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The Life and Times of the One Room Schools in King Township, Ontario, Canada

The Life and Times of the One Room Schools in King Township, Ontario, Canada

King Township Museum

King Township is primarily a rural Township situated north of Metropolitan Toronto. Early settlers who came to the area farmed the land and built grist and lumber mills, tanneries and blacksmith shops. Near these new businesses many small hamlets and...

Made on Pelee: The History of Grape Farming and Wineries on Pelee Island

Made on Pelee: The History of Grape Farming and Wineries on Pelee Island

Pelee Island Heritage Centre

This virtual exhibit chronicles the history of grape farming and wineries on Pelee Island from the mid-1800s to the present day. With the successful migration of the Catawaba grapes from the Southern United States to the Lake Erie Islands, Pelee Island was...

Son of a Shipbuilder

Son of a Shipbuilder

Albert County Museum

The Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, is the home of the Prime Minister R.B. Bennett Commemorative Centre. R.B.'s story is told throughout the eight buildings that make up the museum. The traditional museum exhibits portray R.B.'s life...

The Harmsworth Connection

The Harmsworth Connection

Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Center

This exhibit begins with a focus on the Harmsworth family history which has its roots in Dublin, Ireland. Born into poor circumstances, they rose within a forty year span to become one of the richest families in Great Britain with the two eldest boys...

The Madawaska River-lifeblood of the formation of Combermere

The Madawaska River-lifeblood of the formation of Combermere

Mission House Museum & Gallery

This virtual exhibit centres on the village of Combermere and the immediate surrounding area. A major tributary of the Ottawa River, the Madawaska River passes through Combermere. Using the significance of this river to early settlement times, the exhibit...

Parry Sound Centennial Time Capsule Digital Scrapbook

Parry Sound Centennial Time Capsule Digital Scrapbook

West Parry Sound District Museum

On Tuesday, February 3, 1987 Vice Principal Ray Pavlove and student representatives from William Beatty Public School stood in front of the Parry Sound Town Council and requested that a school project become officially endorsed as part of the Town's...

The Jewish Community of Lowertown, Ottawa

The Jewish Community of Lowertown, Ottawa

Ottawa Jewish Archives

The story of the Jewish community in Ottawa is a story of survival. As new Jewish immigrants who had recently fled pogroms and economic hardship arrived in Ottawa, they encountered freedom from oppression and fresh opportunities to establish family...

Hooked

Hooked

Livyer's Lot Museum

This virtual exhibit explores how the traditional skill of matmaking became a means to earn a living for women in Placentia West. For as long as anyone remembers, women in Placentia West made mats from scraps of old clothing to help keep their homes clean...

Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad

Tough Railroaders, Rough Railroad

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Welcome to the Revelstoke Railway Museum's Community Stories exhibit. We invite you to pull up a seat and listen to a story or two. Join us in Business Car #4 where our retired railway storytellers gather together to reminisce.A Railroaders' Life on the CP...

History of the Wolseley Courthouse and Champions of Justice

History of the Wolseley Courthouse and Champions of Justice

Wolseley Courthouse Interpretive Centre Inc.

In the early pioneer years of the North-West Territories, Chief Justice Edward L. Wetmore, Sir Frederick W.A.G. Haultain, former Premier of the North-West Territories, and lawyer Levi Thomson contributed to the judicial, socio-political, and economic...

The Legacy of Fort Point - Military Fortification, Light House and Tourism Haven

The Legacy of Fort Point - Military Fortification, Light House and Tourism Haven

Trinity Museum

Come and explore the long history associated with a piece of land at the entrance to Trinity Harbour in Newfoundland and Labrador that was formerly named Admiral's Point and after 1812, Fort Point. A point of land situated on the western shore to the...

Wedgeport Tuna Fishing tournaments Past and Present

Wedgeport Tuna Fishing tournaments Past and Present

Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretative Centre

From 1935 to the mid-1960s, Wedgeport was the Sport Tuna Fishing capital of the world. In 1937, Wedgeport saw the birth of the International Tuna Cup Match, in which 28 different countries participated. The international tournament drew anglers, writers,...

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