Community Stories

505 Results

Rosemary Eaton, An Activist for Heritage & Environment

Rosemary Eaton, An Activist for Heritage & Environment

Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Rosemary Cassandra Gilliat Eaton arrived in Cole Harbour in 1965, after a career in photojournalism that started in England took her the Ceylon and finally to Canada. Here she first settled in Ottawa and in the early 1950s worked with the likes of Malak...

The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive: Preserving Vancouver's Video Art Legacy

The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive: Preserving Vancouver's Video Art Legacy

VIVO Media Arts Centre

Vancouver's Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive (CDMLA) is home to one of Canada's most significant repositories of video by artists and independent producers. It includes over 5000 video titles, an extensive publication and textual record collection, a...

The JASCO Factory

The JASCO Factory

Newcastle Village and District Historical Society

This exhibit shows the transition of a factory from 1848 to 2013. The original factory was built by Daniel Massey in 1848 at the south-west corner of Beaver and King in Newcastle, Ontario. Here, he started what eventually became the largest agricultural...

Ernest Thompson Seton: The Trail of the Sandhill Stag near Carberry

Ernest Thompson Seton: The Trail of the Sandhill Stag near Carberry

The Seton Centre

This exhibit explores and highlights a small but significant part of Ernest Thompson Seton's life: the period in the 1880s when he spent time in Carberry, Manitoba, Canada. We explore how his experience as a young man influenced his future work as an...

Medals, Trophies, and Ribbons! Oh My!!!

Medals, Trophies, and Ribbons! Oh My!!!

New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame

Medals, ribbons and trophies are so important markers that record the facts of a person's life, and these awards often become the only remaining physical evidence of an athlete's record. Created for the heroes and heroines of the day, they document the...

From Black Bag to High Science: Medicine in Central N.B. 1850-2000

From Black Bag to High Science: Medicine in Central N.B. 1850-2000

Fredericton Region Museum

In the decades following the Second World War, central New Brunswick experienced the most rapid population growth in the province. That expansion was driven not by farming, manufacturing or railways - which for more than a century had powered the local...

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...

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...

Show all

1 3 4 5 6 7 43