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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

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...

The Canadian Clock Museum - Deep River

City of Hamilton Mantel Clock

City of Hamilton Mantel Clock

This City of Hamilton model mantel clock was made 1880-1884 by the Canada Clock Company in Hamilton, Ontario (accession number 2014.05.01).  It...

#Canada150 #CanadianClockMuseum #HamiltonMantelClock

Brockville Museum - Brockville

"Pieces of Brockville" Sneak Peak

Our Curator/Director highlights some of the themes and objects explored in our latest temporary exhibit "Pieces of Brockville".Exhibit runs...

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?

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...

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...

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.

historic home

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.

Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre (Cobourg Museum Foundation) - Cobourg

Anniversaries Week Program - June 2013

Anniversaries Week Program - June 2013

Local school children learned how important various aspects of transportation have been to the story of their community.  (Presented with...

Anniversaries Week; Celebrate Ontario 2013
James Cockburn - Cobourg's Father of Confederation

James Cockburn - Cobourg's Father of Confederation

Cobourg's James Cockburn had an extensive political history in our town before ever entering provincial politics. His 1861 campaign in West...

Laughlin Taylor Burwash - Arctic Explorer

Laughlin Taylor Burwash - Arctic Explorer

Born in Cobourg, Ontario, Laughlin Burwash spent most of his life in Northern Canada, but often returned to his roots. He contributed immeasurably to...

Laughlin Burwash; Arctic

Collingwood Museum - Collingwood

License Plate

License Plate

Leather Ontario License Plate, 1904Collingwood Museum Collection X972.326.116.5cm long and 26cm wideLindsay Cook, Station Attendant/Exhibit LeadLeah...

#Canada150 #CollingwoodMuseum #LicensePlate

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....

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

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

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...

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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,...

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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...

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...

City of Niagara Falls Museums - Niagara Falls

Beaded Purse

Beaded Purse

In the 1800s, Niagara Falls was considered an essential destination for people of wealth and education travelling in North America. These travellers...

Niagara Falls | Tuscarora | beadwork
Insect Art

Insect Art

Canada 150 has inspired the team at the Niagara Falls History Museum to delve a little deeper into some of our favourite objects and the stories they...

Niagara Falls | taxidermy | entomology
Commericial

Commericial

Promotional video produced in 2013 showcasing the great things to do for all ages in our galleries.

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...

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

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

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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

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

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...

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) - Toronto

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

A sampling of what we are working on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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.

midland ontario huronia museum wj wood artist