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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"...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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....

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...

Celebrate 60!: The Enduring Legacy of Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Until October 10

Celebrate 60!: The Enduring Legacy of Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

Discover the enduring legacy of Fanshawe Pioneer Village in our 60th anniversary exhibit.Follow our 60-year journey from a small four-building...

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...

Floyd Kuptana Gallery: work in stone, bone and on paper
Until June 20

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...

Up North Gallery: work by Claustro, McConnachie and other artists
Until June 29

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

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

The Up North Gallery offers paintings and art that reflects northern Canada, featuring a painted landscape carved into wood, "The Peak" [...

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...

More than Haggis and Kilts: How the Scotts Shaped Canada
Until August 11

More than Haggis and Kilts: How the Scotts Shaped Canada

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

On exhibit March 6 to August 11, 2019Since 1621 when a Scottish colony was established in Nova Scotia, Scottish immigrants and their ...

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.

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.

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...

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...

In the Wake of the Passenger Pigeon
Until September 28

In the Wake of the Passenger Pigeon

Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre - Etobicoke

Nobody alive today has ever seen a Passenger Pigeon, the species has been extinct for over a century - and yet the bird continues to be adopted as a...

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...

Experiment in Colour
Until August 10

Experiment in Colour

Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre - Etobicoke

Just in time for the warmer weather! "Experiment in Colour" features the oil paintings of Sarah Lefresne. This unique collection has been...

Seasonal Exhibit
Until August 31

Seasonal Exhibit "HOCKEY"

1000 Islands History Museum - Gananoque

As of May 13, 2019, our summer hours will begin and our seasonal exhibit "Hockey" will be open to the public until August 31, 2019....

Until June 29

"photographic memory" in the Genesis Gallery

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

May 11 - June 29: "photographic memory" by Sae Kimura and deborah harris in the Genesis Gallery & Collage Gallery. Reception:...

At Home in Backus
Until September 1

At Home in Backus

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Follow the migration of the Backhouse Family from England to New York to their new home in Walsingham Township, Upper Canada in 1797. Visit this...

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...

My Story, My Tattoo
Until September 2

My Story, My Tattoo

Brockville Museum - Brockville

The Brockville Museum is excited to be hosting this remarkable travelling exhibit from the Wellingston County Museum and Archives.Tattoos are living...

Sing a Song of Backus
Until September 1

Sing a Song of Backus

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Explore the sights and sounds of local songbirds in this exhibition of artworks by Vic Gibbons. Hear their songs and discover why the Long Point...

2019 Artist-in-Residence: Sophie Drouin Fine Art Mosaics - Storytelling in Stone
Until September 29

2019 Artist-in-Residence: Sophie Drouin Fine Art Mosaics - Storytelling in Stone

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

On exhibit Friday, May 24 to Sunday, September 29, 2019Sophie Drouin showcases her beautiful works of mosaic art in this amazing exhibit. She is an...

Heritage Village and Exhibit Tours
Until August 26

Heritage Village and Exhibit Tours

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Solid Comfort Exhibit and Heritage Village Tour: Join our costumed interpreter for a guided tour of the Museum’s Exhibit: Tales of...

Afternoon Tea at Arabella's Tea Room
Until September 30

Afternoon Tea at Arabella's Tea Room

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Enjoy a light afternoon tea at Arabella's Tea Room on the grounds of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, featuring fresh-baked...

Life in the Lumber Camps
Until September 2

Life in the Lumber Camps

Ron Morel Memorial Museum - Kapuskasing

The life of a lumberjack is told through hundreds of photographs from the collection of the Ron Morel Memorial Museum in this year's major...

Good Eye Responding
Until September 2

Good Eye Responding

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Sharon Barfoot has enjoyed a long and varied career in the arts that has included costume and jewelry design, teaching, graphics, curating and, most...

The Life & Times of Thomas Edison
Until August 30

The Life & Times of Thomas Edison

AYLMER - MALAHIDE Museum & Archives - Aylmer

A look at the Life & Times of Thomas Edison featuring selections from the Edison Museum of Vienna.

Historical Walking Tours
Until August 23

Historical Walking Tours

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Trials and royal pick-pockets or shipwrecks and factory-explosions, the Brockville Museum is offering two distinct historical walking tours around...

In The Library, with Della Heywood and Floyd Kuptana
June 25 - 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...

Pigs n' Pints
June 30

Pigs n' Pints

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum - Sharon

Join us for an old fashioned pig roast with a variety of fresh sides. Purchase craft beer and local cider from the 'Drunken Pig Tavern'....

Canada Day at the Backhouse Historic Site
July 1

Canada Day at the Backhouse Historic Site

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way with a tour of our very own National Historic Site, the Backhouse Grist Mill. Take in and participate in a...

New Exhibit: History Through Stitches at the Elman W. Campbell Museum
July 1 - 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...

Dominion Day
July 1

Dominion Day

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

Enjoy a step back in time to celebrate Dominion Day it used to be, with relay races, spelling bees, crafts, speeches, and entertainment at Fanshawe...