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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!

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
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...

huronia museum midland ontario hallen art collection penetanguishene
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

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...

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

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

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

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

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau

Samuel de Champlain's Astrolabe

Samuel de Champlain's Astrolabe

Champlain's AstrolabeThe astrolabe such as Champlain's served as early navigational device for measuring latitude. It was believed to have...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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

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

Centre franco-ontarien de folklore - Sudbury

Sculpture of Father Lemieux at the Centre franco-ontarian de folklore

Sculpture of Father Lemieux at the Centre franco-ontarian de folklore

Sculpture of Father LemieuxThe sculpture entitled Le four à pain by Maurice Gaudrault, features the founder of the Centre franco-ontarien de folklore...

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...

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

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.

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....

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

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...

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