Community Stories

505 Results

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....

Amazing Lace

Amazing Lace

St. Marys Museum

A History of Tambour Lace Making in St. Marys, OntarioThis Community Memories exhibit features the work of Margaret MacArthur Weir (1809-1895), a Scottish tambour lace-maker who emigrated to a farm near St. Marys, Ontario with her husband and young family...

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails

New Brunswick Railway Museum

A History of New Brunswick's RailroadsIt is a little-known fact that there are more miles of railway track in New Brunswick than in any other province. Riding the Rails provides a quick glimpse into the history of the province's railways through maps,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Show all

1 33 34 35 36 37 43