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The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom
Until December 31

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom

Oakville Museum - Oakville

In this exciting and moving multi-media presentation, the ghost of Deborah Brown tells the true story of her heroic flight from a life of slavery in...

Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History
Until December 31

Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Artifacts, pictures, text and a documentary video tell the stories of many of the African-American families who settled in Oakville and were...

Pathway of the Giants
Until December 31

Pathway of the Giants

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

An absolutely outstanding work of art, this 20 foot long wood carving pays hommage to the artist's ancestors travelling from Pennsylvannia to...

Grand Old Christmas Festival
Until December 3

Grand Old Christmas Festival

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Step back in time and join us for a Grand Old Christmas Festival!  Christmas spirit abounds at the Grand Old Christmas Festival at the...

Audio Tours of Osgoode Hall
Until December 31

Audio Tours of Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall (The Law Society of Ontario) - Toronto

The Law Society's series of heritage self-guided tours allow you to enjoy Osgoode Hall outside our regular tour calendar, all year round ...

Afternoon Tea at Arabella's Tea Room
Until September 30

Afternoon Tea at Arabella's Tea Room

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Enjoy a light afternoon tea at Arabella's Tea Room on the grounds of the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum, featuring fresh-baked...

Alphabet Book: M is for Meaford Museum
Until December 31

Alphabet Book: M is for Meaford Museum

Meaford Museum - Meaford

We are so pleased to announce that our new publication ‘Alphabet Book: M is for Meaford Museum’ is finally available! This book...

Voices of Grey
Until December 31

Voices of Grey

Grey Roots Museum and Archives - Owen Sound

It’s time for a change! We have an exciting new exhibit titled Voices of Grey opening late July 2019. In Voices of Grey, the stories of Grey...

Online Offerings
Until December 31

Online Offerings

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Can't visit us in person? Looking to learn more before or after your visit?The Brockville Museum offers a host of online resources from virtual...

Ask A Historian
Until September 29

Ask A Historian

Heritage Mississauga - Mississauga

Join Heritage Mississauga every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. for an episode of Ask A Historian.Our Historian, Matthew Wilkinson, will be answering questions...

between the covers
Until April 30

between the covers

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

FREE ADMISSION:  Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, noon to 5:30. What's on now:...Books!One of the gallery's mandates is to publish -- on...

True of False? | The Fun Science Exhibition
Until May 21

True of False? | The Fun Science Exhibition

Joseph Brant Museum - Burlington

Joseph Brant Museummuseumsofburlington.ca True or False? The Fun Science Exhibition, invites visitors to use their critical senses to examine...

Gananoque Heritage Walking Tour
Until February 22

Gananoque Heritage Walking Tour

1000 Islands History Museum - Gananoque

Welcome to Gananoque! From its early industrial history to its modern role as a town of tourists, take a walk back in time and explore the Town as it...

Sara Saves/Sara sauve
Until February 22

Sara Saves/Sara sauve

1000 Islands History Museum - Gananoque

The 1000 Islands History Museum is excited to announce the launch of its Sara Saves program: a free, bilingual, online educational program about...

A Pinch of Salt, A Dash of Pepper: History of Community Cookbooks
Until May 25

A Pinch of Salt, A Dash of Pepper: History of Community Cookbooks

Dryden and District Museum - Dryden

The Dryden & District Museum’s new exhibit, “A Pinch of Salt, A Dash of Pepper: History of Community Cookbooks”, opens on...

Junior Volunteer Program
Until June 17

Junior Volunteer Program

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Hutchison House Museum is seeking enthusiastic junior volunteers ages 8 and up to join our museum team this summer.  Volunteer duties:...

Just What The Doctor Ordered
Until November 25

Just What The Doctor Ordered

AYLMER - MALAHIDE Museum & Archives - Aylmer

A new exhibit by the Aylmer-Malahide Museum. Just What The Doctor Ordered: Exploring the lives of the men and women who kept Aylmer and Malahide...

The Graf Family and Weaving in Port Colborne
Until December 28

The Graf Family and Weaving in Port Colborne

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Come and explore Port Colborne’s rich heritage of local weaving and the skills and traditions of textile arts in the museum's Timber Cabin...

PROMENADES, EXHIBITION OF ART BY VASYL KONDRATUK
Until June 30

PROMENADES, EXHIBITION OF ART BY VASYL KONDRATUK

Taras Shevchenko Museum - Toronto

On Sunday May 1, 2022, the Shevchenko Museum at 1604 Bloor Street West in Toronto, Ontario, will present PROMENADES, the opening of an exhibition and...

Nigh Agora
Until December 28

Nigh Agora

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Explore our permanent exhibit in the Carriage House on the grounds of the museum. The exhibit showcases artifacts from a country museum on Pinecrest...

Judging
Until November 28

Judging

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Helen Kinnear was called to the bar a century ago, beginning a legal career during which she accomplished several firsts for women, including...

A Village by the Canal
Until December 20

A Village by the Canal

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Look back to over 150 years ago when Port Colborne was incorporated as a village.  This exhibit explores the remarkable history of daily life in...

Read Me a Story: Fables and Fairytales
Until December 31

Read Me a Story: Fables and Fairytales

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Elders have tried to teach children important life lessons through storytelling since time began. Through museum artifacts we take a whimsical look...

WHAT'S YOUR TYPE? Textiles and Typewriters
Until March 31

WHAT'S YOUR TYPE? Textiles and Typewriters

Oakville Museum - Oakville

This exhibit explores two machines with complex relationships with women, their societal roles and their voices. It features typewriters and sewing...

Big Cheese Days
Until May 28

Big Cheese Days

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

Check out BIG CHEESE DAYS in Oxford County on every Saturday in May.  Start your tour of the award winning Oxford County Cheese Trail with a...

Toddler Days
May 20

Toddler Days

Joseph Brant Museum - Burlington

Our Toddler Days program is back! The program takes place at Joseph Brant Museum from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Fridays from March 25 to May 20 . The...

Oakville's First Post Office
May 21 - October 1

Oakville's First Post Office

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Oakville’s first post office was built in 1835 and William Chisholm served as the first postmaster. The building originally stood on...

STILL WITH US: FLOYD KUPTANA - Reception & Memorial
May 27

STILL WITH US: FLOYD KUPTANA - Reception & Memorial

Gallery Arcturus - Toronto

STILL WITH US: FLOYD KUPTANACelebrating the artist Works in stone, paint, pastel and paper Reception Friday May 27, 2022  6 - 9pm - with...

Doors Open 2022
May 28 - May 29

Doors Open 2022

Toronto Railway Museum - Toronto

Join us on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 for Doors Open Toronto! Event details coming soon, please check the TRM website https://...

Arabella's Pie Social and History Fair
May 29

Arabella's Pie Social and History Fair

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Join us for Arabella's Pie Social and History Fair!Enjoy Pie and Beverages served in Arabella's Tea Room (by Reservation Only 905-834-7604 or...

Culinary Kids Club
May 29

Culinary Kids Club

Ireland House Museum - Burlington

Our Culinary Kids Club program provides a fun, hands-on learning environment for participants to explore several cooking methods, including some use...

Heritage Village and Exhibit Tours
June 1 - August 30

Heritage Village and Exhibit Tours

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

Exhibit and Heritage Village Tours: Join museum staff for a guided tour of the Museum’s Exhibits and Heritage Village on Friday afternoons...

Friday Tour Days!
June 3 - August 26

Friday Tour Days!

Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum - Port Colborne

We are very pleased to announce that Friday Tour Days are back for 2022 during the months of June, July and AugustJune 3    ...

Progress Pride flag raising
June 4 - June 30

Progress Pride flag raising

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Come join the museum this June for the raising of the Progress Pride Flag as part of the Lanark County Wide Pride Parade 2022!The Progress Pride flag...

Beyond Human Limits
June 4 - September 24

Beyond Human Limits

Joseph Brant Museum - Burlington

Get Up, Keep Going, Push Further. Beyond Human Limits takes visitors inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology,...

Jubilee Garden Tea & Tour
June 5

Jubilee Garden Tea & Tour

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates an historic reign of 70 years on the throne. In honor of this historic event, Hutchison House volunteers are...

Fairy Garden PA Day Workshop
June 10

Fairy Garden PA Day Workshop

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Get your wings fluttering for our Fairy Garden Workshop! Make a whimsical fairy garden to take home and display. Perfect for children ages 6 to 12.$...

Culinary Kids Club
June 19

Culinary Kids Club

Ireland House Museum - Burlington

Our Culinary Kids Club program provides a fun, hands-on learning environment for participants to explore several cooking methods, including some use...

25th Annual Father's Day Smoke & Steam Show
June 19

25th Annual Father's Day Smoke & Steam Show

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Enjoy the Kawarthas’ original tractor show featuring power equipment displays, tractor games, vintage farm trucks, tractor and wagon rides, a...

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day flag raising
June 21 - June 30

Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day flag raising

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Come join the museum this June for the raising of the Algonquin Anishinabek Flag as part of honouring and recognizing truths in Canada on Canada...

Games Day
July 8

Games Day

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

 Are you looking for some laid-back fun? Come to Hutchison House on Fridays in the summer for Games Day. During this drop-in program, play board...

25th Annual Transportation Day Car & Motorcycle Show
July 10

25th Annual Transportation Day Car & Motorcycle Show

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Join us in the historic village as car enthusiasts from across Ontario showcase their antique & classic cars and vintage motorcycles with over 25...

Summer Workshops
July 14 - August 25

Summer Workshops

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Get creative at our Thursday morning summer workshops! Each week we will focus on a different crafting or historic cooking activity. Suitable for...

Games Day
July 15

Games Day

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

 Are you looking for some laid-back fun? Come to Hutchison House on Fridays in the summer for Games Day. During this drop-in program, play board...

In The Forest
July 16 - September 17

In The Forest

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

In The Forest, an art installation by artist Kai Chan.A distinguishing feature of the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery, which is housed in the...

Games Day
July 22

Games Day

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

 Are you looking for some laid-back fun? Come to Hutchison House on Fridays in the summer for Games Day. During this drop-in program, play board...

August 14

"Tying the Knot" - Early Wedding Traditions

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Join us as we delve into wedding traditions of the 19th century and learn about some of the origins of practices popularized then, and now. Slip on...

Fibrefest – An Annual Festival of the Fibre Arts
September 7 - September 11

Fibrefest – An Annual Festival of the Fibre Arts

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Come out to the Friendly Town of Almonte on September 10th and 11th for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 27th Annual...

Village by Lantern Light
September 16

Village by Lantern Light

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Tour the village by the soft glow of lantern light and experience the charm of Village life after dark. 

Village by Lantern Light
September 17

Village by Lantern Light

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Tour the village by the soft glow of lantern light and experience the charm of Village life after dark.