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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...

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...

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