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Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

crossing the threshold -- a visit inside Gallery Arcturus

crossing the threshold -- a visit inside Gallery Arcturus

Watching passersby as they look up at the door's tapestry ... wondering if they should risk climbing the stairs to find out what is actually...

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) - Toronto

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

ROM 100, 1914 - 2014

A sampling of what we are working on.

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...

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Halton Region Heritage Services - Milton

Ontario Human Rights Code

Ontario Human Rights Code

The Rights Step Forward by Mackenzie B. Gillies            On October 19, 1977, Halton Region...

#Canada150 #HaltonRegionHeritageServices #OntarioHumanRightsCode
Judicial Chair

Judicial Chair

The Chair of Today by Julia ZungriThis judicial chair (1962.12.1) was used in the Halton County Court House in Milton, Ontario from 1855 until circa...

#Canada150 #JudicialChair #HaltonRegionHeritageServices

Port Burwell Marine Museum & Historic Lighthouse - Port Burwell

Bull's Eye Fresnel Lens

Bull's Eye Fresnel Lens

Bull’s Eye Fresnel LensThe Fresnel Lens revolutionized lighthouse lighting when it was invented in 1822 by Augustin Jean Fresnel in France. Fresnel...

#Canada150 #PortBurwellMarineMuseumAndLighthouse #BullsEyeFresnelLens

Museum of Ontario Archaeology - London

About the Lawson Site Excavations

About the Lawson Site Excavations

Various archaeologists talk about the excavation of the Lawson Site behind the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The Field Methods in Archaeology class...

#MuseOntArch #archaeology

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

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.

Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village - Kingsville

Depression Era Tire

Depression Era Tire

The Depression Era Tire; accession number 2001.39.01; additional information is on the sign in the photograph.Lisa Wacheski, our curator chose the...

#Canada150 #DepressionEraTire #CanadianTransportationMuseumAndHeritageVillage

First Hussars Museum - London

The Angel

The Angel

            This is a bronze angel given to a First Hussars tank crew after they had stopped to help untangle the bells...

#Canada150 #FirstHussarsMuseum #TheAngel

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Painting Picnic Talks: Exhibit Design

Painting Picnic Talks: Exhibit Design

Explore our temporary exhibit, "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward" in detail with our staff in this series of "Talks". ...

Painting Picnic Talks: Environmental Controls

Painting Picnic Talks: Environmental Controls

Explore our temporary exhibit, "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward" in detail with our staff in this series of "Talks". In this...

Bmuse - Episode 23: Young Canada Works & Student Staff

Bmuse - Episode 23: Young Canada Works & Student Staff

Our 2017 Young Canada Works Intern and Young Canada Works Summer Students took over this BMuse episode to share a little bit of what they do at the...

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

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.

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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