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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...

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...

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"...

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,...

A French Connection
Until March 17

A French Connection

Oakville Museum - Oakville

The Oakville Museum is home to an astonishing collection of artifacts with a French connection. You don’t have to carry a baguette under your...

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...

Pieces of Brockville
Until April 26

Pieces of Brockville

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Explore the history of some of Brockville's landmark buildings that are no longer with us through the pieces that were saved and donated to the...

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...

Community Health in the 20th Century: An Oshawa Perspective
Until April 30

Community Health in the 20th Century: An Oshawa Perspective

Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

This exhibit explores themes like:Opening of the Oshawa General Hospital in 1910 (now Lakeridge Health Oshawa)Oshawa General Hospital, School of...

Brewing Changes Guelph
Until February 24

Brewing Changes Guelph

Guelph Museums - Guelph

Brewing Changes Guelph examines the social and economic importance of brewing beer in the Royal City and the changes brought about by the rise, fall...

Hair: The Long and the Short of It!
Until October 1

Hair: The Long and the Short of It!

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Can hair be an outward expression of our thoughts? What can the artifacts relating to hair in the Oakville Museum tell us? Whether exploring fashion...

Painting Niagara-on-the-Lake
Until May 4

Painting Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

This new feature exhibition emphasizes historical and contemporary paintings that depict Niagara-on-the-Lake’s landscape or built heritage. On...

Decade Dolls
Until August 31

Decade Dolls

Oakville Museum - Oakville

In the early 1970s the Oakville Historical Society Women's Auxiliary began a project to generate interest in the museum's extraordinary...

Winter Exhibitions 2018 - 2019
Until March 3

Winter Exhibitions 2018 - 2019

Thunder Bay Art Gallery - Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Art Gallery Winter Exhibitions 2018 - 201921 Pillows: Cheryl Wilson-SmithDecember 13, 2018 - March 3, 2019Opening Reception: December 13...

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...

Up North Gallery: work by Claustro, McConnachie and other artists
Until March 21

Up North Gallery: work by Claustro, McConnachie and other artists

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

The Up North Gallery features landscape paintings and sculptures reflecting northern Canada, featuring a painting on carved wood known as The Peak [...

Norfolk Sights: an exhibition by the Norfolk Photography Club
Until July 8

Norfolk Sights: an exhibition by the Norfolk Photography Club

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Visit the Norfolk Photography Club's exhibit celebrating the history, environment, and people of Norfolk County. As a group, members venture to...

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....

Painting the Ontario Landscape
Until April 30

Painting the Ontario Landscape

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Painting the Ontario LandscapeThis art exhibition features paintings by the late Jane Champagne, long-time resident of Southampton. Jane was a force...

Seen with my eyes, captured through my lens
Until March 8

Seen with my eyes, captured through my lens

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

The Dryden & District Museum is excited to exhibit the work of local photographer, Eliana Wittwer, this winter. The exhibit “Seen with my...

Lecture Series
Until March 5

Lecture Series

Brockville Museum - Brockville

The Brockville Musuem's ever-popular Adult Winter Lecture Series is back for a 16th season in 2019 featuring inspiring guest speakers who will...

Exhibit: A Stitch in Time
Until April 27

Exhibit: A Stitch in Time

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Created to demonstrate virtue, achievement and industry, samplers have an important place in early Canadian history.  Enjoy examples of...

Floyd Kuptana Gallery: work in stone, bone and on paper
Until April 27

Floyd Kuptana Gallery: work in stone, bone and on paper

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

Floyd Kuptana is a fearless and fiercely original Inuit artist. His sculptures and paintings explore an Indigenous way of seeing, exposing its...

What are we waiting for? - in the main gallery at Arcturus
Until March 2

What are we waiting for? - in the main gallery at Arcturus

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

An exhibit in the Genesis Gallery, with paintings by E.J. Gold. Also see work by deborah harris, Sae Kimura and Camie Geary-Martin.--What are we...

Love Letters from the Past
Until March 29

Love Letters from the Past

Taras Shevchenko Museum - Toronto

Love Letters from the PastCourtship, Companionship, and Familyin the Ukrainian Canadian Community        ...

Adventure Talks: Celebrations Around the World
Until April 10

Adventure Talks: Celebrations Around the World

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

A five-part series featuring adventurers who bring you amazing photography, from near and far, to celebrate some of the world’s most wonderful...

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...

March Break KidZone Discovery Day Camp
March 11 - March 15

March Break KidZone Discovery Day Camp

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to explore, create and have fun at the Museum!  It’s a week of games, crafts, experiments, time in the...

March Break Family Fun Days
March 11 - March 16

March Break Family Fun Days

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Family entertainment for the whole family to experience. Movies, crafts and special guests fill the week with many hands-on activities!Monday...

March Break Camp | Through the Decades
March 11 - March 15

March Break Camp | Through the Decades

Ireland House Museum - Burlington

Campers will journey“Through the Decades” during March Break Day Camp, March 11-15, 2019. Every day is an individual day with...

Around the World: March Break Camp
March 11 - March 15

Around the World: March Break Camp

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Adventure awaits as we “travel” the world! Discover inventions and dream up your own!  Crafts, games, and more.  Recommended...

March Break Family Drop-in Program
March 11 - March 15

March Break Family Drop-in Program

Markham Museum - Markham

Join us at Markham Museum!Your mission this March Break, if you choose to accept it, is to use your five senses to navigate through the Museum by...

March Break Puppets
March 13

March Break Puppets

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Puppets have been used to communicate and entertain for 30, 000 years. Children will create and sew their own puppets as well as make accessories and...

March Break Make your own journal
March 14

March Break Make your own journal

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

In this workshop children will create their very own hand crafted journal. Your child will not only feel satisfaction for making their own book and...

March Break Pioneer Days
March 15

March Break Pioneer Days

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Step back into the 19th Century and become a pioneer in this fun program. Children will cook on the fire, make rag dolls, write with quill pens and...

2019 Halton Region Heritage Exchange
April 11

2019 Halton Region Heritage Exchange

Halton Region Heritage Services - Milton

To all the Heritage and Cultural Network Partners who attended the 2018 Heritage Exchange:Thank you for participating in a great day of information...

School's out Movies
April 12

School's out Movies

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

When school is out, come in for popcorn and a movie on the big screen in the Bruce Power Theatre!  We're screnning "Earth (Disney...

Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event
April 13

Sp'egg'tacular Easter Event

Ireland House Museum - Burlington

Sp’egg’tacular Easter EventSaturday, April 13 | 11:00 am to 3:00 PMCome celebrate the beginning of Spring with family at Ireland House...

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 20

Easter Eggstravaganza

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

WHAM’s famous Easter Eggstravaganza kicks off with a return visit from The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson – Canada’s only...

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May 3

A "May is Museum Month" Presentation: The Voyage of Dollier de Casson and Galinee 1669-1670, with author John Ayre

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Author John Ayre will share the history of the journey of two Sulpician Priests and their seven soldier companions to Port Dover 350 years ago....

The Vintage Catwalk
May 18 - 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...

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May 24

A "May is Museum Month" presentation: Booze, Bars, Bootleggers and Blind Pigs, with historian Geoff Bowden

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

During the 1920s the Great Lakes were passageways for the illegal distribution of alcohol. Join historian Geoff Bowden for a slightly intoxicating...

Smithin: Blacksmith Festival
June 15 - June 16

Smithin: Blacksmith Festival

Glengarry Pioneer Museum - Dunvegan

We have blacksmiths from across Ontario, Quebec, and the USA coming to share their skills. We will be having blacksmiths demonstrate throughout the...

Concert: The Mushy Peez
June 21

Concert: The Mushy Peez

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Don’t miss an evening of British Invasion inspired music with Norfolk’s popular band, The Mushy Peez. This bands delivers a show that is...

Concert: Jubilee Brass Band
July 20

Concert: Jubilee Brass Band

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Join Jubilee Brass in the Riverfront Park for an early evening concert. This 36 member brass ensemble is composed of musicians who have played over...

Tornado of '79
August 7 - 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...

Night at the Museum
August 23 - August 24

Night at the Museum

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Who’s afraid of the dark? Not us! Spend the entire night at WHAM during our hugely popular Night at the Museum – it’s the perfect...