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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

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

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

Halton Region Heritage Services - Milton

Ontario Human Rights Code

Ontario Human Rights Code

The Rights Step Forward by Mackenzie B. Gillies            On October 19, 1977, Halton Region...

#Canada150 #HaltonRegionHeritageServices #OntarioHumanRightsCode
Judicial Chair

Judicial Chair

The Chair of Today by Julia ZungriThis judicial chair (1962.12.1) was used in the Halton County Court House in Milton, Ontario from 1855 until circa...

#Canada150 #JudicialChair #HaltonRegionHeritageServices

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...

Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg

Uncrating of newly restored Harry Horwood stained glass windows

Uncrating of newly restored Harry Horwood stained glass windows

In August of 2012, Upper Canada Village, in conjunction with Northern Art Glass, had restored two 19th century stained glass windows from the home of...

stained glass
Red earthenware crock, circa 1750, from McDiarmid family.

Red earthenware crock, circa 1750, from McDiarmid family.

In July of 2012, Upper Canada Village was given a painted red earthenware crock that had belonged to the last surving members of a family that had...

ceramics | scotland | domestic | earthenware | crock
TV commercial for Upper Canada Village

TV commercial for Upper Canada Village

A television commecial for Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario.

upper canada village

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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 Craigleith Heritage Depot - The Blue Mountains

The Craigleith Railway Station

The Craigleith Railway Station

The Craigleith Railway StationThe iconic turret of this building has sheltered travelers since the 1880’s and it is the largest artifact at the...

Railway | Station | Blue Mountain

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

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

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...

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

http://www.fairbankoil.com/ 

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

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

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

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...

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.

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.

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...

Osgoode Hall (The Law Society of Ontario) - Toronto

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
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
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

Cloyne Pioneer Museum & Archives - Cloyne

World War I Exhibit - Cloyne Pioneer Museum

World War I Exhibit - Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Exhibits within the Cloyne Pioneer Museum are frequently changed and updated. To commemorate the World War I centennial new exhibits were developed....

Inside Look Of The Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Inside Look Of The Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Numerous items of historical interest have been donated to the Cloyne Pioneer Museum. Photos, documents, furniture, housewares, tools and clothing...

Cloyne Pioneer Museum | Cloyne | museum | history | exhibits
Inside the Schoolhouse at the Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Inside the Schoolhouse at the Cloyne Pioneer Museum

A one room schoolhouse was carefully removed from its original site and partially restored within the Cloyne Pioneer Museum. The O'Donnell Road...

one room schoolhouse | Cloyne Pioneer Museum | schoolhouse | Cloyne

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

Simcoe County Museum - Minesing

Moccasins

Moccasins

These moccasins feature beautiful stitching and handiwork and are extremely well preserved. "I chose these beautiful threadwork moccasins for...

#Canada150 #SimcoeCounty #Moccasins

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

Taras Shevchenko Museum - Toronto

Statue of Taras Shevchenko

Statue of Taras Shevchenko

Lyudmyla Pogoryelova, Director of the Taras Shevchenko Museum, has selected the head of a statue of Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko (...

#Canada150 #TaraShevchenkoMuseum #TarasShevchenkoStatue

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...