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Remember the Children

This project has worked to identify people in residential school photographs & put the images back into the hands of the Indigenous communities represented in the pictures.

Visual History webinar series

Visual History

Stay in the loop! Register to learn more about our upcoming webinar series discussing visual history.

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The story of a refugee who changed Canada

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, let’s take a moment to acknowledge one of Canada’s most influential humanitarian pioneers, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.

Click to read about the history of the 1916 fire on Parliament Hill.

Fire in the House of Commons!

February 3, 2016, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the fire on Parliament Hill.

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Happily Hooked

Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto showcases about 100 rugs from the museum’s huge collection.

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Steeves Family Reunion

This family hopes to break a Guinness World Record by getting enough people with the same last name together in the same place in 2016.

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Sir John A. Macdonald

Inspect these five artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History's recent exhibition.

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House of Refuge

Passion for the past inspires a young historian in Cornwall, Ontario, to memorialize inmates who died at a local ‘poor house.’

Click to view advertisements commemorating Canada’s historic figures.

The Country of Adventurers

The HBC History Foundation launches advertisements commemorating Canada’s historic figures.

Click to view the top ten endanger places of 2015.

Top 10 Endangered Places

These 10 historic structures were named the "most endangered" in Canada according to a list released recently by the National Trust for Canada.

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Cause to Support

New project seeks to identify Inuit people photographed in the early to mid-twentieth century.

New national historic event named

Winnipeg-based dance company celebrates 75 years of historic occasions.

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Hockey Canada Turns 100!

Join the Hockey Canada's Century Tour and learn about their 100 years of history.

One Hundred Years of Winnie

A century ago, Harry Colebourn bought a black bear from a trapper in White River, Ontario for twenty dollars. Colebourn named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg.

Guelph, Ontario honours John McCrae as a physician, poet, and solider with a provincial plaque on Remembrance Day.

Remembering McCrae

Guelph, Ontario honours John McCrae as a physician, poet, and solider with a provincial plaque on Remembrance Day.

Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation is an outstanding display of public history from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Joseph Boyden

Storytelling with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

RWB's Going Home Star stuns audiences' with its outstanding display of public history

The beginning of September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference on Prince Edward Island.

Preparing for Canada's 150th Anniversary

The beginning of September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference on Prince Edward Island.

The Vimy Foundation is asking Canadians to ‘Give a VIMY ($20 bill) for Vimy’ to help raise awareness and funds.

New Education Centre Needs Help

The Vimy Foundation is asking Canadians to ‘Give a VIMY ($20 bill) for Vimy’ to help raise awareness and funds.

Featured History News
May-02-16

Canada’s History: Canada’s History magazine nominated for two National Magazine Awards.

Canada’s History magazine nominated for two National Magazine Awards.

April-27-16

CBC News: Nova Scotia home to oldest known pine tree fossils

Nova Scotia can lay claim to the oldest known pine tree fossils, which date back to the time of the dinosaurs. The fossils, which measure between seven and 20 millimetres and are approximately 140 million years old, were discovered in a gypsum quarry near Windsor that is operated by Fundy Gypsum.

 
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View History Related Events from across Canada.

History and heritage events across Canada.

Causes to Support

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Vimy Foundation

The Vimy Foundation is planning to build the new Education Centre in France in time for the centennial in 2017.

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Bytown Museum House of Refuge

Passion for the past inspires a young historian to memorialize inmates who died at a local ‘poor house.’

 
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