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1000 Islands History Museum - Gananoque

Taxidermy Beaver

Taxidermy Beaver

Director Name: Joanne van DreumelTaxidermy Beaver - accession # 1986.123.1The items on display within our temporary seasonal exhibit “Gananoque 150”...

#Canada150 #TaxidermyBeaver #ArthurChildHeritageMuseum

Aurora Historical Society and Hillary House National Historic Site - Aurora

Advice Gratis Sign

Advice Gratis Sign

“Advice Gratis” Sign; (accession number HA2017.12.38); dimensions – 31.5 cm x 23 cm x 0.1cmThis piece from the Hillary House Collection was chosen by...

#Canada150 #AdviceGratisSign #AuroraHistoricalSocietyAndHillaryHouse
Third Annual Hillary House Ball

Third Annual Hillary House Ball

The Aurora Historical Society (AHS) is proud to present the Hillary House Ball, a gala fundraising event in support of one of Aurora’s most...

An Insider's Look at Exhibit Preparation

An Insider's Look at Exhibit Preparation

Aurora Historical Society Curator/Manager Catherine Richards discusses preparations for an upcoming exhibit at Hillary House National Historic Site (...

Medical Exhibit

Aurora Museum & Archives - Aurora

Aurora Canada’s Birthday Town Stein/Mug – 1985

Aurora Canada’s Birthday Town Stein/Mug – 1985

Aurora Canada’s Birthday Town stein/mug – 1985Accession #: 2015.22.14Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall, 2.75 inches in diameter, holds 12.5 ozCurator:...

#Canada150 #AuroraMuseumsAndArchives #BirthdayTownSteinMug

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

War of 1812 Re-enactment

War of 1812 Re-enactment

This video is about the Battle of Backus Mill. The War of 1812 Re-enactment is an annual event held at the Backus Heritage Conservation Area near...

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Aerial view of Backus Mill and Backus Heritage Village in Port Rowan.

Backus-Page House Museum - Wallacetown

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Chosen by Canada 150 Coordinator Delany Leitch as a symbol of our rural history and culture which can also be found across Canada over the past...

#Canada150 #BackusPageHouseMuseum #LogCabinQuilt

Bradley Museum - Mississauga

Niqab

Niqab

The niqab shown here was worn by resident Zunera Ishaq during her Canadian Citizenship ceremony in October 2015.  Zunera gained international...

#Niqab #Mississauga #Museums

Brockville Museum - Brockville

What Museums Do and Why

What Museums Do and Why

Community Museums provide inmeasureable good to the communities they serve, whether they are acting as stewards of a collection, offering public...

It Doesn't have to be Old to be in a Museum

It Doesn't have to be Old to be in a Museum

It doesn't have to be old!  That's right, museums collect objects of varying ages, including current material.  Know why?  ...

Bmuse - Episode 24: The Role of a Museum Interpreter

Bmuse - Episode 24: The Role of a Museum Interpreter

In this episode of BMuse we explore the multi-faceted role of the Museum Interpreter: what does "interpretation" really mean anyway?

Burford Township Historical Society - Harley

Tea party with Grandmother

Tea party with Grandmother

Don't you just love this picture?  Taken at the same farm as the combine picture.  The grandmother (or perhaps even great-grandmother)...

Combining grain, Burford Township,

Combining grain, Burford Township,

An early combine, horse-driven, on a field on Hwy 53, close to the Harley Rd.  Photo used by permission.

Salem School Class picture, 1930s

Salem School Class picture, 1930s

Class from the 1930s.  do you recognize anyone - let us know.  info@burfordtownship.ca

Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery - Callander

Basket that held the Dionne Quintuplets

Basket that held the Dionne Quintuplets

The world was forever changed on May 28th, 1934 with the birth of 5 identical girls in a small Northern Ontario community - The Dionne Quintuplets....

Canada's Penitentiary Museum (Correctional Service of Canada Museum) - Kingston

Ontario Provincial Jail Inmate Jacket

Ontario Provincial Jail Inmate Jacket

Our Curator, Dave St.Onge, is shown with a rare c1930s Ontario Provincial jail inmate uniform jacket (Acc# 2007.012).  It illustrates an element...

Canadian Language Museum - Toronto

Jake Malone Photograph

Jake Malone Photograph

Elaine Gold, Director of the CLM, chose this photograph, ‘North York (Yonge Street & Finch Avenue)’, 2017, by Jake Malone.  It measures 20”...

#Canada150 #CanadianLanguageMuseum #JakeMalonePhotograph

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau

Samuel de Champlain's Astrolabe

Samuel de Champlain's Astrolabe

Champlain's AstrolabeThe astrolabe such as Champlain's served as early navigational device for measuring latitude. It was believed to have...

Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village - Kingsville

Depression Era Tire

Depression Era Tire

The Depression Era Tire; accession number 2001.39.01; additional information is on the sign in the photograph.Lisa Wacheski, our curator chose the...

#Canada150 #DepressionEraTire #CanadianTransportationMuseumAndHeritageVillage

Canadian War Museum - Ottawa

Wilfrid Laurier at the Canadian War Museum

Wilfrid Laurier at the Canadian War Museum

Wilfrid Laurier at the Canadian War MuseumLaurier was a committed nation builder and an adroit politician known for his effectiveness as a...

Centre franco-ontarien de folklore - Sudbury

Sculpture of Father Lemieux at the Centre franco-ontarian de folklore

Sculpture of Father Lemieux at the Centre franco-ontarian de folklore

Sculpture of Father LemieuxThe sculpture entitled Le four à pain by Maurice Gaudrault, features the founder of the Centre franco-ontarien de folklore...

Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village - Pembroke

The Legend of the Chusroskie Home

The Legend of the Chusroskie Home

 This video was done by Pembroke's TV Cogeco in 2008 and itnarrates the legend and lore behind The Champlain Trail Museum's pioneer home...

Chusroskie Home

Chatham-Kent Museum - Chatham

Fergie Jenkins Baseball Card

Fergie Jenkins Baseball Card

Accession Number- 988.32.13Dimensions- 8.9cm x 6.4cmI chose this artifact because, as a Canadian sports fan, no athlete set the stage for Canadian...

sports | Canada 150 | Chatham-Kent | baseball | memorabilia
Purple velvet hat with silver embellishments

Purple velvet hat with silver embellishments

Accession Number: 991.21.4I chose this object from our collection because I find clothing, especially trends from throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th...

hat | clothing | women | fashion | purple | Dresden | Ontario