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Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

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...

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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

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

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

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...

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...

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....

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

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

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.

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

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site - Sault Ste. Marie

An Insider's Look at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

An Insider's Look at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

Check out all we have to offer at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site! Learn more at: http://saultstemarie.ca/ecnhs

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....

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

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...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

Museum of Ontario Archaeology - London

About the Lawson Site Excavations

About the Lawson Site Excavations

Various archaeologists talk about the excavation of the Lawson Site behind the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The Field Methods in Archaeology class...

#MuseOntArch #archaeology

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

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.

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

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 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

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

Timmins Museum: N.E.C. - Timmins

100 Objects - 100 years - A Peek into Timmins' Attic!

100 Objects - 100 years - A Peek into Timmins' Attic!

View of the gallery housing the 100 Objects - 100 Years exhibition created in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Timmins, on view until December...

Owl, 1959

Owl, 1959

Stonecut rubbing by artist Lukta Qiatsuk, Cape Dorset, from the Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspirations exhibition at the Timmins Museum, February to...