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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.

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel

Fredericton Region Museum

For more than 10 centuries, the Saint John River has been a central pathway through the land now known as the province of New Brunswick. This digital exhibit explores how people travelled on the river over the centuries.

"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...

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