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Huronia Museum & Huron Ouendat Village - Midland

Huronia Museum - Artist W.J. Wood

Huronia Museum - Artist W.J. Wood

Huronia Museum curator Jamie Hunter discusses the works of Artist W.J. Wood.

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Huronia Museum - Hallen Art Collection

Huronia Museum - Hallen Art Collection

The Hallen family of Penetanguishene produced watercolour images of the area in the early half of the 19th Century.  Their works not only...

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Huronia Museum - Festival of Lights Education Program

Huronia Museum - Festival of Lights Education Program

Huronia Museum hosts thousands of school-aged children every year, offering a variety of educational programs for students and teachers.  One of...

huronia museum midland ontario festival of lights education program

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

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
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...

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...

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

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...

“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

Lake of the Woods Museum - 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 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 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...

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

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Brown and McArthur Ledger

Brown and McArthur Ledger

This large, leatherbound, handwritten company ledger by Brown & McArthur (1986.18) is featured in our permanent exhibit "Fabric of a Small...

#Canada150 #2017 #Almonte #MVTM #OttawaValley #textilehistory

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.

Multicultural History Society of Ontario - Toronto

“Ship’s Log” Newsletter

“Ship’s Log” Newsletter

Canada has a long and proud history of being a haven for all manner of refugees and displaced people, especially those who have lost their homes on...

#Canada150 #immigration #refugees #SecondWorldWar

Murney Tower National Historic Site - Kingston

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment Uniform

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment Uniform

  The Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment (RCRR) uniform is a true Canadian artefact because the RCRR was created to solve the issue of increased...

#Canada150 #MurneyTowerMuseum #RCRRUniform

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

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

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...

Museum of Health Care at Kingston - Kingston

Museum of Health Care Blog

Museum of Health Care Blog

The Museum of Health Care(MHC) shows how Canadians have preserved health and managed disease, pain, and suffering. The Museum strives to connect...

Medicine Chest. 1954.3.1

Medicine Chest. 1954.3.1

An early form of ‘doctor’s bag’, a wooden medicine chest was designed to hold instruments and drug supplies.  Some were finely...

medicine | health care | artifact | doctor bag
Midwifery washbasin. 1927.1.1

Midwifery washbasin. 1927.1.1

This tin-glazed earthenware basin marks the beginning of an era. At a time not long before germ theory was established in the 19th century, this...

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

Museum on the Boyne - Alliston

A Brief Look at Museum on the Boyne

A Brief Look at Museum on the Boyne

Nestled among the trees of Riverdale Park the Museum on the Boyne features a 1915 agricultural fair building, an 1851 log cabin and an 1858 English...

museum | alliston | new tecumseth | heritage | family | riverdale park

Niagara Historical Society & Museum - Niagara-on-the-Lake

Judge's Chair, Niagara Court House

Judge's Chair, Niagara Court House

This chair, also referred to as a judge's seat or bench, is from the Town of Niagara Courthouse and was first used in 1817. From 1781 to 1862,...

First King’s Dragoon Guard Helmet

First King’s Dragoon Guard Helmet

This helmet belonged to Sergeant-Major Flanigan, who was born in North Ireland in 1810. Following the war of 1812, there were concerns about...

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Inside the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Inside the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

A view inside the library and sitting rooms at Erchless Estate.

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Oil Museum of Canada - Oil Springs

Christmas Long Ago

Christmas Long Ago

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

Heritage Oil Field

Heritage Oil Field

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Outdoor Exhibits

Outdoor Exhibits

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

Osgoode Hall (The Law Society of Ontario) - Toronto

The Osgoode Hall Restaurant

The Osgoode Hall Restaurant

Did you know that the Osgoode Hall Restaurant is open to the public? Experience one of the hidden gems of Toronto. Order à la carte or enjoy a...

Restaurant; Osgoode Hall
Historical Gem: The Hat Box and the Sunken Ship

Historical Gem: The Hat Box and the Sunken Ship

One of the most interesting pieces at the Law Society belonged to a lawyer, but isn't law-related at all... Presented by Elise Brunet, Curator,...

Osgoode Hall; Lusitania; Osler
Historical Gem: The Grotesques of the Upper Barristers' Lounge

Historical Gem: The Grotesques of the Upper Barristers' Lounge

The carved wooden grotesques in the Upper Barristers' Lounge of Osgoode Hall are one of the highlights of the building — chiefly because...

Osgoode Hall

Oshawa Aeronautical Military and Industrial Museum - The Ontario Regiment Museum - Oshawa

AQUINO TANK DAY - Documentary Short Film

AQUINO TANK DAY - Documentary Short Film

The Ontario Regiment Museum hosts Ontario's largest Military show each year. Visit the Museum on AQUINO TANK DAY to see live demonstrations...

Military Museum

Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

A Telegram From A Father of Confederation

A Telegram From A Father of Confederation

One of the reasons I love history is because of the connections it forges with people and events that happened many years ago.  For me these...

#Oshawa #Canada150
The Oshawa Museum is AWESOME

The Oshawa Museum is AWESOME

From our historic houses, to engaging exhibits, heritage gardens, and our dedicated staff and volunteers, the Oshawa Museum is AWESOME. Very...

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Bringing Objects to Life - The Oshawa Community Museum

Bringing Objects to Life - The Oshawa Community Museum

The History of Oshawa stretches back thousands of years from First Nation settlements to the arrival of the Europeans and the industrialization of...

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Petawawa Heritage Society/Village - Petawawa

Children at SS#3 School House

Children at SS#3 School House

Children attend school at the Petawawa Heritage Village and discover what education was like in 1867

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

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival

Watch as skilled artisans build a rope ladder!

The Neff Steam Buggy

The Neff Steam Buggy

The 1901 Neff Steam Buggy makes the claim to fame as the oldest existing Ontario-made automobile, as well as arguably the second oldest existing...

Springtime at the Museum

Springtime at the Museum

The annual Arabella's Pie Social isn't just about enjoying pie! Come and enjoy the beautiful gardens and trees amid the heritage buildings at...

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...

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

Ron Morel Memorial Museum - Kapuskasing

Canada's World War I Internment/Prisoner-of-War Camps

Canada's World War I Internment/Prisoner-of-War Camps

Bruce Scott holds a photograph frame made by an internee at the World War I Kapuskasing Internment/Prisoner-of-War Camp. Dolores Scott is at left....

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) - Toronto

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

A sampling of what we are working on.

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

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...