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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...

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...

A Dominion from Sea to Sea: Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Father of Confederation

A Dominion from Sea to Sea: Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Father of Confederation

Queens County Historical Society & Museum

When Samuel Leonard Tilley left Gagetown, New Brunswick at the age of 13 for a career as a pharmacist, he was unaware that he would become New Brunswick's most prominent Father of Confederation.The Birth of Confederation in CanadaAs a staunch supporter of...

Scouting In Brant: A Community's History

Scouting In Brant: A Community's History

Brant Museum and Archives

On a Saturday morning in the spring of 1910, a number of West Brantford boys were playing on the riverbank when a young Scotsman approached them. He asked if the boys had ever heard of the Boy Scouts, and whether they would be interested in joining. The...

Peace River, 1780-1914: From Athabasca to the Last Great West

Peace River, 1780-1914: From Athabasca to the Last Great West

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

In 1914, the community of Peace River Crossing, in Northern Alberta, was incorporated as a village, an important regional centre for trade, business, transportation and institutions. The village was home to over 700 people, and represented a major staging...

CKNX Tales from Wingham: the Radio & Television Town of Canada

CKNX Tales from Wingham: the Radio & Television Town of Canada

North Huron Museum

Gather around to hear how one remarkable man made the small Ontario town of Wingham (population of 3,500) the smallest community in North America to boast both a radio and a television station. This Community Memories exhibit features some of the CKNX...

Bentley and Area Schools

Bentley and Area Schools

Bentley Museum

The One-Room Schoolhouse in Bentley, AlbertaEvery detail of life in a one-room school is told in this history of schools in and around Bentley, Alberta: social activities and playground games and sports, transportation to and from school, means of...

MacDonald House Museum tells its story.

MacDonald House Museum tells its story.

MacDonald House Museum

MacDonald House and the MacDonald family played a significant role in the community of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in the mid- to late-19th century. The house was the location of the post office and the way station and as such was a gathering point for many...

Canoe Builders of Pikwàkanagàn

Canoe Builders of Pikwàkanagàn

Omàmiwinini Pimàdjwowin

The Fading Art of Birch Bark Canoe BuildingAboriginal people in Canada have used birch bark canoes to glide down rivers and lakes for thousands of years, and they've passed along the craft of making these canoes from generation to generation. In modern...

Thunder Bay Military Museum History Series: HMCS GRIFFON

Thunder Bay Military Museum History Series: HMCS GRIFFON

Thunder Bay Military Museum

Long before the Ontario towns of Port Arthur and Fort William joined forces to become the city of Thunder Bay, the Canadian Navy had a strong presence there in the form of the Sea Cadets and the Naval Reserve Division, HMCS Griffon. This retrospective...

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