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A Pre-Confederation Hardware Store Closes Its Doors

Petrolia, Ontario is famous for its place in the story of oil. The oil boom hit the place like a…

The Colony of Avalon Shares Stories of Canada from Before the Country We Now Know Existed

About an hour’s drive south of Newfoundland’s capital, St. John’s, is the Town of Ferryland. It’s a quiet, coastal community…

Inuit House Brings Stories to Life

Several years ago, a team of archeologists uncovered the remains of a sod house, a traditional Inuit structure, near Iqaluit…

Toronto Epidemics: The Beginning

In 1832 the Town of York experienced an epidemic of cholera. In 1834, the year York was renamed Toronto, cholera…

5 examples exhibiting the vitality of the French language in Canada

Every year, on March 20th, the world celebrates International Francophonie Day. Following the celebrations that took place last month, we…

10 Heritage Leaders Who Just Happen to be Women

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is observed all over the world to shine a light on the…

Exploring the Black Canadian Legacy through Heritage Places

February is Black History Month and this presents an extraordinary opportunity to explore the legacy of Black Canadians through heritage…

5 Historic Places With a Soft Spot for Romance

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve been on the hunt for sweet love stories in historic places – and…

Dale Jarvis uses storytelling and folklore to capture intangible cultural heritage

Working with communities around Newfoundland and Labrador, Dale Jarvis uses folklore to capture the spirit of places. Dale has been…

Believer or skeptic? Ghost stories attract people to learn about local heritage

Spirits, specters and phantoms exist in the minds and experiences of millions of Canadians. The numerous tales surrounding these spiritual…

Winning Back Winnipeg: The History of Conservation in Manitoba’s Capital City

By Irene Galea & Cindy Tugwell With notes from David McDowell “Looking back at the organization of Heritage Winnipeg it…

Samantha Cutrara Vouches for Emotional Connections to History Via Technological Lens

Why should young people learn about history? Ask Samantha Cutrara. Her approach is simple: Because youth want it. “It’s such…

Walking Winnipeg’s Past – 6,000 Years in Eight Sites

The grain trade, labour strikes, and extraordinary architecture: three things for which Winnipeg is known today. However, the city’s history…