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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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands - 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

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

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

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

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

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

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
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...

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...

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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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

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

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...

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,...

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

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....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...