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Ambroz Blacksmith Shop, Mossbank SK

Ambroz Blacksmith Shop, Mossbank SK

Mossbank and District Museum Inc.

Blacksmithing was perhaps the most vital industry in small prairie towns during the first half of the 20th century. It both produced needed equipment and articles and, as importantly, kept them in operable condition. As well, blacksmiths generally did...

ART-i-FACT: 88 East Cordova

ART-i-FACT: 88 East Cordova

Gallery Gachet

This exhibit presents glimpses of an artistic community's evolution at the forefront of avant-garde, alt-mainstream art within the walls of the Boyd Building at 88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver. It offers artefacts from Gallery Gachet's archive, photos...

The Women of Bamfield

The Women of Bamfield

Bamfield Community School Association

Bamfield is a small, isolated village on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Much of the village's history has been told through the eyes and stories of men. This exhibit is an attempt to acknowledge the women who have lived in Bamfield over the years and...

The Grist Mill at Keremeos, British Columbia

The Grist Mill at Keremeos, British Columbia

Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens

The Grist Mill at Keremeos is the last surviving flour mill from pioneer times in British Columbia. The Mill has had an interesting history that has brought it back as a working mill with much of its original machinery intact.The South Similkameen Museum...

The Reford Gardens - 50 years of Shared Beauty

The Reford Gardens - 50 years of Shared Beauty

Reford Gardens

The gates to Reford Gardens first opened to the public 50 years ago. To mark the occasion, Reford Gardens is reaching back to its roots through an exhibit that tells the story of these vast grounds once dedicated to salmon fishing and now among North...

Little Chicago / Royalties: An Oil Boomtown in Alberta

Little Chicago / Royalties: An Oil Boomtown in Alberta

Museum of the Highwood

Anyone driving down Highway 22 just north of Longview, Alberta could never imagine that there was once a bustling oil town on both sides of the road. Packed into just over two square miles, Little Chicago, later called Royalties, grew and developed around...

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...

A German Prisoner of War Camp

A German Prisoner of War Camp

Bowmanville Museum

This virtual exhibit explores a very important site located within the community of Bowmanville, Ontario. It was first known as Darch Farm and then known as the Boys Training School, which operated on the grounds from 1925 to 1979. While many people call...

Pioneers Use, Reduce, Re-cycle, and Reuse in McCord and southern Saskatchewan

Pioneers Use, Reduce, Re-cycle, and Reuse in McCord and southern Saskatchewan

McCord and District Museum

McCord and District Museum in southern Saskatchewan Canada would like to share how the pioneers in our area used and reduced the use of things that they had. In the early 1900s and in the years that followed, they learned to reuse and recycle. They became...

The Story of Ruth: The Watercolour Journals of Arthur Adair Brooke

The Story of Ruth: The Watercolour Journals of Arthur Adair Brooke

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum

Time stood still when Arthur Adair Brooke's watercolours were offered to a small community museum in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The Salmon Arm Museum was being offered a priceless gift.The collection span a period of time, documenting rural life in the...

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...

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