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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,...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preserving Peace: Souvenirs of Peacekeeping
Until September 7

Preserving Peace: Souvenirs of Peacekeeping

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Since the invention of Peacekeeping by Lester B. Pearson in response to the 1956 Suez Crisis, Canada has assumed a leading role in missions around...

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year
Until April 26

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the YearOn exhibit Friday, October 11, 2019 to Sunday, April 26, 2020This travelling exhibition features award-...

Service and Sacrifice: Dryden's contribution during wartime in the 20th century
Until January 24

Service and Sacrifice: Dryden's contribution during wartime in the 20th century

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

The Dryden & District Museum’s latest exhibit “Service and Sacrifice: Dryden’s contribution during wartime in the 20th century...

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...

Reflections: Fish Tugs of Port Dover, an Exhibit of Art by Donald Howell
Until May 30

Reflections: Fish Tugs of Port Dover, an Exhibit of Art by Donald Howell

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Port Dover's own Don Howell spent much of his childhood on the Lynn River at a time when fish tugs lined both banks. He fondly recalls when fish...

LESSONS WITH THE MASTERS in... The Ascending Gallery
Until February 29

LESSONS WITH THE MASTERS in... The Ascending Gallery

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

We at the gallery, Sae, Floyd, Vivian and deborah have been drawing together using copies of paintings by the masters as our shared subject.In this...

Heritage Habitats
Until March 14

Heritage Habitats

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Unique exhibition launches 35th year for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum! Heritage Habitats As part of an exciting schedule of events...

James Watt Day
Until January 19

James Watt Day

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

James Watt was a Scottish engineer whose improvements to steam technology changed the world and brought on the Industrial Revolution. Watt’s...

Steve McQueen on a Motorbike: The Great Escape and Popular Culture - The RCR Museum 2020 Speaker Series
January 23

Steve McQueen on a Motorbike: The Great Escape and Popular Culture - The RCR Museum 2020 Speaker Series

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

Steve McQueen’s mad scramble through the Alps on a motorcycle, from John Sturges’ 1963 film The Great Escape, is one of the most iconic...

Winter Survival PD Day Camp (Ages 7 to 12)
January 24

Winter Survival PD Day Camp (Ages 7 to 12)

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Come prepared with your winter gear, this PD Camp is all about winter survival! We are building shelters, learning how to cook over an open fire, and...

Winterfest - PD Day Fun
January 24

Winterfest - PD Day Fun

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

Spend your day off with us and take part in our snow adventure activities. Try your creativity with frozen bubble art, snow graffiti, and warm up...

PD Day - Winter Survival
January 24

PD Day - Winter Survival

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Brrrrr its cold out there! This PD Day, come ready in your warm clothing and play some winter survival games outside on the grounds! How do our local...

Amazing Animals
January 25

Amazing Animals

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Visit with the Grand River Conservation Authority interpretive staff and their snake and turtle creature teachers! Learn about the animals living in...

Mural Reveal
January 25

Mural Reveal

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

We are open at various dates throughout the winter for 'mural reveal' viewings. Come see the progress on the following dates as we...

Sensory Saturday
January 25

Sensory Saturday

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

Sensory Saturdays is a program for families with children on the autism spectrum presented by Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum in collaboration...

Robbie Burns Day
January 26

Robbie Burns Day

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

In partnership with McDougall Cottage, as well as our Scottish community, come celebrate Robbie Burns day. Join us for the Immortal Memory speech of...

Mural Reveal
January 30

Mural Reveal

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

We are open at various dates throughout the winter for 'mural reveal' viewings. Come see the progress on the following dates as we...

Fairies and Elves PA Day Camp
January 31

Fairies and Elves PA Day Camp

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Fairies and elves were both good and bad, pranksters and helpful. They were the guardians of nature, woodland animals and gardens. They were helpful...

Fairy Gardens PA Day Camp
January 31

Fairy Gardens PA Day Camp

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

The Victorian era saw an increase in the interest in fairies and elves as settlers looked back to the folk tales of their ancestors. Fairies and...

Seedy Saturday (Offsite Event)
February 1

Seedy Saturday (Offsite Event)

Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton

Dundurn’s Gardeners will be running the Seed Swap room at Green Venture’s Seedy Saturday. This fantastic event brings together a wonderful community...

A Piper's Salute
February 1 - June 1

A Piper's Salute

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

The ingersoll Museum is proud to present "A Piper's Salute", a new temporary exhibition honouring the 110th anniversary of the...

Celebrate Groundhog Day
February 2

Celebrate Groundhog Day

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

Happy Groundhog Day! Will we have six more weeks of winter or will spring come early? Come out and explore the history behind Groundhog Day with...

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
February 7 - August 3

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

The exhibition for everyone who refuses to see the world in black and white. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is a rich sensory experience of...

K-W Symphony Kinderconcert - Sun and Moon, Way High Up
February 8

K-W Symphony Kinderconcert - Sun and Moon, Way High Up

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

Sun and Moon love to visit their friend Water. Do you love to visit your friends too?What would happen if they never came to visit you? When Water...

Block Printed Valentine Cards (Ages 13+)
February 8

Block Printed Valentine Cards (Ages 13+)

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Carve your own heart stamp and create a hand-printed card for your loved ones! This workshop will also cover how to select the correct ink and paper...

An Evening at the Museum - Valentine's Edition
February 8

An Evening at the Museum - Valentine's Edition

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Please join us on February 8th for An Evening at the Museum – a joint fundraiser in support of both our museum and the upcoming...

All About Hearts - Valentine's Day Event
February 8 - February 9

All About Hearts - Valentine's Day Event

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heart filled weekend! Come bake and sample delicious sandheart cookies in the historic Haus, learn how to create...

Braided-heart Challah Workshop (Ages 18+)
February 8

Braided-heart Challah Workshop (Ages 18+)

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Create a delicious artisan bread made with a natural leaven! Learn about the benefits of using a sourdough starter as an alternative to commercial...

Valentine's Day Crafts
February 8 - February 9

Valentine's Day Crafts

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

Bring the family by and make an out-of-this-world Valentine. Craft sessions will take place throughout the day; parents must accompany their children...

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series
February 11

Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series

Battlefield House Museum & Park - Stoney Creek

In recognition of Black History Month, Anne Jarvis will tell the Griffin family story and their connection to Ancaster. 

Black History Month
February 12

Black History Month

Griffin House - Ancaster

Join us for a fascinating lecture that celebrates Black History month. Our guest speaker will be Kojo ‘Easy’ Damptey, an Afro-Soul...

Mural Reveal
February 13

Mural Reveal

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

We are open at various dates throughout the winter for 'mural reveal' viewings. Come see the progress on the following dates as we...