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The Great Storm of 1913

The Great Storm of 1913

Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol

The Deadliest Disaster in Great Lakes HistoryOn November 6, 1913 blinding snow and hurricane-force winds began to howl over the Great Lakes, wreaking havoc that would last for days. The deadliest disaster in Great Lakes history would claim twelve vessels...

Exploring James Anderson: A Journey through the Adventurous Life of a Company Man

Exploring James Anderson: A Journey through the Adventurous Life of a Company Man

Georgina Pioneer Village

One of Canada's most steadfast explorers, James Anderson arrived in Canada in 1831 to spend his entire working life in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). Anderson not only transformed the landscape he explored, he was dramatically shaped by it....

Paul Kane's Cobourg 1833-1834

Paul Kane's Cobourg 1833-1834

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Paul Kane represents Northumberland County's rich tradition of resident artists, a tradition that spans the area's history from first settlement to present day. Kane may have found his fortune as the most famous of all Canadian artist-explorers after...

Lumbermills of Port Moody

Lumbermills of Port Moody

Port Moody Station Museum

Port Moody boomed when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) rumbled west in the late 1800s. The town in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia was to be the site of the CPR terminus and the new railway promised a rosy future for every trade. Lumber in...

Greenbank: The Heart of Reach Township

Greenbank: The Heart of Reach Township

Scugog Shores Historical Museum

The Pioneers of Greenbank, OntarioThis Community Memories Exhibit tells the story of courageous pioneers who survived the challenge of inhospitable terrain to establish a small settlement that is now a quiet, rural town in southern Ontario 50 miles...

100 Years in Stony Plain

100 Years in Stony Plain

Multicultural Heritage Centre

The Beginnings of Stony Plain, AlbertaIn 1881, carpenter John Leod McDonald was the earliest pioneer to stake a claim in a region of Alberta then known as Dog Rump Creek, not far from today's Edmonton. As soon as McDonald became the area's first...

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...

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