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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...

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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...

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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

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...

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.

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...

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Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

Coverlet, ca. 1879

Coverlet, ca. 1879

Coverlet, ca. 1879Anonymous169 cm x 235 cm1994.012.015 This coverlet is from the Fred and Dora-Mae Blayney collection of 15 coverlets, which was...

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Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Kitchener

“Circa 75” Stereo Console, 1967

“Circa 75” Stereo Console, 1967

“Circa 75” Stereo Console, 1967Electrohome Limited, Deilcraft Division65 cm high x 91 cm diameter2007.031.059Electrohome Limited has a...

#waterlooregion #kitchener #industry #television #music #innovation #Canada150 #waterlooregionmuseum #technology
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Video

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum - Video

Watch the Waterloo Region Museum video to hear from some of the many people involved in the design and construction of Ontario's...

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

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!

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,...

Guelph Museums - Guelph

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...

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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)....

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.

Halton Region Heritage Services - Milton

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...

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Ontario Human Rights Code

Ontario Human Rights Code

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

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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