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Representations: YYZ in the 80s

Representations: YYZ in the 80s

YYZ Artists' Outlet

In order to exhibit their art and be involved in art discourse, several Toronto artists established YYZ Artists' Outlet as an artist-run centre in 1979. Artist and founding member Elizabeth MacKenzie noted in her interview that YYZ was interested in...

Toronto's Central Neighbourhood House: 100 Years in the Making

Toronto's Central Neighbourhood House: 100 Years in the Making

Cabbagetown-Regent Park Museum

The Cabbagetown Regent Park Community Museum established a partnership with Toronto's Central Neighbourhood House during CNH's Centennial in 2011. This partnership led to the mounting of a major photographic exhibition curated by the Museum's Carol...

Indiana: A Ghost Town of Haldimand County

Indiana: A Ghost Town of Haldimand County

Ruthven Park National Historic Site

Driving by Ruthven Park National Historic Site today you would never imagine that there was once a thriving community located on the property. In fact, in the mid-19th century, Indiana was the largest industrial town in Haldimand County. Indiana has been...

Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland: A Portrait of Childhood 1950 - 2009

Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland: A Portrait of Childhood 1950 - 2009

French Shore Interpretation Centre

Growing Up in Rural Newfoundland highlights the experiences and images of childhood in seven neighbouring rural communities on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. The period covered in the exhibit is primarily the second half of the 20th century...

E. J. Casey: From Soldier to Showman

E. J. Casey: From Soldier to Showman

North American Carnival Museum and Archives

The life story of Edgar James (E. J.) Casey is quite a remarkable one. It reads like an adventure novel set against the backdrop of the Canadian Prairies. Born in Belleville, Ontario, Edgar migrated west with his family to Winnipeg in 1905 on a "Harvester...

150 Artefacts for 150 Years: Celebrating Hillary House National Historic Site

150 Artefacts for 150 Years: Celebrating Hillary House National Historic Site

Hillary House

Built in 1862, Hillary House is considered one of Canada's best examples of Gothic Revival architecture and was designated as a National Historic Site in 1973. The residence was home to four doctors throughout its history, two of whom were members of the...

The Mills of Appleton

The Mills of Appleton

North Lanark Regional Museum

The village of Appleton is a small community nestled on the shores of the Mississippi River in Ramsay Township, Ontario. This exhibit examines the history of Appleton by focusing on the original economic nucleus of the village: the mills. During the...

Top Secret: The Lives of Employees at CFS Carp

Top Secret: The Lives of Employees at CFS Carp

Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum was originally called Canadian Forces Station Carp, and its purpose was to house elements of the federal government in the event of a nuclear attack during the Cold War. Commissioned by then Prime Minister John...

Tenacity, the Story of Hedley, Then and Today

Tenacity, the Story of Hedley, Then and Today

Hedley Heritage Museum

Tenacity: the Story of Hedley, Then and Today begins with the 1897 Gold Rush boom in the Similkameen Valley, where hundreds of men and women came in search of fortunes, or a wage paying job and a touch of luck. Today the community continues with...

The American Connection

The American Connection

Lordly House Museum

Beginning around the 1850s, well-to-do Americans started visiting Chester. The appeal of fresh air, good fishing and hunting, and a peaceful village away from the bustle and fast-paced life at home drew them to the village. Add to that a bay, claimed to be...

Voices of our Past, Looking to our Future: The Women of Kirkland Lake

Voices of our Past, Looking to our Future: The Women of Kirkland Lake

Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

The town of Kirkland Lake started like most mining towns across Northern Ontario. With the discovery of gold, many men moved to the area with hopes of staking claims and making a fortune. Even a few women with a pioneering spirit joined in the hunt for...

Keystone, The Centrepiece of the Breton Collection

Keystone, The Centrepiece of the Breton Collection

Breton and District Historical Museum

This exhibit looks at the founding of the Breton area in south central Alberta circa 1909. The area was originally scouted and settled by William Allan, an African American who came to Canada trying to escape the institutionalized racism that was being...

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