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Join us from February 15-21 as we celebrate Heritage Week 2016

Join our special Heritage Week event on Wednesday, February 17 in Kingston ... (Photo © Queen's University)

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Champlain 400

On October 12, 2015, a provincial plaque was unveiled in Honfleur, France to commemorate the 400th anniversary of French presence in Ontario ...

Snapshots of Ontario's sport heritage

Explore Ontario's sport heritage to understand better how this history continues to shape and motivate Ontarians. (Marilyn Bell preparing to swim, 1954. Photo courtesy of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.)
February 10, 2016
The Canadian Story: Refugees, Immigrants and Black History

To celebrate Black History Month, join The Griffin House for an informative and interesting talk by Leo Nupolu Johnson

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February 11, 2016
The Johnson Family Treasury: Understanding Lives through Recipes

Dr. Nathalie Cooke will discuss The Johnson Family Treasury, a fascinating book of recipes and remedies collected in England in the 18th and 19th centuries

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February 13, 2016
Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto's Subway

Presented in partnership with the Toronto Transportation Society, this exhibit uses photographs, maps and artifacts to examine the complexity and massive scale of the subway's operation

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February 13, 2016
Highlight on Heritage

Come and explore displays from a variety of Peel heritage organizations at Brampton's Bramalea City Centre

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February 13, 2016
Black History Month Documentary Film Festival

The Grey Roots Museum & Archives will be hosting films during Black History Month

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February 13, 2016
23rd Annual Heritage Dinner

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

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February 13, 2016
Heritage Fair

London, Ontario is where we call home. The stories that inhabit our city will come alive at the 2016 Heritage Fair

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February 15, 2016
Heritage Week Display

Join us during Heritage Week 2016 for a closeup look at local heritage

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February 15, 2016
Family Day at the Museum

Come and enjoy a tour of the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village

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February 15, 2016
Family Day at the Museum

Our family of staff and volunteers at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre invites you and your family to join us on Family Day

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February 15, 2016
Fun Family Day Activites

Join us on Family Day for fun activities for all ages

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February 15, 2016
Family Day – Spotlight on Heritage

Join us for an open house and open mike format with over 10 local heritage organizations on site

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February 15, 2016
Family Day at Joseph Brant Museum

Bring your family to Joseph Brant Museum and enjoy indoor interactive activities as you explore our exhibitions

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February 15, 2016
Heritage Week at the Cabin

As part of Black History Month and Heritage Week celebrations, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site will hold special hours during the week

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February 16, 2016
Heritage Day Open House

Visitors can enjoy guided tours of The Grange, built circa 1828 by Sir John Beverley Robinson

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February 16, 2016
Heritage Week Open House

The Richmond Hill Heritage Centre is proud to celebrate Heritage Week with the opening of two new exhibitions

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February 17, 2016
Celebrate Heritage Week 2016 in Kingston

Celebrate Heritage Week 2016 with the Ontario Heritage Trust

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February 17, 2016
Restoring Treasures from Travel Abroad: The Conservation of the Fulford Place Moorish Screen and Table

Simonette Seon-Milette, Collections Administrator at the Ontario Heritage Trust, will be joined by conservators

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February 18, 2016
Black History Month Soul Food Lunch, Learn and Laughs

Join the staff from Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site at Bella's Café for a special soul food luncheon

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February 18, 2016
Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World

Dr. Carolyn Harris will explain how the Magna Carta has shaped political and cultural landscapes in Canada and around the world

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February 18, 2016
EWG Tour - Free during Heritage Week!

Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site – the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – last for 1½ hours and recount the history and restoration of the complex

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February 19, 2016
Asylum Aspirations: A History of Innovation and Psychiatry in Ontario

Dr. Jennifer Bazar, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, will speak about the evolution of psychiatric care

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February 19, 2016
St. Marys Heritage Fair

The St. Marys Heritage Fair features individuals, groups and organizations exhibiting their unique collections and heritage projects

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February 19, 2016
Heritage Dinner and Silent Auction

The North Lanark Historical Society is holding its Annual Heritage Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion in Almonte

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February 20, 2016
Bile, Bandages and Bone Saws: Exploring Medicine in the 1800s

Designed for participants aged 8 to 11, this interactive 2.5-hour session offers an engaging introduction to 19th-century medicine

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February 20, 2016
“Who Dunnit?”

Buxton’s Next Generation and the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum invite you to share Black History Month with them with a special presentation

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February 20, 2016
EWG Tour - Free during Heritage Week!

Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site – the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – last for 1½ hours and recount the history and restoration of the complex

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February 20, 2016
Open House: Joseph Brant Museum

Discover Burlington’s rich cultural past and early foundations at Joseph Brant Museum

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February 21, 2016
Open house: Ireland House at Oakridge Farm

Ireland House at Oakridge Farm presents a detailed history of Burlington from the 1830s to the 1920s

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February 26, 2016
Black History Educators Workshop

Hosted by Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, this workshop is designed to provide educators with the tools and resources to help them incorporate Black history into a more inclusive curriculum

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February 27, 2016
Celebrating Wilmot Township's Heritage Properties

For nearly three decades, the Heritage Wilmot Advisory Committee has presented Heritage Day events

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February 27, 2016
Heritage Information Event

Three experts will discuss the past, present and future of the Oakes Garden Theatre and Rainbow Gardens

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March 06, 2016
Black History Month Celebration

Come to a special Black History Month celebration at the Campbell AME Church

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March 15, 2016
Almost Forgotten: Black History in Oxford County

Join us for a special evening to learn about Oxford County’s Black heritage. Special guest Heather Rennalls will share her research

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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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Did you know?

In June 1813, Laura Secord made her momentous 19-mile (31-kilometre) trek from her home in Queenston (near Niagara-on-the-Lake) to warn the British commander of an impending American attack. Her courage, tenacity and patriotism have made her Ontario's best-known heroine.
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)
Doors Open Ontario 2015 photo contest winners

Doors Open Ontario 2015 photo contest winners

See who won the Doors Open Ontario 2015 Photo Contest ... (Photo: David Campbell, Toronto)
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