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Denim, a fabric with a history – share yours with us


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:50 PM

The Oakville Museum would like to borrow your well worn clothing for a new temporary exhibit.  From Work Wear to Everywhere: The Story of Denim show will be in the main gallery at the Queen Elizabeth ...

Allan Street, Palmer Avenue, Oakville

Memories of our Allan Street home


Monday, March 11, 2019 11:10 AM

My father and mother (a British war bride), and their young son David, moved from England to Northern Ontario in 1946 where my father worked for Ontario Hydro and where I was born. In the ...

Celebrate Paris with the Oakville Museum: A French Connection


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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