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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...

Discovering London's First Village

Discovering London's First Village

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

London, Ontario is the 10th largest city in Canada, a bustling metropolis of more than 350,000 people. But 500 years ago, London was a tiny village. The London's First Village exhibit traces the history of archeological excavations since the discovery of a...

Along the Line: the Kettle Valley Railway as a Community Link

Along the Line: the Kettle Valley Railway as a Community Link

Kettle River Museum

The haunting whistle of trains along the Kettle Valley Railway line were heard throughout the Boundary region of southern British Columbia for nearly 85 years. To this day, the railway still connects people with feelings of pride and community. This...

The Trinity Benefit Club (TBC) - 170 Years of History, 1838 - 2008

The Trinity Benefit Club (TBC) - 170 Years of History, 1838 - 2008

Trinity Museum

On Candlemas Day, also known as Groundhog Day, in 1838, 76 men met at the Trinity Bight area courthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador for what would be a milestone in Canadian history. These men founded the Trinity Benefit Club (TBC), an association that...

Roots

Roots

Valemount & Area Museum

Only an indomitable spirit could endure the treacherous terrain in the valley between the Rocky Mountains, Cariboo Mountains and the Monashee Mountains in interior British Columbia, and the history of the Valemont area is full of such resolute spirits....

High Water Mark: Thamesville and the Great Flood of 1937

High Water Mark: Thamesville and the Great Flood of 1937

Old Town Hall Museum

In southwestern Ontario lies the small village of Thamesville. Nestled in an idylllic rural setting, this beautiful historic village is unfortunately located only one kilometre north of the shores of the Thames River. Over the years, Thamesville has been a...

Building a Good Life in the Badlands

Building a Good Life in the Badlands

East Coulee School Museum

When the Coal Mining Era of the Drumheller Valley in Eastern Alberta dawned with the discovery of coal in the area, many towns sprang up, such as East Coulee. The town burst into being after the railroad companies built a spur line into the area east of...

The Hiscock House: The Tale of an Entrepreneurial Woman

The Hiscock House: The Tale of an Entrepreneurial Woman

Hiscock House Provincial Historic Site

When blacksmith Richard Hiscock, who lived in Trinity, Newfoundland, began courting Emma Pittman in 1881, he hired workmen to build the two-storey gable-roofed house that today remains a classic example of outport architecture. In 1893, when Emma was...

The First Rock Salt Mine in Canada

The First Rock Salt Mine in Canada

Malagash Salt Mine

The first salt mine in Canada was also the first salt mine in the British Commonwealth. And here is its story - that of the Malagash Salt Mine in Nova Scotia. Discover the early days of Malagash, the history of the salt mine from 1918 through 1959, and the...

Catching Cod in Bonne Esperance; From the Cod Trap to the Cod Moratorium

Catching Cod in Bonne Esperance; From the Cod Trap to the Cod Moratorium

Whiteley Museum

This Community Memories exhibit tells the tale of William Henry Whiteley of Bonne Esperance, the fishing skipper who invented the cod trap, a design so ingenious that it became the most important piece of gear used by Newfoundland fishermen for 100 years.

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