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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 absolutely outstanding work of art, this 20 foot long wood carving pays hommage to the artist's ancestors travelling from Pennsylvannia to...

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"...

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,...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Exhibition: Stories from the Edge
Until December 24

Exhibition: Stories from the Edge

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Ancaster

Set on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, with a bounty of water and resources, Ancaster has attracted humans since the retreat of the last glacier...

Dance Me to the End of Love
Until January 23

Dance Me to the End of Love

Woodstock Art Gallery - Woodstock

Humming Leonard Cohen's song Dance Me to the End of Love, esteemed curator Linda Jansma has mined the WAG's collection to mount an...

The Power of Design: The Architecture of Hydro-Electric Buildings in Hamilton
Until December 31

The Power of Design: The Architecture of Hydro-Electric Buildings in Hamilton

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Hamilton was once called the Electric City because it was the first City in Canada to adopt electric power in a big way to power industry and homes....

Capture History from Home - Pandemic Letter Writing
Until December 22

Capture History from Home - Pandemic Letter Writing

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Help Capture History From Home The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum is calling on you to PORTicipate in history. This is an...

Uncovering Union Station: Online Exhibit
Until December 31

Uncovering Union Station: Online Exhibit

Toronto Railway Museum - Toronto

Uncovering Union is a new online exhibit that delves into nine stories related to Toronto’s iconic Union Station. Created in collaboration with...

Virtual Tour
Until December 31

Virtual Tour

Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery - Callander

We welcome you to check out our Museum and Art Gallery... from the comfort our your own home! Introducing our new virtual tour that allows you to...

Oshawa Museum From Home
Until December 31

Oshawa Museum From Home

Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

While our physical doors are closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our digital doors are wide open!The Oshawa Museum has added a page to our popular...

RCRM 2020 Speaker Series - Podcast
Until December 31

RCRM 2020 Speaker Series - Podcast

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

RCRM Speakers Series is a new program launched by The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. The goal of the program is to engage with patrons by means of...

Museum From Home Activities | Toronto Railway Museum
Until December 31

Museum From Home Activities | Toronto Railway Museum

Toronto Railway Museum - Toronto

Experience the Toronto Railway Museum from home! TRM FROM HOMECan’t make it to the Toronto Railway Museum? We have plenty of activities to...

The Life and Times of Dr. Hutchison In the Backwoods of Upper Canada
Until December 31

The Life and Times of Dr. Hutchison In the Backwoods of Upper Canada

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

In 2010 Hutchison House Museum received funding to create a virtual exhibit for the Community Memories section of the Virtual Museum of Canada. After...

Growing Up in Peterborough: A Century of Stories
Until December 31

Growing Up in Peterborough: A Century of Stories

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

When the City of Peterborough, Ontario celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005, reminiscing about the way things used to be was an important part of...

The RCR Museum From Our Home To Yours
Until May 22

The RCR Museum From Our Home To Yours

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum presents “Museum from Our Home to Yours” is a new program to help us stay connected with all our...

Museum from Home | Toronto's First Post Office
Until December 31

Museum from Home | Toronto's First Post Office

Toronto's First Post Office - Toronto

At Toronto’s First Post Office, we strongly believe in taking every opportunity share the story of the Town of York and early postal service in...

Fun in the Sun: Port Dover Beach
Until December 19

Fun in the Sun: Port Dover Beach

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

The Port Dover beach has always been a popular destination. Travel through time to explore sunny beach days of Dover’s past.Admission by...

Until October 31

"scrutinized by the ancestors" in the main floor Genesis Gallery

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

The exhibit in the main floor Genesis Gallery is *scrutinized by the ancestors*"An Invisible Contest" is in the 2nd floor Collage Gallery...

There's No Place Like Home: House Styles of Dryden
Until November 20

There's No Place Like Home: House Styles of Dryden

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

“There’s No Place Like Home” explores the evolution of house styles in Dryden, from the log house to the ranch home. This exhibit...

The Mystery and the Marvel: White Otter Castle
Until November 20

The Mystery and the Marvel: White Otter Castle

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

“The Mystery and the Marvel: White Otter Castle” shares the history of White Otter Castle and the man behind this unique structure. This...

Wisdom of the Rings: The Living Journals of Trees Art Textile Exhibition
Until November 7

Wisdom of the Rings: The Living Journals of Trees Art Textile Exhibition

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Ancaster

Learn what our ancient White Cedars can tell us about the unique Niagara Escarpment ecosystem through this series of framed ...

Until October 31

"An Invisible Contest" is in the Collage Gallery

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

"An Invisible Contest" is in the 2nd floor Collage Gallery next to...The Library; a place to sit amid sculpture & plants.The stairwell...

Missus Mooney’s Halfpenny Dreadfuls Lecture Series
Until October 28

Missus Mooney’s Halfpenny Dreadfuls Lecture Series

Welland Historical Museum - Welland

Join the Welland Museum and Missus Mooney's Halfpenny Dreadfuls this fall for lectures that are perfectly creepy for the season.Our fall lecture...

Living Threads
Until December 19

Living Threads

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Living Threads is Eric Mindling’s photographic portraits exhibit of artists from Oaxaca. The portraits are in traditional community fashion....

The Abandoned Village
October 21 - October 31

The Abandoned Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

Presented in partnership with Byron Scary HouseGet ready for a Halloween event unlike any you have experienced at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. The...

Harvest Tea and Dessert
October 22

Harvest Tea and Dessert

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Hutchison House Museum will host a Harvest Tea and Dessert on Thursday October 22, 2020. Enjoy a taste of fall with a delicious apple buckle, topped...

6th Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll
October 22

6th Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Ancaster

Fieldcote is pleased to partner with Frank Panabaker Home & School Association and Ancaster Community Services for this “boo-tiful”...

Historic All Hallows' Eve
October 23

Historic All Hallows' Eve

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween in this historical tour exploring the stories behind our modern-day Halloween beliefs and practices...

Historic All Hallows' Eve
October 24

Historic All Hallows' Eve

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween in this historical tour exploring the stories behind our modern-day Halloween beliefs and practices...

Three in the Round Concert
October 24

Three in the Round Concert

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Join “Three in the Round” for a concert featuring Folk/Traditional music.Gwen Potter hails from England and plays a baroque style viola d...

STEAM Saturdays Kids’ Workshop
October 24

STEAM Saturdays Kids’ Workshop

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Each workshop in this innovative series focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M...

An Evening of Halloween
October 27 - October 29

An Evening of Halloween

Simcoe County Museum - Minesing

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls oh my. These three evenings will be filled with games, treats and a haunted walk.Event runs from 6 - 8;15Museum Event...

Historic All Hallows' Eve
October 29

Historic All Hallows' Eve

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween in this historical tour exploring the stories behind our modern-day Halloween beliefs and practices...

Historic All Hallows' Eve
October 30

Historic All Hallows' Eve

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween in this historical tour exploring the stories behind our modern-day Halloween beliefs and practices...

Haunted Halloween for Kids
October 30

Haunted Halloween for Kids

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

  While things will look a little different this year, the month of October would not be complete without the Halloween tradition. Look out for...

Haunted Halloween for Kids
October 31

Haunted Halloween for Kids

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

  While things will look a little different this year, the month of October would not be complete without the Halloween tradition. Look out for...

STEAM Saturdays Kids’ Workshop
November 14

STEAM Saturdays Kids’ Workshop

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Each workshop in this innovative series focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M...

The McQuesten Family Christmas
November 17 - January 4

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden - Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year, the family's toys are gathered...

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit
November 21 - January 3

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Battlefield House Museum & Park - Stoney Creek

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early...

An Evening with Jane Austen
November 21

An Evening with Jane Austen

Battlefield House Museum & Park - Stoney Creek

The event will celebrate the writings of author Jane Austen and help bring the charm of the early 19th century to life with fashion, music, dancing...

“Not Your Traditional Wreath” Indoor Christmas Display
November 24 - December 24

“Not Your Traditional Wreath” Indoor Christmas Display

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Ancaster

Christmas is back at Fieldcote! Enjoy our cozy display of community-decorated wreaths whilst listening to holiday classics and sipping hot cider....