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The Craigflower Sesquicentenary

The Craigflower Sesquicentenary

Craigflower Manor and Schoolhouse

Celebrating 150 Years of History at Craigflower Manor, Victoria, British ColumbiaCraigflower Manor in Victoria, British Columbia, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2006. This Community Memories exhibit commemorates the event by tracing its history from...

What a priest!

What a priest!

Musée Vieux Presbytère de Batiscan

Built in 1816, the old Batiscan presbytery was once at the heart of parish life. The exhibit recalls 19th century life at the presbytery, when Wenceslas Théophilas Fréchette ruled the pulpit, from 1843 to 1875. Visit the various rooms in the historic...

The Architectural History of Arcola and the Moose Mountains

The Architectural History of Arcola and the Moose Mountains

South Saskatchewan Photo Museum

In southeast Saskatchewan the small town of Arcola and the area near Moose Mountain offer an intriguing display of architecture, from primitive First Nations sweat lodges, sod shanties and the largest round barn in North America to lovely Victorian-style...

Anull Thar nan Eilean - From Island to Island

Anull Thar nan Eilean - From Island to Island

Highland Village Museum / An Clachan Gàidhealach

The Barra Community in Cape Breton Nova ScotiaLike the traditions of all Gaelic communities in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, the story of the Barra community is very much one of the spoken word, handed down in music, folklore, dance and poetry for seven...

One Man's Dream: Birth of the Smithson International Truck Museum

One Man's Dream: Birth of the Smithson International Truck Museum

Smithson International Truck Museum

Ken Smithson's Truck RestorationsIn 1980 Ken Smithson bought back two rundown International 1956 gravel trucks that he had owned years earlier. As a truck driver, he had once relied on them for his livelihood. But this time, he set his sights on restoring...

Similar Journeys, Different Trails: One Destination

Similar Journeys, Different Trails: One Destination

Trail Museum

History of Trail, British ColumbiaThe history of Trail, British Columbia is very much a story of Canada's immigrants. For the first 50 years of the 20th century, this city, known for its gold and copper mining and its smelter, drew people looking for work...

Little Claybelt Memories

Little Claybelt Memories

Temiskaming Shores Public Library

A History of Farming in the New Liskeard Area of Northern OntarioAlthough the fur and lumber industries predate agriculture in the New Liskeard area of northern Ontario, farming has sustained this small town for over 100 years and still has an impact on...

Speed, Brawn & Beauty: The History of the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival

Speed, Brawn & Beauty: The History of the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival

Sam Waller Museum

The Pas' popular Northern Manitoba Trapper's Festival, one of the oldest in Canada, has its roots in the early wild fur industry.At the turn of the 20th century, the range of commercial markets in The Pas made it the central meeting place for trappers...

Stories of (Pre) History: Jury Family Legacies

Stories of (Pre) History: Jury Family Legacies

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Ontario History and ArchaeologyThe world's impression of early-Ontario history and archaeology is due in large part to projects that the Jury family undertook in the first half of the 20th century. The Jurys worked on sites and projects spanning the...

The Little Stone House

The Little Stone House

Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum

The Little Stone House, a unique structure near the towns of Thamesville and Bothwell in Ontario, has inspired wonder and curiosity in all those who pass it by. It first existed in the early 1900s as a homesteader's humble two-storey clapboard dwelling. In...

Camp Sussex, A Century of Service to Canada

Camp Sussex, A Century of Service to Canada

8th Hussars Regimental Museum

Camp Sussex is one of the oldest military facilities in Canada, informally established in 1885 and given official designation in 1893. Because of its central location and its proximity to the railway, the camp has served as an annual training ground for...

The Boats of Main-à-Dieu & Area

The Boats of Main-à-Dieu & Area

Main-à-Dieu Fishermen's Museum

The Boats of Main-à-Dieu tells the story of a rural Cape Breton fishing village and its closest neighbours (Bateston, Catalone, Little Lorraine and Baleine). Visitors to this Community Memories exhibit will find that the proud past, hopeful present and...

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