On Saturday, July 3rd, mark the start of #HistoricPlacesDays with these virtual events

Join us for events organized by staff of the National Trust for Canada, heritage enthusiasts, and participating places across the country in the descriptions below.

Class is in! Discover the past, present, and future of Glenaladale School on Prince Edward Island.

The 8:50 minute video went live on the National Trust for Canadas social media pages at 10ET | 11AT on July 3rd. 

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.  

Spend #HistoricPlacesDays with Hutchison House Museum as they release their pre-recorded video ‘The Untold Stories of Hutchison House Museum; Sandford Fleming and Jeannie Hall: A love Story.’ 

Explore the romantic side of one of Canada’s icons as he courts and marries his future wife. 

Video will premier on the museum’s Youtube channel on Saturday, July 3rd at 10AM ET. 

Tune in as Natalie Bull, Executive Director of the National Trust for Canada, launches Canada Historic Places Days with an exclusive live tour of Tomlinson Lake Hike to Freedom in New Brunswick. The tour will feature replicas of a squatters cabin, a Black Loyalist pithouse, storyboards, live interpretation, Civil War reenactors and stories about the struggles that Black families faced upon arriving to Atlantic Canada.

 July 3rd, 2021 | 11-11:45 PM ET

 Click here to watch on YouTube. 

 

Celebrate Canada Historic Places Days with The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum as they release a pre-recorded panel exploring unique views from individuals who lived and worked at the Wolseley Baracks: Philip Spencer, former Commander of Canadian Forces Base London, Michael O’Leary, former Regimental Adjutant The Royal Canadian Regiment (currently passionate researcher) and John Mombourquette, Chairperson for The RCR Museum, former member of the Reserve Force. The panel will be moderated by the Museum Curator, Georgiana Stanciu.

The video will premiere on the museum’s YouTube channel on Saturday July 3rd at 11:00am.

Meet the faces of the Huron Historic Gaol and learn about the life Behind the Bars between 1841 and 1911 in this virtual Q&A on Facebook Live. Submit your questions beforehand or ask them live! 

At 11AM ET, 1PM ET, and 3PM ET, join the Gaol on their Facebook Live to hear from three different prisoners and find out what it was like “behind the bars” in the Huron Historic Gaol.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in heritage, but don’t know where to start, join Irene Galea, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Board Member and NextGen Chair for an Instagram Live Q&A session to ask questions and learn about possible career paths, study options, and more. 

Join Sandy Smallwood, the developer who saved and restored the Andrex/Davidson House in the 1970s, to hear stories of lumber barons of Ottawa, the changing fortunes of the Davidson family during the depression, and the urban development pressures on the west side of downtown Ottawa in the 1970s. The tour will feature the ornate wooden walls, doors and ceilings of the Andrex/Davidson House, that Davidson used to showcase his lumber products to potential clients in the 1890s.

July 3rd, 2021 | 1-1:45 PM ET

 Click here to watch on YouTube.

Join us for a showing of “Aabamnigaan: Looking Forward,” a pre-recorded video that tells the story of Nogojiwanong, now known as Peterborough County, from the 1800s and into the present. This storied tour explores both Indigenous and settler local history, which has shaped the lives of many people today. These stories form the basis of the living history that you will experience when you visit Lang Pioneer Village Museum. We invite participants to join us in a Q&A period afterward.

 

July 3rd, 2021 | 3PM ET

Click here to watch on YouTube.

 

Walk in Our Mocs is a two-hour immersive Indigenous experience telling the story of survival on the land and the Métis way of life within the significant Victoria District National Historic Site..

A perfect blend of culture, the great outdoors, and Métis history.

Adherence to physical distancing will be followed.

Register through the Metis Crossing Website.

Join Lauren Johnson, Special Project Assistant for Historic Places Days, as she experiences a guided tour of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in Alberta. Learn about early Ukrainian settlement in east central Alberta as we visit some of the first homes built by Ukrainians in Alberta. 

Click here to watch on YouTube. 

Join us special virtual tour of National Historic Site, Gur Sikh Temple and Sikh Heritage Museum. Enjoy a tour of this remarkable gurdwara, built by early Sikh settlers, as well as a glimpse at special exhibitions and a traditional tea.

This unique Sikh place of worship on South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, BC is a hundred- plus-year-old Sikh religious institution. The bottom floor is home to the Sikh Heritage Museum, while the Darbar Hall on the first floor houses a fully functioning Sikh gurdwara. The site is a testament to the pride, vision and steadfastness of an early settler Sikh community at the turn of the last century in the Fraser Valley.

July 3rd, 2021 | 7PM ET / 4PM PT

 Click here to watch on YouTube. 

Visit https://westfieldheritage.ca/ to gain access to Westfield like never before from the comfort of your own home. This is just the beginning. Westfield is launching their very own 360 virtual tour. Our first tour explores three homes from 3 different time periods. What is it like to live in a log home in the early 1800s, how does life change during the mid-1800s and what modern conveniences exist in the early 1900s.

The virtual tour will be going live July 3rd, 2021.

 

 

Listen and learn how to grow a range of vegetables and care for heritage chickens from a heritage gardener. Sydney Moulton is an experienced heritage gardener with year of knowledge on growing and harvesting plants as well as working with a greenhouse. Each year they donate their crop to the local food pantry at the St. James Apostle Church and sell out fresh eggs in our gift shop. 

Tune into Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museums social media accounts to view the interview! 

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Upon entry to Step 2 of the Ontario reopening plan, The Toronto Railway Museum will host a Miniature Train “pop-up” weekend. On Saturday July, 3rd to Sunday, July 4th, the Miniature Train will run from 12:00-5:00PM (weather dependent). Each Miniature Train trip will depart with limited riders to accommodate for physical distancing, and face masks are mandatory on the platform and aboard the train. 

They’re looking forward to bringing the Miniature Train back for the weekend! They ask for your patience as museum staff navigate these new challenges. Please review their full reopening announcement to help plan your visit. 

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