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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

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....

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

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...

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,...

Backhouse Historic Site - 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...

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

Backus Heritage Village Aerial View

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

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

Podcast: The Story of W.F. Kolbe

Podcast: The Story of W.F. Kolbe

The W.F. Kolbe Company opened a branch of their fishing company in Port Dover in 1911 on Harbour Street. In 1946 they moved the plant to a large plot...

History at Home! with Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

History at Home! with Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

Join Norfolk County Heritage & Culture for some fun activities you can do at home! #MuseumFromHome #HistoryatHome

Carved in Stone by Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

Carved in Stone by Norfolk County Heritage & Culture

Carved in Stone is a video series exploring Norfolk County cemeteries and the stories of the people who are at rest there.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum - Niagara-on-the-Lake

Judge's Chair, Niagara Court House

Judge's Chair, Niagara Court House

This chair, also referred to as a judge's seat or bench, is from the Town of Niagara Courthouse and was first used in 1817. From 1781 to 1862,...

First King’s Dragoon Guard Helmet

First King’s Dragoon Guard Helmet

This helmet belonged to Sergeant-Major Flanigan, who was born in North Ireland in 1810. Following the war of 1812, there were concerns about...

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

Annandale National Historic Site - Tillsonburg

Inside Annandale National Historic Site

Inside Annandale National Historic Site

Annandale National Historic Site is a true wonder to explore. Built in the 1880s by Edwin Delevan Tillson, the first mayor of Tillsonburg, it is the...

Backus-Page House Museum - Wallacetown

Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

Chosen by Canada 150 Coordinator Delany Leitch as a symbol of our rural history and culture which can also be found across Canada over the past...

#Canada150 #BackusPageHouseMuseum #LogCabinQuilt

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

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

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

More than just cheese!

More than just cheese!

Did you know that we are more than just cheese? Besides having a large collection of cheese making artifacts and other agricultural implements, the...

archives | research | genealogy
Original John Hancock signature

Original John Hancock signature

The first man to sign the American Declaration of Independence -- John Hancock -- also signed the military commission for Thomas Ingersoll while he...

Mammoth Cheese

Mammoth Cheese

In 1866 three local cheese makers got together to hatch a plan to sell their product in England. The chief concern was how to gather attention for...

cheese

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

Vision Fellowship - Etobicoke

X-mas Seal Painting

X-mas Seal Painting

The 4th X-mas seal painting (1935-1936) This museum is about love stories of Canadian Christian missionaries who loved Koreans more than Koreans...

#Canada150 #4thXmasSealPainting #VisionFellowship