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Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre (Cobourg Museum Foundation) - Cobourg

Laughlin Taylor Burwash - Arctic Explorer

Laughlin Taylor Burwash - Arctic Explorer

Born in Cobourg, Ontario, Laughlin Burwash spent most of his life in Northern Canada, but often returned to his roots. He contributed immeasurably to...

Laughlin Burwash; Arctic

Aurora Historical Society and Hillary House National Historic Site - Aurora

An Insider's Look at Exhibit Preparation

An Insider's Look at Exhibit Preparation

Aurora Historical Society Curator/Manager Catherine Richards discusses preparations for an upcoming exhibit at Hillary House National Historic Site (...

Medical Exhibit
Third Annual Hillary House Ball

Third Annual Hillary House Ball

The Aurora Historical Society (AHS) is proud to present the Hillary House Ball, a gala fundraising event in support of one of Aurora’s most...

Advice Gratis Sign

Advice Gratis Sign

“Advice Gratis” Sign; (accession number HA2017.12.38); dimensions – 31.5 cm x 23 cm x 0.1cmThis piece from the Hillary House Collection was chosen by...

#Canada150 #AdviceGratisSign #AuroraHistoricalSocietyAndHillaryHouse

Simcoe County Museum - Minesing

Moccasins

Moccasins

These moccasins feature beautiful stitching and handiwork and are extremely well preserved. "I chose these beautiful threadwork moccasins for...

#Canada150 #SimcoeCounty #Moccasins

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

McDougall Cottage Historic Site, 1858

McDougall Cottage Historic Site, 1858

Hand-painted ceiling and frieze, 1906-1907 by Jack Baird The single-storey cottage at 89 Grand Avenue South, located in a heritage conservation...

#waterlooregion #immigration #Cambridge #McDougallCottage #paintings #history #gardens #Canada150

Guelph Museums - Guelph

McCrae House

McCrae House

McCrae House, a c.1857 stone cottage located along the banks of the Speed River, is the birthplace of Lt. Col. John McCrae (1872 – 1918)....

Jockstrap

Jockstrap

Guelph claims many firsts but this is one of our most important inventions, not only for Guelph but for athletes around the world.Joseph Cartledge...

#GuelphMuseum #Canada150 #Jockstrap

Osgoode Hall (The Law Society of Ontario) - Toronto

Historical Gem: The Grotesques of the Upper Barristers' Lounge

Historical Gem: The Grotesques of the Upper Barristers' Lounge

The carved wooden grotesques in the Upper Barristers' Lounge of Osgoode Hall are one of the highlights of the building — chiefly because...

Osgoode Hall
Historical Gem: The Hat Box and the Sunken Ship

Historical Gem: The Hat Box and the Sunken Ship

One of the most interesting pieces at the Law Society belonged to a lawyer, but isn't law-related at all... Presented by Elise Brunet, Curator,...

Osgoode Hall; Lusitania; Osler
The Osgoode Hall Restaurant

The Osgoode Hall Restaurant

Did you know that the Osgoode Hall Restaurant is open to the public? Experience one of the hidden gems of Toronto. Order à la carte or enjoy a...

Restaurant; Osgoode Hall

The Craigleith Heritage Depot - The Blue Mountains

The Craigleith Railway Station

The Craigleith Railway Station

The Craigleith Railway StationThe iconic turret of this building has sheltered travelers since the 1880’s and it is the largest artifact at the...

Railway | Station | Blue Mountain

Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery - Callander

Basket that held the Dionne Quintuplets

Basket that held the Dionne Quintuplets

The world was forever changed on May 28th, 1934 with the birth of 5 identical girls in a small Northern Ontario community - The Dionne Quintuplets....

Moore Museum - Mooretown

St. Clair:  Discover Its Heritage

St. Clair: Discover Its Heritage

This video introduces viewers to the history of the former Moore Township, now part of St. Clair Township.

Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village - Pembroke

The Legend of the Chusroskie Home

The Legend of the Chusroskie Home

 This video was done by Pembroke's TV Cogeco in 2008 and itnarrates the legend and lore behind The Champlain Trail Museum's pioneer home...

Chusroskie Home

Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

London's First Fire Bell

London's First Fire Bell

The importance of protecting the growing town of London, Ontario became clear, when in 1844 and 1845 major fires destroyed nearly 30 acres of...

#Canada150 #ldnont #Ldnmuse #visitfpv

Aurora Museum & Archives - Aurora

Aurora Canada’s Birthday Town Stein/Mug – 1985

Aurora Canada’s Birthday Town Stein/Mug – 1985

Aurora Canada’s Birthday Town stein/mug – 1985Accession #: 2015.22.14Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall, 2.75 inches in diameter, holds 12.5 ozCurator:...

#Canada150 #AuroraMuseumsAndArchives #BirthdayTownSteinMug

Oshawa Museum - Oshawa

#MuseumFromHome Vintage Catwalk

#MuseumFromHome Vintage Catwalk

Take a look at our 2019 feature exhibition, The Vintage Catwalk, as our Community Engagement co-ordinator Lisa highlights some of her favourite...

A Telegram From A Father of Confederation

A Telegram From A Father of Confederation

One of the reasons I love history is because of the connections it forges with people and events that happened many years ago.  For me these...

#Oshawa #Canada150
The Oshawa Museum is AWESOME

The Oshawa Museum is AWESOME

From our historic houses, to engaging exhibits, heritage gardens, and our dedicated staff and volunteers, the Oshawa Museum is AWESOME. Very...

museum

Grey Roots Museum and Archives - Owen Sound

Turnip harvest!

Turnip harvest!

Interpretation staff getting turnip'd in the village!

Brand New Village Volunteer!

Brand New Village Volunteer!

Our newest volunteer in Morston Heritage Village!

Bradley Museum - Mississauga

Niqab

Niqab

The niqab shown here was worn by resident Zunera Ishaq during her Canadian Citizenship ceremony in October 2015.  Zunera gained international...

#Niqab #Mississauga #Museums

Ridge House Museum - Ridgetown

Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern

A magic lantern was an early form of a projector originally used for entertainment and educational purposes.  It was invented in the 17th...

entertainment | projection | toy | family | 1867

City of Niagara Falls Museums - Niagara Falls

Beaded Purse

Beaded Purse

In the 1800s, Niagara Falls was considered an essential destination for people of wealth and education travelling in North America. These travellers...

Niagara Falls | Tuscarora | beadwork
Insect Art

Insect Art

Canada 150 has inspired the team at the Niagara Falls History Museum to delve a little deeper into some of our favourite objects and the stories they...

Niagara Falls | taxidermy | entomology
Commericial

Commericial

Promotional video produced in 2013 showcasing the great things to do for all ages in our galleries.

Cottonwood Mansion Museum - Selkirk

The Belvadere at Cottonwood Mansion

The Belvadere at Cottonwood Mansion

Cottonwood Mansion's Belvadere gives you a breath taking look at Haldimand County's landscape. Sometimes referred to as a Widow's Walk,...

City of Waterloo Museum - Waterloo

Crown Royal

Crown Royal

Regal Tradition: The Story of Crown Royal Like many communities across Ontario, the Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Distillery began in 1857 as a...

#cityofwaterloomuseum #canada150 #crownroyal

Chatham-Kent Museum - Chatham

Purple velvet hat with silver embellishments

Purple velvet hat with silver embellishments

Accession Number: 991.21.4I chose this object from our collection because I find clothing, especially trends from throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th...

hat | clothing | women | fashion | purple | Dresden | Ontario
Fergie Jenkins Baseball Card

Fergie Jenkins Baseball Card

Accession Number- 988.32.13Dimensions- 8.9cm x 6.4cmI chose this artifact because, as a Canadian sports fan, no athlete set the stage for Canadian...

sports | Canada 150 | Chatham-Kent | baseball | memorabilia

Huronia Museum & Huron Ouendat Village - Midland

Huronia Museum - Artist W.J. Wood

Huronia Museum - Artist W.J. Wood

Huronia Museum curator Jamie Hunter discusses the works of Artist W.J. Wood.

midland ontario huronia museum wj wood artist
Huronia Museum - Hallen Art Collection

Huronia Museum - Hallen Art Collection

The Hallen family of Penetanguishene produced watercolour images of the area in the early half of the 19th Century.  Their works not only...

huronia museum midland ontario hallen art collection penetanguishene
Huronia Museum - Festival of Lights Education Program

Huronia Museum - Festival of Lights Education Program

Huronia Museum hosts thousands of school-aged children every year, offering a variety of educational programs for students and teachers.  One of...

huronia museum midland ontario festival of lights education program

South Grey Museum - Flesherton

Winter in Memorial Park draws tobogganers

Winter in Memorial Park draws tobogganers

South Grey Museum has fun indoors and out - our popular toboggan run in Memorial Park draws residents and visitors alike.

The NHA / NHL Birthplace Museum - Renfrew

O'Brien Trophy

O'Brien Trophy

The O'Brien Trophy was the main prize for the National Hockey Association which was started in 1909 by M.J. O'Brien - an enterprener ...

#Canada150 #BirthplaceNHANHLMuseum #OBrienTrophy

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc - Strathroy

Washington Press

Washington Press

Washington Press, c. 1830This printing press, circa 1830-40, is likely a Canadian version of the Washington model. According to the William Lyon...

#Canada150 #Sesquicentennial #CelebrateCanada #Strathroy #MSC

The Muse: Lake of the Woods Museum and Douglas Family Art Centre - Kenora

Lake of the Woods Museum MOBILE TOUR

Lake of the Woods Museum MOBILE TOUR

The Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour is an audio-visual tour of the museum presented on an iPad (a hand-held computer).  The Mobile Tour...

Lake of the Woods Museum Gift Shop

Lake of the Woods Museum Gift Shop

The Lake of the Woods Museum Gift Shop stocks unique and interesting gift ware, children's toys and books by local authors and with local Kenora...

Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour Sneak Peek

Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour Sneak Peek

 The Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour is an audio-visual tour of the museum presented on an iPad (a hand-held computer).  The...

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Aerial view of Backus Mill and Backus Heritage Village in Port Rowan.

War of 1812 Re-enactment

War of 1812 Re-enactment

This video is about the Battle of Backus Mill. The War of 1812 Re-enactment is an annual event held at the Backus Heritage Conservation Area near...

Murney Tower National Historic Site - Kingston

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment Uniform

Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment Uniform

  The Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment (RCRR) uniform is a true Canadian artefact because the RCRR was created to solve the issue of increased...

#Canada150 #MurneyTowerMuseum #RCRRUniform

Multicultural History Society of Ontario - Toronto

“Ship’s Log” Newsletter

“Ship’s Log” Newsletter

Canada has a long and proud history of being a haven for all manner of refugees and displaced people, especially those who have lost their homes on...

#Canada150 #immigration #refugees #SecondWorldWar

Timmins Museum: N.E.C. - Timmins

100 Objects - 100 years - A Peek into Timmins' Attic!

100 Objects - 100 years - A Peek into Timmins' Attic!

View of the gallery housing the 100 Objects - 100 Years exhibition created in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Timmins, on view until December...

Owl, 1959

Owl, 1959

Stonecut rubbing by artist Lukta Qiatsuk, Cape Dorset, from the Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspirations exhibition at the Timmins Museum, February to...

Timmins Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario!

Timmins Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario!

Timmins Celebrates the 400th Anniversary of French Presence in Ontario!  

Cloyne and District Historical Society - Cloyne

World War I Exhibit - Cloyne Pioneer Museum

World War I Exhibit - Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Exhibits within the Cloyne Pioneer Museum are frequently changed and updated. To commemorate the World War I centennial new exhibits were developed....

Inside Look Of The Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Inside Look Of The Cloyne Pioneer Museum

Numerous items of historical interest have been donated to the Cloyne Pioneer Museum. Photos, documents, furniture, housewares, tools and clothing...

Cloyne Pioneer Museum | Cloyne | museum | history | exhibits