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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....

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...

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