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Aviation in Gander Newfoundland - The North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Aviation in Gander Newfoundland - The North Atlantic Aviation Museum

North Atlantic Aviation Museum

Explore Gander's rich aviation history in this online exhibit. Read about Gander's early days (pre-WWII), activities during the War, even the story of Newfoundland's first female pilot. You will also see some of the many aircraft types to travel through...

Avonlea's Prairie Pioneers

Avonlea's Prairie Pioneers

Avonlea and District Museum - Heritage House

In the late 1800's, a handful of hardy immigrants populated the Prairie around what is now the town of Avonlea. A rancher's nearest neighbour was 15 miles or half a day's ride away. No store; no doctor; no automobile. Explore life on the Prairie over 100...

Away from Here

Away from Here

Placentia West Heritage Committee

There are times when fishing doesn’t pay the bills, and Placentia West residents — like so many other Newfoundlanders — had to leave their hometown for long periods to find employment. They would work for CP Rail, in the Arctic or as domestics...

Aya's Story

Aya's Story

Langham Cultural Centre

After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Canadians were labeled enemy aliens, and they were uprooted and sent to work or to internment camps. Their belongings were confiscated and sold. Their families were broken up. They lost the rights and...

Banting Homestead - It's the Best Place for a Kid!

Banting Homestead - It's the Best Place for a Kid!

Museum on the Boyne

On the outskirts of Alliston, Ontario, sits the homestead where one of Canada's most famous sons was born. Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin, grew up on this typical Simcoe County farm. This Community Memories exhibit reveals the personal...

Barbour Site's Display of the Seal Hunt - The Human Side

Barbour Site's Display of the Seal Hunt - The Human Side

Barbour Living Heritage Village

Newfoundland has a vast history involving the harvesting of seals. The negative side of the seal harvest, however, often overshadows the hardship endured by the individuals involved in this fishery. This exhibit emphasizes the plight of the sealer and the...

Bell Island Mining History

Bell Island Mining History

Bell Island Community Museum

By the time the last mine closed on Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador in 1966, 79 million tons of iron ore had been extracted and sold worldwide over the industry's 71-year history. This Community Memories exhibit highlights 100 years of mining on...

Bendale: About Place

Bendale: About Place

Scarborough Historical Museum

This project invokes the rich history of Bendale, a neighbourhood located in Toronto's northeast end and the site of Scarborough's first farm fields. Through the voices, images and documents of the community, it details Bendale's remarkable transformation...

Bentley and Area Schools

Bentley and Area Schools

Bentley Museum

The One-Room Schoolhouse in Bentley, AlbertaEvery detail of life in a one-room school is told in this history of schools in and around Bentley, Alberta: social activities and playground games and sports, transportation to and from school, means of...

Benvoulin Church: A Building That Reflects Its Community

Benvoulin Church: A Building That Reflects Its Community

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

The Benvoulin Church, the first Presbyterian Church south of Vernon, was built by the community in 1892. After serving its community for over seventy years, the church was closed in 1964. With the building falling into disrepair and the threat of its...

Between the Great Wars

Between the Great Wars

Mather Post Office Museum

November 1918 was a time of great joy and great sadness in the small Prairie town of Mather. Many of the town's young men were returning from the "Great War', but some never made it back. While some of the young men who came home from the war moved on,...

Black Gold Pioneers: Alberta's Petroleum Legacy

Black Gold Pioneers: Alberta's Petroleum Legacy

Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Albertans have been drilling wells searching for black gold and finding adventure and friendship along the way. If those wells could talk, we would hear the stories of impossible odds, bad luck, good fortune, big...

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