now

Hugh Cummings Photography Collection - Then & Now

Massey Area Museum

Travel along a time tunnel of the fascinating photography of Hugh Cummings to see what life looked like a century ago on the north shore of Georgian Bay, and how the community has changed over 100 years.A son of the Cummings family, he became an integral...

Legends and Lore of the South Similkameen

Legends and Lore of the South Similkameen

South Similkameen Museum

The natives of the Similkameen Valley, who travelled in and through what is now known as British Columbia and Washington State, have a history spanning thousands of years. Originally nomadic, they moved by foot, horse and canoe according to seasons and...

Cape Breton's North Highlands: An Enduring Community

Cape Breton's North Highlands: An Enduring Community

North Highlands Community Museum

Visitors to this Community Memories Exhibit will enjoy a glimpse of life as it used to be on Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail in the picturesque Cape Breton Highlands.This Community Memories exhibit evolved from the North Highlands Community Museum's outreach...

Indian Bay Recreational Fishery - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Indian Bay Recreational Fishery - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation

With some of the largest brook trout in Newfoundland swimming off its shores, Indian Bay has always been known as one of the top ten trophy fishing spots on the east coast. Unfortunately, over-fishing and increased access have depleted both the fish...

Sliding, Gliding and Soaring: A history of skiing in Revelstoke, British Columbia

Sliding, Gliding and Soaring: A history of skiing in Revelstoke, British Columbia

Revelstoke Museum and Archives

Revelstoke's ski saga has its roots in the early 1890s, when Scandinavian immigrants such as the Nelsen and Gunnarsen families first introduced the sport to the area. Originally calling skis 'Norwegian snowshoes', the townspeople eagerly embraced the...

Booze in Old Town Toronto

Booze in Old Town Toronto

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Origins of the Alcohol Industry in Canada's Largest CityAs the muddy town of York was struggling to become the metropolis of Toronto, booze was an important component of life, commerce, manufacturing and economics. In a burgeoning urban environment where...

The Heart of a Village: The Story of Watson's Mill and Manotick

The Heart of a Village: The Story of Watson's Mill and Manotick

Watson's Mill

On the banks of the Rideau River in Manotick, Ontario stands Watson's Mill, the waters of the west channel turning the massive stone wheel that grinds wheat into flour as it has for nearly 150 years. Watson's Mill is one of the finest examples of a 19th...

Atton's Lake - A Summer Meeting Place

Atton's Lake - A Summer Meeting Place

Clayton McLain Memorial Museum

Vacationing in Atton's Lake, SaskatchewanAtton's Lake in west central Saskatchewan has been a special summer place for more than 100 years, ever since a group of three small lakes in west central Saskatchewan began to attract people looking for leisure and...

Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island - Yesterday & Today

Fishing in Grosse Ile and on Entry Island - Yesterday & Today

C.A.M.I.'s Historical Heritage Complex

Lobster fishing today should be easier than it was years ago when fishermen owned little equipment and earned little income. More sophisticated technology allows access to the best fishing grounds and produces larger catches and higher incomes, but as this...

Kitchens of Early Settlers - circa 1920s

Kitchens of Early Settlers - circa 1920s

Assiniboia and District Historical Museum

In eras past farm kitchens rarely boasted the contemporary conveniences of their urban counterparts. Imagine trying to set up a household in a rural area with no electricity and no running water. Your possessions would be few, and likely hand-me-down items...

Sagebrush, Steers and Saddlesores

Sagebrush, Steers and Saddlesores

Historic Hat Creek Ranch

Ranching in British Columbia's Southern InteriorRanching has been the backbone of the economy in British Columbia's southern interior for over a century, but little is known about the generations of rugged ranchers and cowboys who lived and worked here....

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