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Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

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...

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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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Bringing Objects to Life - The Oshawa Community Museum

Bringing Objects to Life - The Oshawa Community Museum

The History of Oshawa stretches back thousands of years from First Nation settlements to the arrival of the Europeans and the industrialization of...

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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...

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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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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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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.

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...

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...

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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...

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

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

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...

Timmins Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario!

Timmins Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario!

Timmins Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario!  

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,...

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...

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...

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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.

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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

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) - Toronto

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

A sampling of what we are working on.

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

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

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...

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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....

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...

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)....