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Museum Windsor - Windsor

Jacques Baby's portrait

Jacques Baby's portrait

Jacques (James) Baby (painted 1825-1830). B. in Detroit, 1763, member of local French mercantile family, was also a member of both the Executive and...

Windsor's Community Museum's Door fragment

Windsor's Community Museum's Door fragment

"Rectangular fragment of a door; keyhole through panel, routed from back to receive lock; opposite edge cut out for hinge; design is "The Holy Family...

Windsor's Community Museum Watch and Compass

Windsor's Community Museum Watch and Compass

This object was designed to tell time. The compass aspect of this item is used to determine north. Once north is determined, the shadow produced by...

Lake of the Woods Museum - Kenora

Lake of the Woods Museum Gift Shop

Lake of the Woods Museum Gift Shop

The Lake of the Woods Museum Gift Shop stocks unique and interesting gift ware, children's toys and books by local authors and with local Kenora...

Lake of the Woods Museum MOBILE TOUR

Lake of the Woods Museum MOBILE TOUR

The Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour is an audio-visual tour of the museum presented on an iPad (a hand-held computer).  The Mobile Tour...

Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour Sneak Peek

Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour Sneak Peek

 The Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour is an audio-visual tour of the museum presented on an iPad (a hand-held computer).  The...

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

Moore Museum - Mooretown

St. Clair:  Discover Its Heritage

St. Clair: Discover Its Heritage

This video introduces viewers to the history of the former Moore Township, now part of St. Clair Township.

Chatham-Kent Museum - Chatham

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
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

Oil Museum of Canada - Oil Springs

Outdoor Exhibits

Outdoor Exhibits

Jerker Lines & Power HouseOil Tanker WagonHolding TanksLangbank Post OfficeCanadian Pole Drilling RigBlacksmith ShopFirst Commercial Oil Well in...

Heritage Oil Field

Heritage Oil Field

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Christmas Long Ago

Christmas Long Ago

 Period costumes and show & tell of “Christmas long ago”Festive slide showCraft and art activities Sip cider & pop...

Ridge House Museum - Ridgetown

Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern

A magic lantern was an early form of a projector originally used for entertainment and educational purposes.  It was invented in the 17th...

entertainment | projection | toy | family | 1867

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

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc - Strathroy

Washington Press

Washington Press

Washington Press, c. 1830This printing press, circa 1830-40, is likely a Canadian version of the Washington model. According to the William Lyon...

#Canada150 #Sesquicentennial #CelebrateCanada #Strathroy #MSC

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre / Wishart Library - Sault Ste Marie

1981 Reunion Commemoration

1981 Reunion Commemoration

Commemorative video including footage from the First Residential Schools Gathering held in 1981, at Algoma University which is the site of the former...

Museum of Ontario Archaeology - London

About the Lawson Site Excavations

About the Lawson Site Excavations

Various archaeologists talk about the excavation of the Lawson Site behind the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The Field Methods in Archaeology class...

#MuseOntArch #archaeology

Huron County Museum - Goderich

Huron County Museum - Ontario's West Coast

Huron County Museum - Ontario's West Coast

Take a tour of the Huron County Museum with Assistant Curator, Elizabeth French-Gibson.  Produced for Ontario's West Coast.

First Hussars Museum - London

The Angel

The Angel

            This is a bronze angel given to a First Hussars tank crew after they had stopped to help untangle the bells...

#Canada150 #FirstHussarsMuseum #TheAngel

Museum London - London

Old London Brew

Old London Brew

  Bottle, “Old London Brew,” 2010.011.1715, 23.3 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm Amber Lloydlangston, Curator of Regional History, Museum LondonI chose...

#Canada150 #OldLondonBrew #MuseumLondon

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

The First Military Museum in the Country

The First Military Museum in the Country

The 1886 floor plans show a room specially designated to become a museum. This preceeds any such attempts in the history of Canadian Museums. The...

The Corner Stone at Wolseley Barracks

The Corner Stone at Wolseley Barracks

Wolseley Barracks is not only home to The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, but also the first military architecture errected by the Dominion...

#RCRHistory; @RCRMuseum; www.facebook.com/RCRMuseum
The Flanders Fields Cross

The Flanders Fields Cross

An iconic artefact that was presented to The RCR in the early 1930s, the Flanders Fields Cross has always hung in the archway entrance. Before 2009,...

#RCRHistory; @RCRMuseum; www.facebook.com/RCRMuseum

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

London's First Fire Bell

London's First Fire Bell

The importance of protecting the growing town of London, Ontario became clear, when in 1844 and 1845 major fires destroyed nearly 30 acres of...

#Canada150 #ldnont #Ldnmuse #visitfpv

Port Burwell Marine Museum & Historic Lighthouse - Port Burwell

Bull's Eye Fresnel Lens

Bull's Eye Fresnel Lens

Bull’s Eye Fresnel LensThe Fresnel Lens revolutionized lighthouse lighting when it was invented in 1822 by Augustin Jean Fresnel in France. Fresnel...

#Canada150 #PortBurwellMarineMuseumAndLighthouse #BullsEyeFresnelLens

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

Original John Hancock signature

Original John Hancock signature

The first man to sign the American Declaration of Independence -- John Hancock -- also signed the military commission for Thomas Ingersoll while he...

Experiencing Life on the Front Lines of History

Experiencing Life on the Front Lines of History

History came to life when the museum staged a First World War event, encompassing all 7 buildings and all of Centennial Park - a total of 10 acres of...

Mammoth Cheese

Mammoth Cheese

In 1866 three local cheese makers got together to hatch a plan to sell their product in England. The chief concern was how to gather attention for...

cheese

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.

Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre - Delhi

"Forestville General Store" Gift Shop

Come into the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre for a unique shopping experience!

Historic Delhi Photographs

Historic Delhi Photographs

We are currently looking for old photographs of Delhi for our upcoming exhibition "Discover Delhi" which will showcase the history of...

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

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Waterford Tricenturena Centennial 1967

Waterford Tricenturena Centennial 1967

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) chose photographs from its collection that told a unique and engaging Waterford story.  We...

Ontario's First Ginseng (Hellyer's Ginseng)

Ontario's First Ginseng (Hellyer's Ginseng)

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) chose photographs from its collection that told a unique and engaging Waterford story. We then...

Waterford's Observation Tower

Waterford's Observation Tower

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) chose photographs from its collection that told a unique and engaging Waterford story. We then...

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

THE LION ON THE LAKE - 1812 PAGEANT

THE LION ON THE LAKE - 1812 PAGEANT

Short video shot by Alec Bell of a War of 1812 commemorative pageant and parade created by Port Dover Harbour Museum and Shadowland Theatre with...

City of Waterloo Museum - Waterloo

Crown Royal

Crown Royal

Regal Tradition: The Story of Crown Royal Like many communities across Ontario, the Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Distillery began in 1857 as a...

#cityofwaterloomuseum #canada150 #crownroyal

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Coverlet, ca. 1879

Coverlet, ca. 1879

Coverlet, ca. 1879Anonymous169 cm x 235 cm1994.012.015 This coverlet is from the Fred and Dora-Mae Blayney collection of 15 coverlets, which was...

#waterlooregion #Canada150 #letsgototheex #technology #beavers #ClearlyCanadian #toronto #schneiderhaus #CrystalPalace

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

“Circa 75” Stereo Console, 1967

“Circa 75” Stereo Console, 1967

“Circa 75” Stereo Console, 1967Electrohome Limited, Deilcraft Division65 cm high x 91 cm diameter2007.031.059Electrohome Limited has a...

#waterlooregion #kitchener #industry #television #music #innovation #Canada150 #waterlooregionmuseum #technology
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Video

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Video

Watch the Waterloo Region Museum video to hear from some of the many people involved in the design and construction of Ontario's...

Homer Watson House and Gallery - Kitchener

Homer Watson in the Main Gallery

Homer Watson in the Main Gallery

This photo shows Watson in the Main Gallery. Did you know that Watson added the Main Gallery to the original house in 1906 to better display his art...

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

McDougall Cottage Historic Site, 1858

McDougall Cottage Historic Site, 1858

Hand-painted ceiling and frieze, 1906-1907 by Jack Baird The single-storey cottage at 89 Grand Avenue South, located in a heritage conservation...

#waterlooregion #immigration #Cambridge #McDougallCottage #paintings #history #gardens #Canada150

Grey Roots Museum and Archives - Owen Sound

Brand New Village Volunteer!

Brand New Village Volunteer!

Our newest volunteer in Morston Heritage Village!

Turnip harvest!

Turnip harvest!

Interpretation staff getting turnip'd in the village!

Guelph Museums - Guelph

McCrae House

McCrae House

McCrae House, a c.1857 stone cottage located along the banks of the Speed River, is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872 – 1918)....