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Tracks of Time

Tracks of Time

Discovery North Bay

Follow the Tracks of Time and realize the history and impact of the rail industry in North Bay, Ontario. Examine images and artefacts from the collection of the North Bay Area Museum. Travel through time, from the birth of the community in 1882 through to...

Tradition and Innovation: The Importance of Agriculture to Markham 1820-1920

Tradition and Innovation: The Importance of Agriculture to Markham 1820-1920

Markham Museum

Between 1820 and 1920 the prosperity of agriculture in Markham Township acted as a strong foundation for a variety of technological and infrastructure developments in the area. In addition, the daily and seasonal rotations of agricultural life allowed for...

Traditional Boat Building of Winterton

Traditional Boat Building of Winterton

Winterton Boat Building Museum

Winterton, Newfoundland and Labrador, has a long boat building history tied to the settlement of the area and its traditional way of life. Our exhibit shows the boats that were built here, their use in the inshore fishery, and the boat building skills that...

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...

Transporting Northern Dreams: Steamboats on the Peace River, 1903-1930

Transporting Northern Dreams: Steamboats on the Peace River, 1903-1930

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

In the spring of 1930 the S.S. D.A. Thomas, one of the largest steamboats to be used in western Canada, steamed from its berth at Peace River in northern Alberta to Fort Fitzgerald on the Slave River where it was to be scrapped. This voyage was to mark the...

Treasures from Trunks: The Story of the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review

Treasures from Trunks: The Story of the Dugald Ladies Fashion Review

Costume Museum of Canada

This exhibit describes how a group of rural Manitoba women chose the feminine vehicles of clothing and accessories to ensure that the histories of their families and that of their community would not be lost. Calling themselves the Dugald Ladies Fashion...

Treasures of Every Day Life

Treasures of Every Day Life

Gaspesian British Heritage Village

The Gaspesian British Heritage Village features the type of simple family buildings which usually pass into oblivion. Twenty odd buildings were all moved to the site: saving them from unpleasant fates at the hands equally of demolishers and renovators.Over...

Tsunami 1929: The Silence of the Sea

Tsunami 1929: The Silence of the Sea

Burin Heritage House Inc.

On November 18, 1929, an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale out in the Atlantic ocean on the Grand Banks created a tidal wave. Travelling at a speed of 140 kilometres per hour, the tidal wave reached the Burin Peninsula at 7 p.m., two hours...

Tuhaalruuqtut Ancestral Sounds

Tuhaalruuqtut Ancestral Sounds

Inuit Heritage Centre

Against a background of photographs from the farthest north, the Inuit elders of Baker Lake sing and tell of great exploits and suffering. Their story is one of endurance, patience, courage, frailty, joy and a common bond with all the people of this vast,...

Twentieth-Century Todmorden: A Community in the Don Valley

Twentieth-Century Todmorden: A Community in the Don Valley

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre

By the middle of the 19th century, the community of Todmorden Mills, located on the Don River, provided lumber, flour, paper, bricks and beer for the growing city of Toronto. Few people realize that Todmorden remained a vibrant community well into the 20th...

Up in Flames: The History of Fire in Muskoka Region

Up in Flames: The History of Fire in Muskoka Region

Muskoka Lakes Museum

This Community Memories exhibit illustrates the terrible impact of catastrophic fires on Port Carling and the surrounding Muskoka region in Ontario. The disastrous town fire of 1931 destroyed nearly all of Port Carling's main street, wreaking economic...

Valley Carvers - Past and Present

Valley Carvers - Past and Present

School House Museum

The woodcarvers of Renfrew County have earned national and international renown for works spanning a broad spectrum from the finest wooden jewellery to the tallest totem pole in Ontario.This Community Memories exhibit chronicles the lives and showcases the...

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