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Chime the Bells of Freedom!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:45 AM

Never have I been at a public gathering more moving than that of the opening of the African American Museum adjacent the Washington Monument in the American capital a few days ago. Given the rapid ...

2 dancer in 18 century dress

Oakville’s Emancipation Day Family Picnic

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Monday, July 25, 2016 11:30 AM

The Oakville Museum, in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, invites everyone to celebrate a significant achievement in Canadian history at the annual Emancipation Day Family Picnic

Coach House

Oakville Museum seeking public input on future use of Coach House

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:30 AM

Oakville Museum is asking for the public’s help to determine a new use for the Coach House building on the grounds of Erchless Estate. Members of the community are invited to share their ideas at ...

Oakville Mayor's Annual Picnic

Share your memories of Oakville as part of the Tale of the Town theatre and media project

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Monday, May 30, 2016 4:00 PM

Have you watched downtown Oakville change over the years? If you have a compelling community story or memory to share you won’t want to miss the Tale of a Town project coming to Oakville next ...

Display of art and fashion

Art meets Fashion at Oakville Museum

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Friday, May 27, 2016 7:00 PM

What do Pierre Trudeau, Elizabeth Taylor and The Beatles have in common? They are all featured in Oakville’s newest Art and Fashion exhibition that will take visitors on a 250-year journey through the world of ...

Do You Know Your Local History

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:00 AM

Do you know where the names Belyea, Sovereign and Nelson came from? Do you know how old Bronte is? Every wonder what the First Nations history of the Bronte Creek River Basin is?

Students walking with Canadian Flag

The Ridge is going to The Ridge! Vimy 100 Walk-A-Thon

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:00 AM

On April 9th, the students and staff of Iroquois Ridge High School commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by walking 3.6km from the high school in Ward 6 to the Royal ...

boy playing drum who is wearing a red t-shirt

Oakville Celebrates Black History Month 2016

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Monday, February 8, 2016 9:30 AM

The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) partnered with the Oakville Museum to host the exciting Kickoff Celebration to Black History Month 2016. This event is usually held with snow blustering outside. This year, however, ...

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3rd Annual Oakville Black History Bike Tour

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:45 AM

Cycle Oakville is pleased to lead the 3rd Annual Black History Bike Tour on Monday, August 3rd – a leisurely guided bicycle tour of historical landmarks celebrating Oakville’s ties to the Underground Railroad.

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Visual Exhibit of Oakville’s Black History

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:00 AM

Freedom’s Story is part of the Creative Campus initiative Sheridan Reads celebration of Lawrence Hill’s Book of Negroes, which speaks to elements of Black History in Canada.

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