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Ontario Historical Society - North York

Mission Statement: The OHS was founded in 1888 to encourage and assist museum, historical societies, heritage committees and other cultural groups to research, preserve and...

Resources

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery - Kitchener

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery provides a number of engaging contemporary and historical exhibitions and art education experiences for children and adults. Exhibitions of...

Art Museum / Gallery

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63 Collingwood - Collingwood

This is a Military Museum located within Branch 63 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Currently we have a display commemorating WW1 which began 100 years ago this (2014) August. We...

Resources

Grimsby Museum - Grimsby

This community museum displays artifacts relating to the history of Grimsby and surrounding communities, from prehistory to the current day. The museum offers education programs,...

Community Museum

Canadian Fire Fighters Museum - Port Hope

A nationally-focused museum focused on the history of fire fighting in Canada. Artifacts from 1790 to early 1950s, horse and hand-drawn fire apparatus to 1890, motorized fire...

Specialized Collection

Elgin County Heritage Centre - St. Thomas

A local history collection focusing on Elgin County is featured at this community museum. Research facilities are also available. A variety of workshops are offered; for a...

Community Museum

Woodland Cultural Centre - Brantford

This site celebrates the culture of the Eastern Woodland First Peoples. Holdings include prehistoric archaeological specimens, historic material culture, archival materials,...

Art Museum / Gallery | Ethnically Specific Museum

Garrison Petawawa Military Museums - Petawawa

The memory of our airborne forces are preserved and honored in this National Defence museum through the sometimes heart wrenching, heroic and always human stories of the soldiers...

Military Museum

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre - Toronto

Set in the scenic Don River Valley, Todmorden Mills Museum is a unique industrial settlement which tells the story of early industry in the City of Toronto. The present-day site...

Archives | Community Museum

Boyd Heritage Museum - Bobcaygeon

Located in the Boyd Lumber Office built in 1889, this community museum explores the history of one of the area's founding families. The Boyd family's influence on the...

Community Museum | Specialized Collection

Main gallery showing artifacts from the past 150 years of Waterford's history

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) offers a vibrant public space where community members can gather to learn, to create, to discuss, to perform, and to socialize...

Community Museum | Agricultural Site

The Museum of The Royal Regiment of Canada - Toronto

The museum preserves and displays the history of the Royal Regiment of Canada and its several predecessors for the benefit of both the members of the regiment and the public at...

Military Museum | Historic Building

Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre - Red Lake

The Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre is open year-round and houses a historical museum featuring displays on Aboriginal history, gold mining, the fur trade, immigration and much...

Community Museum | Art Museum / Gallery

Kingston City Hall National Historic Site of Canada - Kingston

Take a free guided tour of magnificent Kingston City Hall, built in 1841-43 when Kingston was the first capital of Canada.

Historic Building

The Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site

Oil Museum of Canada - Oil Springs

The Oil Museum of Canada is one of Ontario oldest National Historic Sites, and is home to North America's the first commerical oil well. It tells the story of Canada's...

Community Museum | Living History Site

nature museum

Canadian Museum of Nature - Ottawa

The Canadian Museum of Nature is a natural history museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Its collections, which were started by the Geological Survey of Canada in 1856, include all...

Natural Science / History Collection

Montgomery's Inn - Etobicoke

This historic building displays furnishings associated with an 1850 inn in rural Canada West and tells the story of travellers and immigration to Etobicoke. Special events, course...

Historic Building

The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum

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

This military museum focuses on artifacts and vehicles related to the Ontario Regiment and the City of Oshawa. Visitors to the museum can view a 1944, 38-ton Sherman tank; an Anti...

Military Museum | Specialized Collection

Photograph of the entrance to the Lambton Heritage Museum

Lambton Heritage Museum - Grand Bend

Discover the history of Lambton County at the Lambton Heritage Museum, south of Grand Bend. The museum includes a modern exhibit centre plus a slaughterhouse, blacksmith shop,...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Nipigon Historical Museum - Nipigon

The Nipigon Historical Museum collects, protects and displays artifacts representing a time period of before European contact to present day.  The Nipigon Historical Museum...

Community Museum

Haileybury Heritage Museum - Haileybury

The main focus at this community museum is the "Great Fire" of 1922 which destroyed 90 per cent of the community. Exhibits include a 1904 Toronto Railway Company...

Community Museum

Gallery of Early Canadian Flight - Wiarton

Located in a cafe setting overlooking the tarmac and runways of Wiarton-Keppel Airport, The Gallery of Early Canadian Flight is a collection of archival photos, artist's prints,...

Specialized Collection

Elman W. Campbell Museum - Newmarket

The history of Newmarket from its first settlement to the present day is the focus of this community museum. Items at the site include a model railroad, archives and changing...

Community Museum

Woodstock Museum N.H.S.

Woodstock Museum N.H.S. - Woodstock

This community museum is housed in the nationally designated 1853 Old Town Hall, featuring a restored council chamber and 1889 concert hall. Changing exhibition programs highlight...

Community Museum

Chatham-Kent Museum entrance, Murray Street

Chatham-Kent Museum - Chatham

For over 60 years, the Chatham-Kent Museum has been selectively acquiring artifacts of local and national significance. Through exhibitions, public programs, educational tours,...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Toronto Harbour Commission Archives - Toronto

Toronto's waterfront development is documented in this archives by Toronto Harbour Commissioners' board minutes, correspondence, legal and financial papers, central...

Archives

Two young people walk up to the museum's front enterance

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Brockville's history is one of prominent manufacturers, formidable wealth, fascinating historical figures and vivacious ordinary people all interconnected by a dynamic river...

Community Museum | Historic Building

St. Marys Museum - St. Marys

This historic building houses artifacts relating to the history of the community from its earliest settlement. The site features changing exhibits and programs and an archival...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site - St. George

The Homestead Museum is the birthplace and childhood home of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, one of Canada's most eminent citizens. As the co-founder the Women's Institute, YWCA...

Historic Building | Living History Site

Ron Morel Memorial Museum - Kapuskasing

This site's collection focuses on the Kapuskasing region from 1914 to the present. The museum is housed in two Canadian National Railway coaches, an engine and a caboose....

Community Museum

Kingston Scout Museum - Kingston

Welcome to the Kingston Scout Museum!  We are open by appointment - leave a message at: 613 329-3456 or through www.kingstonscoutmuseum.ca. Recognizing one hundred plus...

Specialized Collection

Ontario Black History Society - Toronto

Mission Statement: The Ontario Black History Society was founded in 1978 as a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and study of Black...

Resources

Murney Tower National Historic Site - Kingston

Operated by the Kingston Historical Society, this National Historic Site examines the history of how Martello Towers were used as defensive sites. Visitors can also learn about...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Ridgeway Battlefield Site - Ridgeway

June 1, 1866, the Fenians attacked Canada at the Battle of Ridgeway. This Battle provided additional impetus for the provinces to join Confederation and to begin development of a...

Military Museum

Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives - Napanee

Enjoy a day trip to the 19th century market town of Napanee, on the banks of the Napanee River. Begin your discovery at the County Museum and Archives, a historical and...

Archives | Community Museum

Magnetawan Heritage Centre - Magnetawan

Magnetawan Heritage Centre located next to the locks in the former Dailey Brothers Power House. We also have a log-cabin with early days pioneer artifacts from the local area...

Community Museum

Haliburton Highlands Museum - Haliburton

The primary focus of this community museum is on the Haliburton area from the mid-to-late-nineteenth century. The site features a main gallery building open all year as well as...

Community Museum

The Cloyne Pioneer Museum has has an accessible entrance.

Cloyne Pioneer Museum & Archives - Cloyne

The Cloyne and District Historical Society is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer organization whose mandate is to preserve and record the history of the local area and to...

Community Museum

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - Toronto

This historic schoolhouse, built in 1848 by local brewer Enoch Turner, is available to school groups for day-long living history visits and open to the general public. The...

Children's Museum | Historic Building

The Friends of Algonquin Park - Whitney

The Algonquin Logging Museum is a major interpretive museum where the exhibits are along an easy 1.3 km loop trail which leads you through the story of Algonquin Park logging from...

Park | Archives

Cobalt Mining Museum - Cobalt

This museum's collection includes one of the world's largest native silver displays as well as minerals specimens from around the world. The collection not only displays...

Community Museum | Archives

Toronto's First Post Office - Toronto

Dating back to British colonial times, this building is one of few lef standing from the old town of York. Seating yourself by the fireplace in its cozy reading room you can write...

Historic Building | Community Museum

Bruce Mines Museum - Bruce Mines

Pioneer artifacts from the local region are on display at this community museum, located in a historic church. Guided and costumed tours, school programs and demonstrations are...

Community Museum

Stratford Perth Museum - Stratford

The Stratford-Perth Museum is a community museum which is dedicated to celebrating our area’s rich cultural heritage. The collection includes agricultural, domestic, industrial...

Community Museum

Algonquin Logging Museum - Whitney

Visitors to this indoor/outdoor site can learn about Algonquin Park's logging history from the 1830s to the present. The museum features a 3/4 mile long trail with a log chute...

Specialized Collection | Historic Building

Royal Military College and Fort Frederick - Kingston

Housed in the 1846 Fort Frederick Martello Tower, this museum features displays relating to the military history of the site, which was a naval dockyard and garrison between 1789...

Historic Building | Military Museum

Colour postcard of Church Street Public School

Aurora Museum & Archives - Aurora

The Aurora Museum & Archives re-opened to the public on June 25th, 2015.  Originally started by the Aurora Historical Society, the collection includes over 16,000...

Community Museum

Ontario Provincial Police Museum

Ontario Provincial Police Museum - Orillia

Fascinating and fun for young and old alike, The OPP Museum is located in the impressive Ontario Provincial Police General Headquarters building. Showcasing more than 100 years of...

Specialized Collection

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