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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...

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...

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...

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...

Exhibition: Stories from the Edge
Until December 24

Exhibition: Stories from the Edge

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Ancaster

Set on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, with a bounty of water and resources, Ancaster has attracted humans since the retreat of the last glacier...

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...

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...

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...

The Artistic Legacy of the Brockville Art School
Until December 31

The Artistic Legacy of the Brockville Art School

Brockville Museum - Brockville

The Brockville Museum has launched a new exhibit featuring early 20th century artwork of the Brockville area on May 18, 2022. The exhibit features...

Oakville's First Post Office
Until 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...

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc: 50 Years and Counting
Until October 22

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc: 50 Years and Counting

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc - Strathroy

This year, Museum Strathroy-Caradoc celebrates their 50th anniversary.  This is a chance for you to learn OUR history and how we preserve and...

Food, Guns and Clan Politics: UNOSOM and UNITAF in Somalia (1992-1995)
September 29

Food, Guns and Clan Politics: UNOSOM and UNITAF in Somalia (1992-1995)

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum - London

In the early 1990s, Somalia was the theatre of violent clashes between various factions, wide spread starvation, and a refugee crisis. Under UN...

Truth and Reconciliation Day Reception
September 30

Truth and Reconciliation Day Reception

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Join us for a special reception for Truth and Reconciliation Day on Friday September 30th, from 7-9pm, as we unveil our new Land Acknowledgement...

Truth, Destiny and Self-Determination
October 1 - December 18

Truth, Destiny and Self-Determination

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum - Almonte

Truth, Destiny and Self-determination – A project coordinated by textile artist Line Dufour, with the participation of over 500 international...

Applefest
October 2

Applefest

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Tempt your taste buds with the sweetest event of the year! Come out to Lang for a colourful fall celebration of apples and the harvest. See the Cider...

2022 Cold War Speaker Series: The LGBT Purge
October 6

2022 Cold War Speaker Series: The LGBT Purge

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum - Ottawa

Join us for the Diefenbunker's 2022 Cold War Speaker Series – a free series of virtual talks that highlight relevant Cold War...

Apple Festival
October 8

Apple Festival

Battlefield House Museum & Park - Stoney Creek

Join us for fall-time harvest fun in Battlefield Park. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games, pumpkin decorating, demonstrations, entertainment, and don...

Pumpkinfest
October 15

Pumpkinfest

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum - Ingersoll

Plenty of free family fun at the hugely popular annual Pumpkin Fest held at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum includes crafts, games,...

Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll
October 27

Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum - Ancaster

Fieldcote is pleased to partner with Frank Panabaker Home & School Association and Ancaster Community Services for this “boo-tiful”...

Steam Museum After Dark – Adult Flashlight Tour
October 28

Steam Museum After Dark – Adult Flashlight Tour

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Experience the historic Hamilton Waterworks in a completely different light! This special after-dark tour will take you through the fascinating 1859...

Historic All Hallows' Eve
October 28

Historic All Hallows' Eve

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween. Featuring magic, games, fortune telling, tractor and wagon rides and more, this all-ages event is...

Historic All Hallows' Eve
October 29

Historic All Hallows' Eve

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Discover the origins and traditions of Halloween. Featuring magic, games, fortune telling, tractor and wagon rides and more, this all-ages event is...

Steam Museum After Dark – Family Flashlight Tour
October 29

Steam Museum After Dark – Family Flashlight Tour

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Experience the historic Hamilton Waterworks in a completely different light! This special after-dark tour will take you through the fascinating 1859...

2022 Cold War Speaker Series: Canada, the Cold War, and the Korean War
November 17

2022 Cold War Speaker Series: Canada, the Cold War, and the Korean War

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum - Ottawa

Join us for the Diefenbunker's 2022 Cold War Speaker Series – a free series of virtual talks that highlight relevant Cold War...

Christmas Bazaar at the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building
November 19

Christmas Bazaar at the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

This Christmas market offers a fine selection of unique bits and baubles, handmade gifts, and festive decorations to satisfy all your holiday...

Winter Past Times
November 22 - December 30

Winter Past Times

Battlefield House Museum & Park - Stoney Creek

Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early...

The McQuesten Family Christmas
November 26 - January 8

The McQuesten Family Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden - Hamilton

Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year, the family's toys are gathered...

Victorian Christmas
November 26 - January 8

Victorian Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton

Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian...

Take Apart Workshop
November 27 - November 28

Take Apart Workshop

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

What makes a toaster pop? What’s inside a monitor? How does a switch work? Find out this at the Steam Museum’s “Take Apart Workshop...

Christmas by Candlelight
December 3

Christmas by Candlelight

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Get into the merriment of the season with a traditional Pioneer Christmas. Join along in a carol sing, tour the village by wagon ride, meet Father...

Christmas Evening Tours
December 3 - December 4

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall,...

Grand Old Christmas Festival
December 4

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...

Christmas by Candlelight
December 4

Christmas by Candlelight

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

Get into the merriment of the season with a traditional Pioneer Christmas. Join along in a carol sing, tour the village by wagon ride, meet Father...

Christmas Evening Tours
December 9 - December 11

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall,...

Christmas Model Train Show
December 11

Christmas Model Train Show

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Join the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers in the 1913 Electric Pumphouse for a steam train day. Stay a while and build a bridge, try the bean bag coal...

Christmas Evening Tours
December 16 - December 18

Christmas Evening Tours

Dundurn National Historic Site - Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall,...

Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers
December 27 - December 31

Winter Break Drop-In Activity Centre: Victorian Toy Makers

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

This winter break, the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is hosting a free, drop-in activity centre all about Victorian toy making! In the...