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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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The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

The First Military Museum in the Country

The First Military Museum in the Country

The 1886 floor plans show a room specially designated to become a museum. This preceeds any such attempts in the history of Canadian Museums. The...

The Corner Stone at Wolseley Barracks

The Corner Stone at Wolseley Barracks

Wolseley Barracks is not only home to The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, but also the first military architecture errected by the Dominion...

#RCRHistory; @RCRMuseum; www.facebook.com/RCRMuseum
The Flanders Fields Cross

The Flanders Fields Cross

An iconic artefact that was presented to The RCR in the early 1930s, the Flanders Fields Cross has always hung in the archway entrance. Before 2009,...

#RCRHistory; @RCRMuseum; www.facebook.com/RCRMuseum

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

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival

Watch as skilled artisans build a rope ladder!

The Neff Steam Buggy

The Neff Steam Buggy

The 1901 Neff Steam Buggy makes the claim to fame as the oldest existing Ontario-made automobile, as well as arguably the second oldest existing...

Springtime at the Museum

Springtime at the Museum

The annual Arabella's Pie Social isn't just about enjoying pie! Come and enjoy the beautiful gardens and trees amid the heritage buildings at...

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Brown and McArthur Ledger

Brown and McArthur Ledger

This large, leatherbound, handwritten company ledger by Brown & McArthur (1986.18) is featured in our permanent exhibit "Fabric of a Small...

#Canada150 #2017 #Almonte #MVTM #OttawaValley #textilehistory

Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg

Uncrating of newly restored Harry Horwood stained glass windows

Uncrating of newly restored Harry Horwood stained glass windows

In August of 2012, Upper Canada Village, in conjunction with Northern Art Glass, had restored two 19th century stained glass windows from the home of...

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Red earthenware crock, circa 1750, from McDiarmid family.

Red earthenware crock, circa 1750, from McDiarmid family.

In July of 2012, Upper Canada Village was given a painted red earthenware crock that had belonged to the last surving members of a family that had...

ceramics | scotland | domestic | earthenware | crock
TV commercial for Upper Canada Village

TV commercial for Upper Canada Village

A television commecial for Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario.

upper canada village

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau

Samuel de Champlain's Astrolabe

Samuel de Champlain's Astrolabe

Champlain's AstrolabeThe astrolabe such as Champlain's served as early navigational device for measuring latitude. It was believed to have...

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....

Glanmore National Historic Site - Belleville

Glanmore

Glanmore

Glanmore National Historic Site - Video Tour Highlights

Glanmore | Belleville | Tour

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

Canadian Language Museum - Toronto

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

www.languagemuseum.ca/exhibit/beyond-words-dictionaries-and-indigenous-languages

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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.

Oil Museum of Canada - Oil Springs

Christmas Long Ago

Christmas Long Ago

 Period costumes and show & tell of “Christmas long ago”Festive slide showCraft and art activities Sip cider & pop...

Outdoor Exhibits

Outdoor Exhibits

Jerker Lines & Power HouseOil Tanker WagonHolding TanksLangbank Post OfficeCanadian Pole Drilling RigBlacksmith ShopFirst Commercial Oil Well in...

Heritage Oil Field

Heritage Oil Field

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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!  

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...

Collingwood Museum - Collingwood

License Plate

License Plate

Leather Ontario License Plate, 1904Collingwood Museum Collection X972.326.116.5cm long and 26cm wideLindsay Cook, Station Attendant/Exhibit LeadLeah...

#Canada150 #CollingwoodMuseum #LicensePlate

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

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

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.

Oshawa Aeronautical Military and Industrial Museum - The Ontario Regiment Museum - Oshawa

AQUINO TANK DAY - Documentary Short Film

AQUINO TANK DAY - Documentary Short Film

The Ontario Regiment Museum hosts Ontario's largest Military show each year. Visit the Museum on AQUINO TANK DAY to see live demonstrations...

Military Museum

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

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Inside the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Inside the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

A view inside the library and sitting rooms at Erchless Estate.

historic home

The Canadian Clock Museum - Deep River

City of Hamilton Mantel Clock

City of Hamilton Mantel Clock

This City of Hamilton model mantel clock was made 1880-1884 by the Canada Clock Company in Hamilton, Ontario (accession number 2014.05.01).  It...

#Canada150 #CanadianClockMuseum #HamiltonMantelClock

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

Anniversaries Week Program - June 2013

Anniversaries Week Program - June 2013

Local school children learned how important various aspects of transportation have been to the story of their community.  (Presented with...

Anniversaries Week; Celebrate Ontario 2013
James Cockburn - Cobourg's Father of Confederation

James Cockburn - Cobourg's Father of Confederation

Cobourg's James Cockburn had an extensive political history in our town before ever entering provincial politics. His 1861 campaign in West...

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

Centre franco-ontarien de folklore - Sudbury

Sculpture of Father Lemieux at the Centre franco-ontarian de folklore

Sculpture of Father Lemieux at the Centre franco-ontarian de folklore

Sculpture of Father LemieuxThe sculpture entitled Le four à pain by Maurice Gaudrault, features the founder of the Centre franco-ontarien de folklore...

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

Station Gallery - Whitby

You are SG

You are SG

Donor Love -  Thank you to our amazing and generous donors! We simply could not do what we do without you. And yes, we love our donors! Take a...

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

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site - Sault Ste. Marie

An Insider's Look at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

An Insider's Look at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site

Check out all we have to offer at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site! Learn more at: http://saultstemarie.ca/ecnhs