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The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom
Until December 31

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom

Oakville Museum - Oakville

In this exciting and moving multi-media presentation, the ghost of Deborah Brown tells the true story of her heroic flight from a life of slavery in...

Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History
Until December 31

Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Artifacts, pictures, text and a documentary video tell the stories of many of the African-American families who settled in Oakville and were...

Pathway of the Giants
Until December 31

Pathway of the Giants

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

An outstanding work of art, this 20 foot long wood carving pays hommage to the artist's ancestors. Lovingly and painstakenly created by the late...

Centennial Park
Until November 5

Centennial Park

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

Adjacent to the Ingersoll Museum is Centennial Park, with it's cheese themed playground! Thanks to funding from TVO and the "Giver"...

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWE’EN PARTY
Until October 25

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWE’EN PARTY

Elman W. Campbell Museum - Newmarket

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWE’EN PARTYThe Elman W. Campbell Museum will hold its annual Hallowe’en Party from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday,...

Ingersoll -- a town built on cheese!
Until December 21

Ingersoll -- a town built on cheese!

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

Visit the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum and learn why, and how, a town could be built on cheese. Tour the replica 19th century cheese...

A Rolls-Royce for Royalty: Canadian Aristocracy after the Great War
Until December 31

A Rolls-Royce for Royalty: Canadian Aristocracy after the Great War

Canadian Automotive Museum - Oshawa

Discover the story behind one of CAM's most intriguing vehicles, the 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, which was used by Edward,...

Cultural Exploration Q & A
Until October 1

Cultural Exploration Q & A

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Join Jacob Charles, Owner of First Nation Cultural Tours for a presentation and informal discussion focusing on Indigenous culture in the past and...

Topography of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON
Until November 20

Topography of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

"Topogragraphy of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is ready to launch under Virtual Museums Canada,...

The Northern Coney Island
Until December 31

The Northern Coney Island

Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery - Callander

Quintuplet Drive, Dionneville, The Quintuplet Village, and Quintland all describe a 300 meter stretch of road that attracted over 3 million tourists...

Exhibit: Made in Canada
Until December 8

Exhibit: Made in Canada

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Let the artifacts on display - both from the museum collection and loaned from local residents - share their military stories. Wars impacted everyone...

Callander Rocks! Callander's Geological Journey
Until December 31

Callander Rocks! Callander's Geological Journey

Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery - Callander

Rocks, drill cores, geological maps and more have taken over an exhibit room at the Callander Bay Heritage Museum thanks to the hard-working efforts...

P.A. Day Workshop: Get Cooking Again!
Until October 22

P.A. Day Workshop: Get Cooking Again!

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Learn to prepare a variety of seasonal recipes!  Work in a historic kitchen & a modern one!  Crafts, games and a tour of the Museum...

Ghoul-icious
Until October 28

Ghoul-icious

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Trick or Treat!  How about both?  Visit the Museum’s historic buildings in search of treats, decorate a sugar cookie, and create a...

Opening Reception: 21 Pillows - Cheryl Wilson-Smith
Until December 13

Opening Reception: 21 Pillows - Cheryl Wilson-Smith

Thunder Bay Art Gallery - Thunder Bay

Opening Reception: artist in attendance 7:30 pm21 PILLOWS  (December 13 - March 3, 2019)  is an interactive installation featuring 21...

Audio Tours of Osgoode Hall
Until December 31

Audio Tours of Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall (The Law Society of Ontario) - Toronto

The Law Society's series of heritage self-guided tours allow you to enjoy Osgoode Hall outside our regular tour calendar, all year round ...

Talk & Tea
Until December 12

Talk & Tea

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Enjoy a cup of tea and learn about Brockville's fascinating social and industrial history in a relaxed and sometimes interactive environment....

Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville's Cultural Stories
Until December 31

Travel Trunk: Unpacking Brockville's Cultural Stories

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Unpack the role immigration has played in Brockville's development and discover the stories of local newcomers all while exploring your own...

Made in France
Until December 22

Made in France

Fashion History Museum - Cambridge

Sixty-five dresses and accessories dating between 1870 and 1970 that showcase the French fashion industry, expecially haute couture and its influence...

What's Your Type: Textiles and Typewriters
Until April 1

What's Your Type: Textiles and Typewriters

Oakville Museum - Oakville

This exhibit explores two machines with complex relationships with women, their societal roles and their voices. It features typewriters and sewing...

Willi Winkels
Until April 24

Willi Winkels

The Craigleith Heritage Depot - The Blue Mountains

Wee Willi Winkels’ contributions to the skateboarding and snowboarding industries cannot be understated, and his innovations had a great impact...

Solid Comfort: Tales of Tennessee
Until December 20

Solid Comfort: Tales of Tennessee

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Visit this new exhibit as the fascinating history of the exclusive 'Solid Comfort' summer cottage community is revealed through photographs...

Deadly Dust: Remembering the 1919 Dominion Elevator Explosion
Until November 20

Deadly Dust: Remembering the 1919 Dominion Elevator Explosion

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

The Dominion Grain Elevator when it was built in 1907-1909 was one of the largest and best equipped elevator anywhere in North America, designed with...

Village Opens for the Season
Until October 31

Village Opens for the Season

Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village - Kingsville

Heritage Village Opens May 1st for the season.

Seasonal Opening of Doon Heritage Village
Until December 23

Seasonal Opening of Doon Heritage Village

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

The historic 1914 Village features farm animals and hands-on fun for everyone. Watch for exciting programs throughout the season.

NON CÉDÉES – TERRES EN RÉCIT
Until March 23

NON CÉDÉES – TERRES EN RÉCIT

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau

Qu’apportent la pensée et la spiritualité autochtones au monde de l’architecture? Dans la prodigieuse installation multimédia NON CÉDÉES...

Unceded- Voices of the Land
Until March 22

Unceded- Voices of the Land

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau

What does Indigenous thinking and spirituality bring to the world of architecture? UNCEDED – Voices of the Land is a breathtaking...

Opening the Doors to Dialogue
Until January 5

Opening the Doors to Dialogue

City of Niagara Falls Museums - Niagara Falls

In this exhibition, Cayuga beadwork artist Sam Thomas examines the dark legacy of the Canadian Indian residential school system.  Working...

The Vintage Catwalk
Until December 31

The Vintage Catwalk

Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

A look at fashion through the ages and the stories that our clothes can tell. Themes being explored include: 'Going to the Chapel,' Tea Time...

Prying Eyes Escape Room
Until October 31

Prying Eyes Escape Room

Lucan Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum - Lucan

The Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum's Prying Eyes escape room puts participants in the shoes of fictional investigators who are...

From Head to Toe
Until May 30

From Head to Toe

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

From Head to Toe  highlights original dresses, menswear, hats, shoes and other accessories that the Niagara Historical Society has been...

Markham Moves
Until January 2

Markham Moves

Markham Museum - Markham

Planes, trains and automobiles – we’re always on the move!Markham Moves is fun for all ages and offers the ultimate experience focused on...

In The Library, with Della Heywood and Floyd Kuptana
Until July 27

In The Library, with Della Heywood and Floyd Kuptana

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

The Library is a place to sit and read, to contemplate, to gaze south toward the steeple of St James' Catherdral. There is a small but compelling...

New Exhibit: History Through Stitches at the Elman W. Campbell Museum
Until October 31

New Exhibit: History Through Stitches at the Elman W. Campbell Museum

Elman W. Campbell Museum - Newmarket

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women...

Bes-Ben, The Mad Hatter of Chicago
Until October 27

Bes-Ben, The Mad Hatter of Chicago

Fashion History Museum - Cambridge

This exhibition features thirty hats from master milliner Benjamin Green-Field. Working under the label Bes-Ben from 1919 to 1978, Green-Field became...

Militia Muster
Until July 16

Militia Muster

City of Niagara Falls Museums - Niagara Falls

The 2nd Lincoln Artillery Regiment needs your help to muster a militia!  Join the Niagara Falls History Museum for a  military...

Basking in a Golden Glow: Celebrating the 100th Season of The Arbor
Until December 20

Basking in a Golden Glow: Celebrating the 100th Season of The Arbor

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

From the Ritz Red Hots to the Glow beverages, The Arbor has been a cornerstone of summers in Port Dover since 1919. Visit this light hearted exhibit...

Alphabet Book: M is for Meaford Museum
Until December 31

Alphabet Book: M is for Meaford Museum

Meaford Museum - Meaford

We are so pleased to announce that our new publication ‘Alphabet Book: M is for Meaford Museum’ is finally available! This book...

Voices of Grey
Until December 31

Voices of Grey

Grey Roots Museum and Archives - Owen Sound

It’s time for a change! We have an exciting new exhibit titled Voices of Grey opening late July 2019. In Voices of Grey, the stories of Grey...

Tornado of '79
Until November 29

Tornado of '79

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Forty years ago – Tuesday, August 7, 1979 – three tornadoes touched down in southwestern Ontario and carved out a 60 kilometre path of...

Alice
Until December 20

Alice

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Nursing Sister Alice L. Trusdale’s selfless work during the First World War and devotion to the returning soldiers had a lasting impact but...

John White Celebrity Photo Show & Silent Auction
Until December 18

John White Celebrity Photo Show & Silent Auction

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

For over two decades John photographed celebrities for magazines and media outlets around the world.  Now that he has settled back into his home...

Voices of Chief’s Point
Until December 14

Voices of Chief’s Point

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Anishinaabe culture is passed down from generation to generation using songs and stories.  In 1938, Robert and Eliza Thompson, residents of...

Our Agricultural Past Temporary Exhibit
Until December 20

Our Agricultural Past Temporary Exhibit

Brockville Museum - Brockville

The Brockville Museum is pleased to present its latest temporary exhibit that explores Brockville's unique agricultural history in the context of...

Stir The Pot
Until November 29

Stir The Pot

AYLMER - MALAHIDE Museum & Archives - Aylmer

New Exhibit at Aylmer-Malahide Museum. A look at Dining through the ages and the history of local restaurants. On now until November 29. Mon-Fri 10-5...

Reflections
Until October 31

Reflections

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

This year’s exhibit, “Reflections”, features recent works by members of TDAA. You will see paintings in acrylic, watercolour, and...

Heritage Skills Workshop Series
Until November 27

Heritage Skills Workshop Series

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Our popular Heritage Skills Workshop Series is back for a third installment, this year taking on the craftsmanship of the Victorian era. NEW this...

A New Life: Then and Now
Until December 21

A New Life: Then and Now

Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum - Vernon

A new life, a new beginning...For British Home Children and Syrian refugees, a new chapter in their lives in a new country (Canada) has had its...

Moonlight & Mayhem
Until October 20

Moonlight & Mayhem

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Every small town has its secrets...October 18th-20th, join a costumed guide and take a night stroll through Waterford’s downtown. Listen to the...

The Halloween Haunt: Danger from the Dead
Until October 30

The Halloween Haunt: Danger from the Dead

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

Something seems to be going awry in the Village of Fanshawe. None of the villagers can explain it– not even the doctor.Will you make it...