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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

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...

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...

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...

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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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 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

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

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

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,...

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

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

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...

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

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.

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

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...

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

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.

Canadian War Museum - Ottawa

Wilfrid Laurier at the Canadian War Museum

Wilfrid Laurier at the Canadian War Museum

Wilfrid Laurier at the Canadian War MuseumLaurier was a committed nation builder and an adroit politician known for his effectiveness as a...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....

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