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Blanche Coultis: Pioneering Country Teacher

Blanche Coultis: Pioneering Country Teacher

Brooks and District Museum

This exhibit features pictures and writings from the collection of Blanche Coultis, a former one-room school teacher in Alberta during late 1930s and early '40s.

Boom, Bust & Bothwell

Boom, Bust & Bothwell

Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum

Boom, Bust and Bothwell tells the story of the colourful community founded by Father of Confederation George Brown. The exhibit explores how the discovery of oil fuelled the town's remarkable growth in the 1860s through the 1890s, and follows its...

Booze in Old Town Toronto

Booze in Old Town Toronto

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Origins of the Alcohol Industry in Canada's Largest CityAs the muddy town of York was struggling to become the metropolis of Toronto, booze was an important component of life, commerce, manufacturing and economics. In a burgeoning urban environment where...

Botwood: History of an Airport

Botwood: History of an Airport

Botwood Heritage Centre

For a relatively small and little known town in Central Newfoundland, Botwood has played a major role in the history of aviation in Canada. During the Second World War over 10,000 troops passed through here, as well as VIPs such as Winston Churchill and...

Bowmanville! 150 Years of Celebrating Community

Bowmanville! 150 Years of Celebrating Community

Bowmanville Museum

In 2008, Bowmanville celebrated its 150 year anniversary. This picturesque town, nestled on the North shore of Lake Ontario, observed the event with a parade, historical re-enactments, concerts, walking tours, fireworks and much more.Celebrations in any...

Bralorne-Pioneer: Their Past Lives Here

Bralorne-Pioneer: Their Past Lives Here

Bralorne Pioneer Museum

In the Bridge River Valley, five hours northeast of Vancouver, memories of booming gold mining towns still echo. Bralorne mine was once the richest gold mine in Canada. It closed 30 years ago, but the town survives, and with it a portal to the past, when...

Brent's Grist Mill - The Building of a Mill and a Community

Brent's Grist Mill - The Building of a Mill and a Community

Central Okanagan Heritage Society

The First Mill in Kelowna, British ColumbiaFrederick Brent was one of the earliest settlers in the Kelowna region of British Columbia, and when he built a grist mill there in 1871, it was the first industrial enterprise in the Okanagan Valley. It was an...

Bringing our Past into the Future

Bringing our Past into the Future

Kitikmeot Heritage Society and Cultural Centre

The little hamlet of Cambridge Bay, located on Victoria Island in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, is one of the richest locales in the North for resources on the history of the Inuit people. This three-part exhibit delves into the archeology of the area,...

Bruce Aikenhead: A Canadian Space Pioneer

Bruce Aikenhead: A Canadian Space Pioneer

Okanagan Science Centre

Bruce Aikenhead is one of the pioneers of the Canadian aerospace industry with over 40 years' experience in aerospace engineering and astronaut training development. Aikenheads's career as a systems engineer led him to work on illustrious projects such as...

Bruce Mines: A History of Copper

Bruce Mines: A History of Copper

Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Union Public Library

Bruce Mines is a community in northern Ontario that originated as a direct result of copper mining in the mid 1800s. Named after the 1847 Governor General of Canada, James Bruce, the town is located on the north shore of Lake Huron. Today, copper mining in...

Buchans - History of Mining Town

Buchans - History of Mining Town

Buchans Miners Museum

Experience the history of the town of Buchans, a former mining town in central Newfoundland, from the perspectives of the discoverer, the operator, the builder and the residents of Buchans. Work at the Buchans River mine began when Mattie Mitchell, a...

Building a Good Life in the Badlands

Building a Good Life in the Badlands

East Coulee School Museum

When the Coal Mining Era of the Drumheller Valley in Eastern Alberta dawned with the discovery of coal in the area, many towns sprang up, such as East Coulee. The town burst into being after the railroad companies built a spur line into the area east of...

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