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Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

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

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

crossing the threshold -- a visit inside Gallery Arcturus

crossing the threshold -- a visit inside Gallery Arcturus

Watching passersby as they look up at the door's tapestry ... wondering if they should risk climbing the stairs to find out what is actually...

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

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

More than just cheese!

More than just cheese!

Did you know that we are more than just cheese? Besides having a large collection of cheese making artifacts and other agricultural implements, the...

archives | research | genealogy
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...

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

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

Canadian Language Museum - Toronto

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

www.languagemuseum.ca/exhibit/beyond-words-dictionaries-and-indigenous-languages

indigenous

Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

#MuseumFromHome Vintage Catwalk

#MuseumFromHome Vintage Catwalk

Take a look at our 2019 feature exhibition, The Vintage Catwalk, as our Community Engagement co-ordinator Lisa highlights some of her favourite...

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...

museum

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...

South Grey Museum - Flesherton

Winter in Memorial Park draws tobogganers

Winter in Memorial Park draws tobogganers

South Grey Museum has fun indoors and out - our popular toboggan run in Memorial Park draws residents and visitors alike.

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

The NHA / NHL Birthplace Museum - Renfrew

O'Brien Trophy

O'Brien Trophy

The O'Brien Trophy was the main prize for the National Hockey Association which was started in 1909 by M.J. O'Brien - an enterprener ...

#Canada150 #BirthplaceNHANHLMuseum #OBrienTrophy

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

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

Heritage Mississauga - Mississauga

This is Dundas

This is Dundas

Heritage Mississauga is proud to present a new addition to our video series with a video about a historic arterial road in Ontario. This is...

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.

The Canadian Canoe Museum - Peterborough

Thank You!

Thank You!

The Canadian Canoe Museum is a canoe place, but it is also a people place. Sustained by many hearts, many hands, and many voices; who wish to say...

Grey Roots Museum and Archives - Owen Sound

Turnip harvest!

Turnip harvest!

Interpretation staff getting turnip'd in the village!

Brand New Village Volunteer!

Brand New Village Volunteer!

Our newest volunteer in Morston Heritage Village!

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

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

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

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

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

Cobalt Mining Museum - Cobalt

Cobalt Mining Museum Entrance

Cobalt Mining Museum Entrance

This entrance is the start of a tour of 7 Exhibit Rooms where you will experience early life in the Cobalt Mining Camp, excellent specimens of rich...

Station Gallery - Whitby

You are SG

You are SG

Donor Love -  Thank you to our amazing and generous donors! We simply could not do what we do without you. And yes, we love our donors! Take a...

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

Museoparc Vanier Museopark - Ottawa

Family Day at Museopark Vanier: Arrow Sashes, Maple Brunch, and Folk Music!

Family Day at Museopark Vanier: Arrow Sashes, Maple Brunch, and Folk Music!

Come and join us during the Family Day festivities at Museopark Vanier! There will be a kids workshop on making Arrow Sashes, a Maple sirup brunch at...

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

Victoria County Historical Society Museum - Lindsay

Barrister's Jacket

Barrister's Jacket

Barrister’s dark green jacket (accession #1972.30.2) and accompanyingrobes (accession #1972.30.1) belonging to and worn by Leslie MiscampbellFrost....

#Canada150 #OldeGaolMuseum #VictoriaCountyHistoricalSociety #BarristersRobes

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....

Vision Fellowship - Etobicoke

X-mas Seal Painting

X-mas Seal Painting

The 4th X-mas seal painting (1935-1936) This museum is about love stories of Canadian Christian missionaries who loved Koreans more than Koreans...

#Canada150 #4thXmasSealPainting #VisionFellowship

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)....

Jockstrap

Jockstrap

Guelph claims many firsts but this is one of our most important inventions, not only for Guelph but for athletes around the world.Joseph Cartledge...

#GuelphMuseum #Canada150 #Jockstrap

Glanmore National Historic Site - Belleville

Glanmore

Glanmore

Glanmore National Historic Site - Video Tour Highlights

Glanmore | Belleville | Tour

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...

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...

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

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