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"Number Please" The Davis Telephone Company - Rural Communication History

"Number Please" The Davis Telephone Company - Rural Communication History

Bonnechere Museum

This Community Memories exhibit is the story of the Davis Telephone Company, a family business founded by Joseph Davis in 1910 in Rankin, Ontario. This exhibit is also the story of the importance of the development of a communications systems in a rural...

Training For Freedom

Training For Freedom

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

This Community Memories exhibit focuses on the personal histories of the men and women who participated in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) during Second World War in Manitoba. The Commonwealth Air Training Plan came to life in 1939 to...

A Retrospective of Artists in North Bay and Surrounding Areas

A Retrospective of Artists in North Bay and Surrounding Areas

White Water Gallery

This Community Memories exhibit celebrates the lives and artwork of 36 artists - among many others - who live, or have lived, in North Bay, Ontario and surrounding areas.

The Criddle/Vane Legend and Legacy

The Criddle/Vane Legend and Legacy

Sipiweske Museum

In order to attract new Canadians in the 1800s, the Canadian Prairies were promoted as an opportunity for free land and abundant opportunities. This Community Memories exhibit is the story of how one family sought its fortune in Manitoba and left a legacy...

100 Years of Transportation in Lanigan and District

100 Years of Transportation in Lanigan and District

Lanigan & District Heritage Centre

Lanigan, Saskatchewan, sits in the midst of a peaceful landscape of rolling prairie grass, poplar bluffs and northern bush scarred only by the deep tracks and intertwining paths of the once abundant Prairie buffalo. The surrounding area teems with wildlife...

Francophones of Newfoundland & Labrador

Francophones of Newfoundland & Labrador

Corner Brook Museum & Archives

When one thinks of the early settlers of Newfoundland and Labrador, they think of the English and Irish in Newfoundland, and the Innu in Labrador. Most people do not realize the role that the French played in the development and growth of the province, nor...

The Cascapedia River - The Flow of Time

The Cascapedia River - The Flow of Time

Cascapedia River Museum

The flow of time on the famous Grand Cascapedia river offers a glimpse into the life of a community and of the salmon anglers who have enjoyed its resources over time. Flowing through the mountains and valley of the Quebec community of Cascapedia St-Jules,...

Coal Miner's Son; Coal Miner's Daughter

Coal Miner's Son; Coal Miner's Daughter

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

Explore online the choices facing a young person living in the Drumheller Valley in the 1920s. Coal mining was the economic engine that drove the bustling towns of the Drumheller Valley in the 1920s, so residents expected that boys would drop out of school...

Stories from the Homefront: Oshawa During the Second World War

Stories from the Homefront: Oshawa During the Second World War

Oshawa Community Museum and Archives

Between 1939 and 1945, nearly 600,000 Canadian men and women left their homes, families and communities to serve their country overseas in World War II. But what happened to the wives and husbands, children and siblings, parents and grandparents who stayed...

Rediscovering the Norwegian Connection

Rediscovering the Norwegian Connection

Norwegian Laft Hus

Rediscover the Norwegian connection in central Alberta with a visit to this Community Memories exhibit. A walkthrough of the Laft House in Red Deer, Alberta's Heritage Square follows the development of the Norwegian Laft Hus Society and the construction of...

All Aboard! Next Stop: Alberta Beach

All Aboard! Next Stop: Alberta Beach

Alberta Beach & District Museum and Archives

One of Edmonton's (Alberta) favorite cottage destinations originated in 1912 when the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) began sending employees to the shores of Lac St. Anne for holidays and picnics. This Community Memories exhibit documents the early...

Cracker Barrels and Jersey Cows (The History of One Family in the Eastern Fraser Valley of B.C.)

Cracker Barrels and Jersey Cows (The History of One Family in the Eastern Fraser Valley of B.C.)

Kilby Historic Site

This Community Memories exhibit explores the survival of one family in the pioneering times of rural Canada through diversification. The Kilby family operated the community's general store, hotel and post office, as well as establishing one of the first...

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