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Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, the "boss" of Saint-André de Kamouraska

Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, the "boss" of Saint-André de Kamouraska

Musée régional de Kamouraska

Born in 1846, Charles-Alfred Roy, known as Desjardins, was self-taught. He started out with a shop bought from a watchmaker, for whom he had worked, to launch a business building farm machinery. His success was such that he was a multi-millionaire by the...

Evolution of Telecommunications

Evolution of Telecommunications

Musée des Télécomunications

Telecommunications in Canada have evolved tremendously from their beginning to the present. This exhibit attempts to show several aspects of this evolution from what is seen by the general public to the telephone office and the factory. It is, in a way,...

Scottish buildings of urban and rural Pictou

Scottish buildings of urban and rural Pictou

Hector Exhibit Centre

Nova Scotia's Pictou County, and in particular the town of Pictou, boast some the finest examples of Scottish 19th century architectural heritage to be found in North America. This is particularly obvious in the case of the sandstone houses. It is the...

LSSR - 105 years of Service - June 2005

LSSR - 105 years of Service - June 2005

Thunder Bay Military Museum

The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (LSSR), based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has a long and honourable history. This Community Memories exhibit traces the history of the regiment from the creation of the first militia unit at Port Arthur in 1885 to the present.

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,...

Building the Past

Building the Past

Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah

Building a Past tells the story of the early years of the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah. Conceived by the Sheguiandah Women's Institute in 1964, it began life as the Little Current-Howland Centennial Museum. When the museum opened in 1966, it was...

Charles Macnamara - A Retrospective

Charles Macnamara - A Retrospective

Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives

Charles Macnamara lived in Arnprior from 1881 to 1944, and worked as secretary-treasurer for the McLachlin Bros. Lumber Company for 46 years. This Community Memories exhibit features numerous photographs of his family, friends and the landscape around...

George Johnston and His World: Life and Culture of the Inland Tlingit

George Johnston and His World: Life and Culture of the Inland Tlingit

George Johnston Museum

The Inland Tlingit are descendants of the Coastal Tlingit who migrated into the Yukon Territory, Canada, from what is now Southeast Alaska. Their entry to the interior via the Taku River to Atlin, British Columbia, then overland to Teslin, occurred during...

Kirkland Lake: A Jewish History

Kirkland Lake: A Jewish History

Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

The town of Kirkland Lake once had a vibrant and thriving Jewish community. Its origins were found in the great waves of migration to Canada in the early 20th century, from the area of Eastern Europe known as the Russia Pale. One of the earliest...

Mining History on the Baie Verte Peninsula

Mining History on the Baie Verte Peninsula

Baie Verte Peninsula Miners Museum

There's a rich mining history in Baie Verte, Newfoundland, that continues to the present day - and the Miners Museum in the community digs deep into its lore. Located at Terra Nova Mine, which operated from 1860 until 1864, and again between 1901 and 1915,...

On The Ice

On The Ice

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

This Community Memories exhibit celebrates Manitoba's rich Olympic heritage, from the province's first appearance at the Olympics in 1920 where it won a gold medal for Canada, to the Olympics in Salt Lake City. A team from Manitoba, the Winnipeg Falcons...

Jasper Park Volunteer Fire Brigade: A Community History

Jasper Park Volunteer Fire Brigade: A Community History

Jasper - Yellowhead Museum and Archives

This exhibit tells the history of the Jasper Park Volunteer Fire Brigade. In the early days of Jasper, Alberta, the town site depended on those who volunteered their time and lives in order to battle the flames. The growth of the volunteer brigade, which...

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