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Click to read about the history of the 1916 fire on Parliament Hill.

Fire in the House of Commons!

February 3, 2016, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the fire on Parliament Hill.

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Happily Hooked

Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto showcases about 100 rugs from the museum’s huge collection.

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Steeves Family Reunion

This family hopes to break a Guinness World Record by getting enough people with the same last name together in the same place in 2016.

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Sir John A. Macdonald

Inspect these five artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History's recent exhibition.

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House of Refuge

Passion for the past inspires a young historian in Cornwall, Ontario, to memorialize inmates who died at a local ‘poor house.’

Click to view advertisements commemorating Canada’s historic figures.

The Country of Adventurers

The HBC History Foundation launches advertisements commemorating Canada’s historic figures.

Click to view the top ten endanger places of 2015.

Top 10 Endangered Places

These 10 historic structures were named the "most endangered" in Canada according to a list released recently by the National Trust for Canada.

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Cause to Support

New project seeks to identify Inuit people photographed in the early to mid-twentieth century.

New national historic event named

Winnipeg-based dance company celebrates 75 years of historic occasions.

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Hockey Canada Turns 100!

Join the Hockey Canada's Century Tour and learn about their 100 years of history.

One Hundred Years of Winnie

A century ago, Harry Colebourn bought a black bear from a trapper in White River, Ontario for twenty dollars. Colebourn named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg.

Guelph, Ontario honours John McCrae as a physician, poet, and solider with a provincial plaque on Remembrance Day.

Remembering McCrae

Guelph, Ontario honours John McCrae as a physician, poet, and solider with a provincial plaque on Remembrance Day.

Going Home Star: Truth and Reconciliation is an outstanding display of public history from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Joseph Boyden

Storytelling with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

RWB's Going Home Star stuns audiences' with its outstanding display of public history

The beginning of September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference on Prince Edward Island.

Preparing for Canada's 150th Anniversary

The beginning of September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference on Prince Edward Island.

The Vimy Foundation is asking Canadians to ‘Give a VIMY ($20 bill) for Vimy’ to help raise awareness and funds.

New Education Centre Needs Help

The Vimy Foundation is asking Canadians to ‘Give a VIMY ($20 bill) for Vimy’ to help raise awareness and funds.

Featured History News
February-02-16

Simcoe Reformer: Author says apology would help Home Children families

A Toronto author who has written about British Home Children – orphans brought to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to work on farms – is calling for Ottawa to apologize for allowing the practice.

February-02-16

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal: Lytton sites receive Chinese Heritage designation

Heritage BC announced that the Chinese Historic Places Recognition Project has given special recognition to two Lytton sites: the Lytton Joss House site and Rip Van Winkle’s Flats & Brownings Flats.

 
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View History Related Events from across Canada.

History and heritage events across Canada.

Causes to Support

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Vimy Foundation

The Vimy Foundation is planning to build the new Education Centre in France in time for the centennial in 2017.

Community Blog

Bytown Museum House of Refuge

Passion for the past inspires a young historian to memorialize inmates who died at a local ‘poor house.’

 
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