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"And No One Lives There Anymore"

"And No One Lives There Anymore"

Livyer's Lot Museum

Between 1965 and 1975, when the fishing industry was in decline, several harbour villages in Newfoundland experienced great upheaval. At the time, the federal and provincial governments offered families money to relocate to find better economic...

Ingersoll's Mammoth Cheese and the History of Cheese Making in Oxford County

Ingersoll's Mammoth Cheese and the History of Cheese Making in Oxford County

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

A giant cheese. A 7,300-pound block of cheese. The Mammoth Cheese of Oxford County stood as a symbol of Ingersoll, Ontario's world famous dairy and cheese industry. This 7,300 pound block of cheese was created in 1866 at the James Harris Cheese Factory,...

Residential Schools: The Red Lake Story

Residential Schools: The Red Lake Story

Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre

The history of Canada's residential schools was a dark time in this country's history, but one that needs to be understood to inspire healing and compassion. In this exhibit, survivors share their life experience before, during and after their time spent...

And now here's Mrs. A... Kate Aitken's Story

And now here's Mrs. A... Kate Aitken's Story

Museum on the Boyne

The "Martha Stewart" of the 1940s and 50s, Kate Aiken was a household name in Canada, dispensing practical, down-to-earth advice in newspaper columns, books and radio broadcasts. Over the course of her journalistic career, she interviewed Hitler, Mussolini...

Millet- A Decade in Bloom!

Millet- A Decade in Bloom!

Millet and District Museum and Archives

This exhibit demonstrates the magnificent impact the Communities in Bloom Program has had on Millet, Alberta, over the last decade. The Program, committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and the beautification of municipalities,...

Historic St. George's Church

Historic St. George's Church

St. George's Heritage Museum

This exhibit traces the history of St. George's Church in Brigus, an impressive example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture in Newfoundland and Labrador. Built in 1876 under the supervision of George C. Jerrett, St. George's is an imposing...

Miramichi Memories - The River People

Miramichi Memories - The River People

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Fly-fishing on the banks of the Miramichi River, New Brunswick, is an art form that has been around for centuries. Dating back to the early 15th century, journals have recorded the successes and failures of fishermen in their prime of angling. This exhibit...

The Bad Penny Crew of Operation Manna

The Bad Penny Crew of Operation Manna

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

Operation Market Garden and its RepercussionsIn September, 1944, paratroopers were dropped over southern Holland in Operation Market Garden, an Allied strategy to open a corridor through occupied Holland into Germany for British ground forces. The strategy...

The House of Snider in Toronto - A Canadian Clocks Success Story 1950 - 1976

The House of Snider in Toronto - A Canadian Clocks Success Story 1950 - 1976

The Canadian Clock Museum

Harry Snider's calling was time. As a young man in the 1930s, he started working with clocks at the Blackforest Clock Company in Toronto. The business name was changed in 1941 to the Forestville Clock Company because of the Second World War. In the early...

The Battle of the Atlantic, A Crow's Nest Perspective, "Lest We Forget"

The Battle of the Atlantic, A Crow's Nest Perspective, "Lest We Forget"

Crow's Nest Military Artifacts Association Inc.

During the Second World War, the port of St. John's, Newfoundland, provided protection to the Navy from lurking German U-boat wolf packs that loomed below the surface just outside The Narrows. The Royal Canadian Air Force provided air surveillance from its...

Secwepemc History: The First 220 Years of Contact

Secwepemc History: The First 220 Years of Contact

Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park

This Community Memories exhibit traces the evolution of Secwepemc village life over 220 years after first contact with European explorers and settlers. It examines a pre-contact village in 1763, with Chiefs, sub-chiefs and community members working...

The Doukhobors of Canada

The Doukhobors of Canada

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

This exhibit focuses on the Russian origins of the Doukhobors and on the persecution the group suffered there. It follows their migration to Saskatchewan, where they thrived in the villages they established until new government regulations in 1907 forced...

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