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Songs For Little People & My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair

An early recording of popular children’s songs, and a Scottish folk song with an arrangement by Joseph Haydn, performed by a beloved Canadian singer.

France on Canada’s doorstep

A visit to St-Pierre-Miquelon will reward you with a unique experience of this corner of French North America where the language and culture are at once familiar and fascinatingly different.

Expo 67: The Invented Islands

Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.

2016 The Governor General's History Awards

Centre d'archives de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The Governor General's History Award winning project, Avec les yeux d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, brings together three groups of Vaudreuil-Dorion citizens to breathe new life into the city’s old photos. 

The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Voices of the Valley, a museum exhibition developed by The Reach in collaboration with the MSA Museum Society aims to inspire visitors of all ages to explore the rich collections of historical objects, photographs, and archival materials that tell the story of the Abbotsford community through the eyes of individuals who have shaped it.

Maison Saint-Gabriel

Maison Saint-Gabriel, a museum and historic site in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Quebec, made quite an impact with its recent project celebrating the 350th anniversary of the first horses to arrive in New France (1665–2015). 

What's happening in your neighbourhood?

Nominate an exceptional history project in your community for this year’s Governor General's History Award.


In This Issue

Lost Stories Found

Collaboration by historians and artists reveals diverse histories.

Radio Pioneer

Transatlantic messages revolutionized human communications.


From brewers, to rail barons, to oil-and-gas giants, these tycoons changed Canada.

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