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Celebrate Heritage Week 2017 – February 20-26

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February 01, 2017
Love of the Lantern: Black History Month 2017

Feel the warmth of Heritage Hall with friends by joining in festivities throughout Black History Month 2017

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February 01, 2017
Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum will host a temporary exhibit from the Archives of Ontario

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February 17, 2017
Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards recognize exceptional achievements in conservation

TORONTO – Today, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell is presenting the 2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards

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February 19, 2017
Gravenhurst Winter Carnival

Join us for a week-long carnival of family fun

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February 21, 2017
Family Fundraising Concert

As part of the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival, join a fun-filled night of music

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February 21, 2017
Ottawa Heritage Day

Join the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and the City of Ottawa Museums and Heritage Programs Branch and browse displays and mingle with exhibitors

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February 21, 2017
First Anniversary Celebration of Kingston's Heritage Resource Centre

Drop by to see unique artifacts, take a guided tour of the historical Kingston City Hall and learn how to use the HRC

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February 21, 2017
Canada 150 Winter Lecture Series: Black History in Owen Sound

Join Terri Jackson for a lecture about Owen Sound’s rich Black heritage, which dates from pre-Confederation times

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February 21, 2017
Gravenhurst Trivia Night

Join us for an exciting Team Trivia night

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February 21, 2017
Heritage Walking Tour

This Gravenhurst heritage walking tour will bring to life the stories of some of Gravenhurst’s oldest buildings

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February 22, 2017
Commemorating the Past, Creating Identity

Hear thought-provoking research on the intersections of monuments, museums, event commemorations and identity creation

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February 22, 2017
Ignite Gravenhurst

Enlighten us … but make it quick. Ignite is a series of fast and fun presentations

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February 23, 2017
Heat up the Night in Downtown Gravenhurst

As part of the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival, celebrate our rich heritage in historical Gravenhurst

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February 23, 2017
Hot Jazz on a Cold Night

As part of the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival, The Gypsy Market Mews welcomes you to join them for hot jazz

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February 25, 2017
Heritage Fair 2017

This Antiques Roadshow-inspired event will have local heritage experts onsite at Museum London

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February 25, 2017
Heritage Day in Wilmot Township

For 2017, the Committee is proud to present the theme of Celebrating 25 Years of the New Hamburg Heritage Conservation District

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February 25, 2017
Heritage Week Exhibit and Open House

Celebrate local heritage and the 150th anniversary of Confederation with refreshments, activities and the launch of two exhibits

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February 25, 2017
24th Annual Heritage Dinner

Join us at our annual fundraising dinner and discover more about Franco-Ontarian heritage

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February 25, 2017
Grey Roots at the Owen Sound Attack

Grey Roots is a sponsor for the Owen Sound Attack hockey game tonight

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February 25, 2017
Sousatzka

Strictly limited engagement prior to Broadway! The world premiere of the new musical Sousatzka is based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens

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February 26, 2017
Ryde Barn Quilt Trail Bus Tour

On February 26, we will be hosting bus tours of the Barn Quilt Trail

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February 26, 2017
The Sounds of Buxton

The Buxton National Historic & Museum, along with Buxton’s Next Generation and St. John’s Lodge # 9 present The Sounds of Buxton

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February 28, 2017
Arts Management Symposium

Arts Ahead was created as an experiential learning opportunity

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March 01, 2017
The Origins of Canadian Multiculturalism: The Case of Watson Kirkconnell

Take a journey through the life and thought of Watson Kirkconnell, dubbed the "father of Canadian multiculturalism"

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March 08, 2017
Toys and TV – Finding a Uniquely Canadian Identity in the 1950s and 1960s

Discover the fascinating part that toys and television played in promoting Canadian nationalism and shaping a Canadian identity

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March 15, 2017
Making Meaning in Early Aboriginal-European Relationships

How did Aboriginal Peoples and Europeans make meaning in their early encounters

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
Learn about Josiah Henson, recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad
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Ontario's Places of Worship
Ontario's Places of Worship
Discover Ontario’s Places of Worship and see how they have influenced the history of our province
Fulford Place
Fulford Place
Enjoy a tour of this magnificent 20,000-square-foot, 35-room Edwardian mansion in Brockville on the sweeping shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Tour period rooms and landscaped grounds.
Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
Explore the Online Plaque Guide
Explore the Online Plaque Guide
For over 50 years now, provincial plaques have told Ontario's stories ...
Heritage Matters
Heritage Matters
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Ottawa was originally called Bytown after Colonel By, the officer who supervised the construction of the Rideau Canal.
Heritage Venues

Heritage Venues

For unique, elegant and memorable events, the Ontario Heritage Trust offers historical venues conveniently located in the heart of Toronto for your next private party, wedding, reception or corporate event. (Photo: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto)
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