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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.

two muscians

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 ...

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