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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...

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...

GIRLS ON THE HOMEFRONT: A Toronto Girls' School 1894-1945

GIRLS ON THE HOMEFRONT: A Toronto Girls' School 1894-1945

Havergal College Archives

Founded in 1894, Havergal College remains one of Toronto's most well-known high school for girls. What may be unfamiliar, however, are the evangelical roots of the school- an emphasis on a gendered sense of empire and foreign missionary activity. In...

Weyburn Mental Hospital

Weyburn Mental Hospital

Soo Line Historical Museum

The Weyburn Mental Hospital opened in Saskatchewan in 1921 in response to a growing need for the treatment and housing of mentally ill people. While such a facility already existed in North Battleford, it was realized that a second institution was needed...

Henry Stelfox: Wanderer, Conservationist, and Friend

Henry Stelfox: Wanderer, Conservationist, and Friend

Rocky Mountain House Museum

When Henry Stelfox emigrated to Alberta in the winter of 1906-07, he could hardly have imagined that history would honour him as a successful businessman, an environmental activist, a historian, an advocate for First Nations people and a poet.

Buildings Through Time: Harris Road Then and Now

Buildings Through Time: Harris Road Then and Now

Pitt Meadows Museum

Welcome to Pitt Meadows! In 1914, Pitt Meadows was a small, agricultural community of less than 250 individuals. The community supplied Vancouver and New Westminster with produce and dairy products. The municipality's residents were scattered and many only...

Brent's Grist Mill - The Building of a Mill and a Community

Brent's Grist Mill - The Building of a Mill and a Community

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

The First Mill in Kelowna, British ColumbiaFrederick Brent was one of the earliest settlers in the Kelowna region of British Columbia, and when he built a grist mill there in 1871, it was the first industrial enterprise in the Okanagan Valley. It was an...

"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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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