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Arnprior and District Museum
- Comprises artifacts, photographs, clothing, and implements all relating to the illustrious local heritage and the surrounding area.
Brant Museum and Archives
- Covers the history of Brant county from the settling of the Six Nations to the end of the Second World War. Three locations in Brantford and Myrtleville, ON.
Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
- A cultural center for history, genealogy, art and music. Interactive displays and programs year round, located in Southampton, ON.
Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
- African Canadian History of the Elgin settlement which became North Buxton and was a terminus point for the Underground Railroad.
- The evolution of money around the world and through the ages, including shells, teeth and cocoa beans, as well as today's currency. Hours and programme information.
- Cold-war era bunker in Carp now open as a museum. Gift shop, news, bunker facts and exhibit information.
Dufferin County Museum and Archives
- Collection of artifacts and archival material that relates to the historical development of the county.
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
- A historic (Victorian) heritage building built in 1848 located in Toronto.
Fort Frances Museum
- Includes a vast collection of photographs and artifacts related to the history of the city and the Rainy River District.
Guelph Civic Museum
- Features exhibitions and public programs which explore the many individuals, cultures and events that contributed to the historic development of the city.
Haliburton Highlands Museum
- Established as a centennial project in 1967, the museum portrays typical village life at the turn of the century.
Lake of the Woods Museum
- Home to a varied and intriguing collection of artifacts and local history archives, which serve not only as the basis for the permanent exhibits but also for changing thematic displays and special events.
Museum on the Boyne
- Exhibits on the people, objects and events that shaped the area in Alliston.
Muskoka Lakes Museum
- Local history in Ontario.
Niagara Historical Society and Museum
- Features collections of early furniture, textiles, militaria and Canadiana. Provides museum hours, admission fees, membership details, and location.
North American Black Historical Museum
- Presents rich Black heritage with special focus on The Underground Railroad and the start of freedom in southern Ontario. Located in Amherstburg, ON.
Old Stone Mill
- Built in 1810 in Delta, it is one of the earliest surviving grist mills of Upper Canada. Features displays of early industrial heritage. Exhibit details, history, and restoration project information.
Peterborough Museum and Archives
- Features over 22,000 artifacts, including 19th and 20th century textiles, costumes, coverlets and quilts, furniture, military artifacts, recreational artifacts, ceramics and appliances, metal toys, clocks, canoes, fossils and minerals. Includes photos, exhibition schedule, hours, location and directions.
Rideau Canal Museum
- Features displays and artifacts about the Rideau Canal, built between 1826 and 1832, linking Kingston and Ottawa by water. Exhibit details, calendar of events, photos, membership information, and location map are presented.
Scarborough Historical Museum
- Traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration, and includes wagon-making tools and is a reminder of the vital role local trades played in sustaining the community.
School House Museum
- Includes a unique collections of artifacts and photographs, some dating back to the 1800's, illustrating the history of the Deep River area.
St. Catharines Museum
- Exhibits, educational programmes on canal and local history, in addition to the Underground Railroad and Lacrone Archives.
St. Joseph Museum & Archives
- Museum devoted to the one of the first French-Canadian settlements in southwestern Ontario and site of Narcisse Cantin’s plans to build a major city and shipping point for the Great Lakes. Located in Zurich, ON.
The Bonnechere Museum
- Traces the local history, the legends and lifestyles, and the major events that helped shape the various municipalities that share the Bonnechere River.
The Bytown Museum
- Traces the history of Ottawa’s early years from the construction of the Rideau Canal and the early days of Bytown to the city’s emergence as Canada’s capital.
The Nepean Museum
- Features local current events, the history of the city and the museum, volunteering information, and a listing of educational displays and services. Located in Nepean (Ottawa), ON.
The OPP Museum
- Orillia. Exhibits of specialized law enforcement equipment, uniforms past and present, insignia, investigative techniques and forensic analysis, vintage vehicles, and police photographs.
The Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre
- Houses interpretive displays about Woodland Caribou Park, a multi-purpose room for temporary and traveling exhibitions, film and musical presentations, education programs, and conferences.
The Salvation Army - Archives and Museum
- Contains exhibits and artifacts in Toronto.
Thunder Bay Museum
- Contains collections, exhibits, programs, archives, and gift shop.
Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House Museum
- National Historic Site Of Canada, the site of the first Red Cross Outpost Hospital, and the first hospital of any kind in the Haliburton County area. Includes hours, events and contact information.
Willoughby Historical Museum
- Exhibit of items from the 1700s to the 1960s, exemplifying life in the Niagara Falls area.
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