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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...

The Winds of Change - Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley

The Winds of Change - Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley

South Similkameen Museum

If the original settlers of Keremeos could see it now, there is no doubt that they would be surprised by the changes in the area surrounding this south central British Columbia village. The Similkameen Valley, located just below it, has seen the effects of...

Timber to Tall Ships Our Parrsborough Shore

Timber to Tall Ships Our Parrsborough Shore

Age of Sail Heritage Centre

This exhibit reveals how the communities along Nova Scotia's Parrsboro Shore up to Apple River grew and flourished in the 1800s, alongside the lumber and ship-building industries in the area. The families who settled there were mainly United Empire...

Celebrating Gaspesia's Proud Military Tradition

Celebrating Gaspesia's Proud Military Tradition

Bay Chaleur Military Museum

The Gaspé Peninsula has a rich military tradition of communities that have always responded to the country's call in an exemplary way, a tradition preserved by the Bay Chaleur Military Museum. This Community Memories exhibit celebrates the military...

The Empress of Ireland, a forgotten history

The Empress of Ireland, a forgotten history

Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père

On June 29, 1906, the Canadian Pacific steamship Empress of Ireland sailed on its maiden voyage down the Saint Lawrence. In 1914, after a stopover on the Québec City - Liverpool run, the ship was stove in by another and went to the bottom off...

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