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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Indianized
Until May 19

Indianized

Guelph Museums - Guelph

Artist Naomi Smith has embellished everyday objects using traditional Indigenous beadwork techniques and imagery. Her artworks reflect that our...

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...

Making a Home: Early Women of Dryden
Until May 10

Making a Home: Early Women of Dryden

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

Visit The Dryden & District Museum's exhibit, “Making a Home: Early Women of Dryden”,  which shares stories about settler...

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...

Museum @ Night
Until May 31

Museum @ Night

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Museum@Night is a series of adult-only, after-hours events that include our popular scavenger hunts that immerse you in our exhibit galleries, but...

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 29

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...

Museum Secrets: Care and Storage of Family History
April 27

Museum Secrets: Care and Storage of Family History

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

A tour of the archives and presentation with our Archival Coordinator on the best ways to care for paper-based family artefacts. Family history...

Clean-Up Day
April 27

Clean-Up Day

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

Once the snow is melted and the grass begins to turn green, you know spring has sprung! Help Fanshawe Pioneer Village shake off the cobwebs during...

Solid Comfort: Tales of Tennessee
May 1 - 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...

Seasonal Opening of Doon Heritage Village
May 1 - 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.

Walking Wednesdays: History of the Fording place walk
May 1

Walking Wednesdays: History of the Fording place walk

Brant Museum & Archives - Brantford

57 Charlotte Street, BrantfordLearn about First Nations in the area before the arrival by Europeans. Donations will beaccepted.519-752-...

Kitchen Ceilidh
May 2

Kitchen Ceilidh

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

Admission by cash donationAll are welcome to join us for a casual evening concert presented by talented local musicians and featuring traditional...

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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....

Photo Fridays : Brantford cottages
May 3

Photo Fridays : Brantford cottages

Brant Museum & Archives - Brantford

57 Charlotte Street, BrantfordCome see some of the Brant Museum and Archives’ 10,000 photos. This week willfeature architectural elements of...

NON CÉDÉES – TERRES EN RÉCIT
May 3 - 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
May 3 - 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...

Eco Explorers
May 4

Eco Explorers

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Become an Eco Explorer and help out our awesome environment! We will be joined by staff from MacGregor Point Provincial Park as we explore the first...

T-shirt Yarn’ Weaving Workshop, with Agnes Niewiadomski
May 4

T-shirt Yarn’ Weaving Workshop, with Agnes Niewiadomski

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Ages 7+$10 per person plus HSTLearn some basic weaving skills with Agnes Niewiadomski, from Agnes Makes (http://www.agnesmakes.com/), when you...

Traditional May Day Celebrations and Kids in Kilts Craft Afternoon
May 5

Traditional May Day Celebrations and Kids in Kilts Craft Afternoon

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

$3 per child plus HST, adults by cash donation.The Gaelic May Day (also known as the fire festival, Beltane) traditionally marked the peak of spring...

Open Doorways
May 6 - June 2

Open Doorways

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

The exhibition is the creation of Melissa Comyn, Mother, Registered Practical Nurse and Artist and her husband John Comyn, who has a passion for...

Toonie tot Tuesdays
May 7

Toonie tot Tuesdays

Brant Museum & Archives - Brantford

57 Charlotte Street, BrantfordVisit the museum for a colouring based activity that allows preschoolers and parents toengage with artifacts while...

Walking Tour Wednesdays: Lawren Harris
May 8

Walking Tour Wednesdays: Lawren Harris

Brant Museum & Archives - Brantford

Margaret Chandler House, 350 Brant AvenueLearn about the life of Lawren Harris contextualized in the area he grew up. Donationswill be accepted at...

Wine Tasting Friday (WTF) Event 2019
May 10

Wine Tasting Friday (WTF) Event 2019

Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village - Pembroke

The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village is hosting its' 4th annual Wine Tasting Friday event on May 10th 2019 at 6:00PM! Enjoy an evening...

11th Annual Wine Tasting
May 10

11th Annual Wine Tasting

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton

Enjoy an intimate evening of fine wines and food pairings. This popular event will showcase some favourite varieties of wine from California’s...

Photo Fridays: Factories and businesses
May 10

Photo Fridays: Factories and businesses

Brant Museum & Archives - Brantford

57 Charlotte Street, BrantfordCome see some of the Brant Museum and Archives’ 10,000 photos. This week willfeature industrial and commercial...

Reception for
May 11

Reception for "photographic memory"

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

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

Plein Air Acrylics Workshop, presented by Michele Jones
May 11

Plein Air Acrylics Workshop, presented by Michele Jones

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

$25 per person plus HST (beginner and intermediate levels)Come out and enjoy an afternoon of learning some of the tips and tricks of painting...