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Celebrate Paris with the Oakville Museum: A French Connection

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:15 PM

“Paris is always a good idea”, said Audrey Hepburn in the 1954 movie, Sabrina. Ah, but springtime in Paris! Equating springtime in the City of Light with extreme bliss is somewhat of a cliché.

Special Glen Abbey Public Meeting

Update: Glen Abbey Public Meeting Update – Pay Attention

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Friday, January 4, 2019 4:20 PM

At the Glen Abbey Public Meeting on January 7th, Councillor did not cry uncle.

Harry Barrett

Former Oakville Mayor Harry Barrett dies at 93

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Friday, November 30, 2018 7:20 PM

Former Mayor Harry Barrett helped shape Oakville into the wonderful community it is today.

Cultural Appropriation

What is Appropriate & What is Appropriation – A Panel Discussion

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:00 PM

The next in a series of vital conversations and in response to the calls for action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Partnership for Truth & Reconciliation in Oakville is presenting a panel discussion ...

Digital Heritage Collections

Digital heritage collections launched by Oakville Museum

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:43 PM

Oakville Museum is now offering online digital heritage collections that allow visitors to explore and discover historical objects and photographs at any time of day, and from anywhere.

Tree Lady

The Tree Lady: how Oakville saved a 260 year old white oak

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Friday, January 12, 2018 4:00 PM

I’m not certain when it was that I fell to earth in a field on the north shore of Lake Ontario. My location is halfway between places known today as Toronto and Hamilton.

Lakeshore Bridge

Lakeshore Bridge over the 16 Mile Creek: Past to Present

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:00 PM

On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM the new Lakeshore bridge spanning the 16 Mile Creek will open to the public with an official ribbon cutting.

Bronte Village History, Trail Opening, July 2017, Oakville, Ontario

Beacon technology brings Bronte Village history to life

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Monday, July 24, 2017 11:19 AM

The Bronte Heritage Trail is a new walking trail designed to bring Bronte Village history to life with location based content, e-beacons and interpretive signage

Oil spilling from barrels

Canada’s Double Speak & Betrayal of Indigenous People

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:00 AM

While I am not in the least surprised by Trump’s blatant disregard over the rights of indigenous people on matters pertaining to the construction of the North Dakota pipeline, I was more than a little ...

Marc-André Bernier; The Discovery of the Franklin Expedition’s Royal Navy Ships

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00 AM

Marc-André Bernier, guest speaker at the sold-out Canadian Club of Halton dinner on January 26, 2017 considers himself a lucky man.

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