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The 41st Regiment of Foot Military Living History Group was founded in 1987 and incorporated as a not-for-profit charitable organization in 1990. The Regiment recruits over a wide area, and has members currently living as far apart as the Windsor/Detroit area, and the Hamilton/Toronto area.

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Through advocacy and direct action the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) has been involved in preserving Ontario's architectural and environmental heritage since 1933.

The ACO is a charitable organization operating through a network of autonomous local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a small co-ordinating office in Toronto, and governed by its Board of Directors and Provincial Council.

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Rich history lives on at the Canadian Club® Brand Heritage centre in Walkerville, Ontario, Canada. We invite you to join us at our historic facility on the banks of the Detroit River.

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The Canadian Transportation Museum is a state-of-the-art 25,000 sq. ft facility. It houses various modes of transportation, from the mid 1800s up to the 1992 Dodge Viper. The museum includes horse and oxen drawn carts, a 1904 Mitchell horse drawn hearse, fire trucks, Ford Model Ts and As, one of only 117 Ford cars made by Ford of Canada in their first year of production in 1904, hot rods, Corvettes, T-Birds and more.

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Incorporated in Ontario in November 2005, we have three directors who knew Joseph Chimczuk and/or his wife Anna (Annie) personally. We decided that, since fifteen years had passed since his death and no action had been taken to build the "Chimczuk Museum"TM (that he so wanted), that we needed to form a "team" to get this finally accomplished.

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 The Comber and District Historical Society Museum, formerly known as Tilbury West Museum, is located approximately 4 km. south of Comber on Hwy 77. This building was the former Maple Grove Public School constructed in 1894.

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The town of Leamington is spearheading the development and preservation of the local submerged cultural and marine heritage. The projects name is ErieQuest. Of the four thousand documented ship wrecks in the Great Lakes, two hundred and fifty are right in the Pelee Passage. Of these wreck sites, fifty have already been found and the first fifteen are marked with a mooring buoy system for public exploration.

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The Essex County Historical Society aims to promote interest and awareness of Windsor and Essex County history.

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Our club originated in October 1984 and was incorporated (Non Profit) in 1986 and for 13 years we held fund raising shows at the South-western Ontario Heritage Village on County Road 23.

In April of 1997 our club leased 10 acres of land in Co-An Park at McGregor in the County of Essex. November 1997 we were able to build on our property a museum building 48' x 140' to house only the clubs collection of old gas and steam powered engines, including tractors.

In September 2000 we built our second building 48' by 96' to house our collection of steam engines.

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The Essex Railway Station is a heritage site in the Town of Essex, Ontario. The site consists of a restored stone railway station built in 1887, a Heritage Gardens area with markers identifying individuals and families who have contributed to the development of the Town of Essex, and antique rail cars from 1909 and 1942.

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The Mennonites in Essex and Kent Counties have had a strong historical awareness ever since their arrival in 1925. A joint history committee was  established by the Leamington United Mennonite Church and the North
Leamington United Mennonite Church in the early 1970s to preserve their history. The committee published a picture of the church family in 1984 and became actively involved in organizing programs and preserving artifacts.

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Fort Malden preserves elements of the second fort built by the British on the eastern bank of the Detroit River to defend the Canadian border from American attack in the first half of the 19thcentury.

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For 200 years, fortifications at Fort Malden have witnessed and participated in the struggles which helped forge a new nation out of the North American wilderness. An army garrison, British Indian Department post, dockyard for the Upper Great Lakes and the meeting place for Chief Tecumseh and British General Brock - the fort has been all these. Fort Malden preserves elements of the second fort built by the British on the eastern bank of the Detroit River to defend the Canadian border from American attack in the first half of the 19th century.

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We assist in the promotion of programs and stage annual fund raising campaigns with proceeds being used in the enhancement of the building and its park. We maintain a small office in the Hall, hold annual elections for Executive, meet each month and produce a newsletter called "Mackenzie Matters".

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This restored Michigan Central RR Station features ongoing art exhibits, a caboose museum, arts and crafts classes and is home to three needle art guilds. Admission is free.

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 Originally, our purpose was stated in broad terms, but at our Annual Meeting in May of 2003, our purpose was refined to the activities which have been developed through the years.

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You've just slipped onto the web site of automotive historian James Mays. It's a slick place to find his books and his articles on the subject on the history of antique cars, trucks and tractors. You can ask questions. If he knows the answer he'll share it. If not, he probably knows someone who does and can refer you.

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Welcome to the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum. This Family Museum was built and is operated by the descendants of John Freeman Walls and Jane King Walls. They traveled on the famous Underground Railroad from Rockingham County, North Carolina to Canada. This historic site is located in Puce, Ontario, Canada was an actual Terminal of the Underground Railroad.

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A visit to the John R. Park Homestead and Conservation Area will take you back in time to the 1850s. The house and farm buildings of John and Amelia Park are restored to bring the nineteenth century to life. Thousands of school children attend field trips here each year for hands-on learning opportunities about pioneer life and the importance of preserving our heritage. The Parade of Horse Breeds, the Blueberry Social and Harvest at the Homestead are just a few of the many special events held each year, so be sure to check out the events calendar to learn more.

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Kingsville Historical Park, the home of the Restored 1800's Rangelight and the Charlie Campbell Museum holds artifacts and information on many Essex County residents from 1861 to the present.

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The Kingsville-Gosfield Heritage Society is a historical club that deals with local heritage.

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Formed in 1979, the Leamington and Mersea Historical Society is a group of public spirited volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of our local heritage and to communicating the value of that heritage to our local community. The Historical Society is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization.

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To encourage research into the history and development of the lower Detroit River, the Town of Amherstburg and areas adjacent thereto; to collect and to preserve all articles of interest relating to such history and development; to provide a place to house, display, conserve, restore, conduct research into and otherwise; to accept gifts, grants, legacies, devises and bequests; and to hold, invest, expand or deal with the same furtherance of the objects of the Corporation."

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Fort Malden is once again proud to host Aboriginal dancers and singers. Children can make a native craft to take home and native food and handicrafts will be available for purchase.
Site admission applies.

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The North American Black Historical Museum has been established to preserve and promote Black Heritage from African origins to present day development in the Western Hemisphere. There is a focus on the Underground Railroad movement, Canadian Black settlement and the accomplishments and contributions of the peoples of African origins who helped shape this great nation. The museum is owned and operated by the North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre Inc. and its Board of Directors (Management), collects, preserves, interprets, researches, and exhibits a collection of objects and materials of historical and cultural value. They provide historical material for the education, enlightenment and benefit of the entire world as well as the positive development of the African Canadian community.

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The overall goal of the community centre is to establish a resource centre and to further inter-cultural co-operation and appreciation of cultural diversity.

The centre provides an opportunity for youths and adults to learn about African-Canadian heritage. The Northstar Cultural Community Centre is the community sponsor of this website and has committed countless hours to promoting awareness of the vital contributions of African-Canadians to Canada.

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Located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Ojibway Prairie Complex is a collection of five closely situated natural areas within a 10 minute drive from downtown. The Department of Parks & Recreation's Ojibway Nature Centre administers three of these areas. Ojibway Park, Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park and Black Oak Heritage Park, for a total of approximately 127 hectares (315 acres). The nearby Ontario Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, owned by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, adds more than 105 hectares (230 acres) of additional prairie and savanna. The total area is continually growing as the City of Windsor and the Ministry of Natural Resources acquire more land for protection. Rounding out the complex is the 117 hectare (289 acre) Spring Garden Natural Area. Collectively these sites are designated as the Ojibway Prairie Remnants Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). 

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The purpose of our branch is assist those who are interested in researching their ancestral roots in Essex County.

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The Purposes of this Organization is to educate by research and study of antiques and to donate funds to the preservation and restoration of artifacts, existing memorials, historic buildings, landmarks, and educational purposes.

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The Park House is an early example of Pièce sur Pièce  log construction and is said to have been built in the 1790s at the mouth of the Rouge River in Detroit.  When Detroit was ceded to the United States, the owners decided to dismantle the building and float it down the Detroit River to Amherstburg. 
Today the Park House is a year round museum catering to the needs of visiting School children, seniors and the general public, as well as being an interesting and informative place to visit.

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The Pelee Island Heritage Centre aspires to research, collect and preserve the evidence of the Island’s (and neighbours’) human history, to protect the community’s natural heritage, and to educate the public about our combined heritage through exhibits, publications, special presentations and our extended stay education program. It is understood, moreover, that the Heritage Centre, through the benefit of hindsight, should play a role in informing current community planning issues.

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Provincial Marine Amherstburg Re-enactment is located in the Commissariat Building in the Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg. The Re-enactment Marine is a group of re-enactors, sailors, and historians that promote early history of Canada, especially the War of 1812.

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The Legion is a non-profit, dues-supported, fraternal organization with more than 1,600 branches in Canada, 21 in the United States and 4 in Germany. The Legion receives no financial assistance from any outside agency and membership is open to all Canadian veterans as well as serving and former members of the Canadian Forces, RCMP, The RoyalNewfoundland Constabulary, other police forces and their dependants, and Canadians who subscribe to the purposes and objects of the organization.

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Sandwich First Baptist Church is one of a few churches that is a historical site. First Baptist Church is located in Sandwich, now a suburb of Windsor, which was a major terminal for the Underground Railroad. Its location along the Detroit River, just north of the United States, made it an ideal crossing point for freedom-seeking former slaves and harassed free Blacks.

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 In 1975, the idea of a Serbian Museum was initiated.  The Serbian Heritage Women's Society undertook the first collection of artifacts and archival materials from the Serbian community.  In 1976, they displayed at the Hiram Walker Historical Museum, now Windsor's Community Museum, for four months.  The exhibit generated much interest among the general public and Serbian community.  A permanent museum then became the new goal for the Serbian Heritage Women's Society.

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The Canadian Transportation Museum is a state-of-the-art 25,000 sq. ft facility. It houses various modes of transportation, from the mid 1800s up to the 1992 Dodge Viper. The museum includes horse and oxen drawn carts, a 1904 Mitchell horse drawn hearse, fire trucks, Ford Model Ts and As, one of only 117 Ford cars made by Ford of Canada in their first year of production in 1904, hot rods, Corvettes, T-Birds and more.

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The Algonquin Club is an educational, international, not-for-profit organization for the study of Great Lakes region history. Staffed entirely by volunteers, it is the only known international local history society.

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The Tecumseh Area Historical Society was formed in 1997 by thirteen area residents who wanted a venue to showcase the town and surrounding areasʼ rich history. Included in the societyʼs inventory of artifacts are medical supplies from Col. Paul Poisson, who was Tecumsehʼs first mayor, antique photographs of the old centre of the town, memorabilia from the Tecumseh Baseball Club, a Doherty pump organ, the telephone switchboard from Hotel Dieu Hospital, an Essex Scottish army uniform, and a photographic portrait of the townʼs first postmaster, Joseph Christe.

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Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre was created in 1992 with the mandate of ensuring services and Programs to meet the needs of Aboriginal students in a culturally supportive atmosphere. ‘Turtle Island’ is not an island itself; maintaining a strong interrelationship with the other departments of the University, the Turtle Island House serves as a bridge to other services on campus.

The friendly staff are dedicated to providing efficient assistance. Socially, Turtle Island is a hub of activity. From day to day one may come across student lunches, gatherings, or orientation events. Visiting mentors are a part of the social program with visiting elders coming to speak. Drum socials are held on occasion and information about the larger, off-campus aboriginal community happenings will be posted here.

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As an important Canadian historic site, Uncle Tom's Cabin will provide visitors with known facts and education on the life of fugitive slaves in the Dresden area. Focusing on the life of Josiah Henson, the site will demonstrate the growth in black people or any race through determination and perseverance.

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The Bicentennial Branch is the meeting place of the descendants of those families who relocated to Essex-Kent Counties of South Western Ontario or the adjacent United States as a result of their loyalty to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

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Learn about heritage buildings on Victoria Avenue on this exciting historic walk.

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Windsor’s Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (W.A.C.A.C.) encourages tours of Walkerville, the former town that now forms part of Windsor.

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The War of 1812 is an important part of our Canadian heritage. It was a widespread conflict, with small battles in many different regions. The activities of the Detroit area campaign in 1812 and 1813 provide a microcosm of the events of the war, as well as setting the stage for the later campaigns in Niagara and Lower Canada.

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Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion nestled within a 15-acre park. It offers gracious accommodations for weddings, receptions, meetings and other special events.

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The Windsor Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Windsor, promoting interest in local history and facilitating research and education to reveal the influence of local historical events and figures on the character of the city as it is today. The Society is composed of staff members and volunteers with a variety of skills and abilities. Some of us have research and archiving skills, others excel at liaising with community partners and working with people, still others work behind the scenes, keeping things organized and ensuring that everything is going as planned. We are an inter-disciplinary team of administrators, designers, technicians, planners, writers, fund-raisers - all of us with an interest in discovering and celebrating the history of our city and sustaining the memory of those who shaped it. The Society has existed since 2002. A primary activity of ours at present is the Veterans' Memories Project which involves interviewing local Veterans to record their war stories for present and future generations.

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In October 2004, Windsor Public Library launched the Windsor Mosaic website project. It’s a Job Creation Partnership Program, funded by The Government of Canada and developed by Windsor Public Library, Windsor’s Community Museum, Italian Community and Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County. Windsor Public Library envisions this project as the beginning of a series of websites, which will share with our entire community, the heritage, customs and contributions of Windsor’s cultural mosaic. Completion of this project is October 2005.

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The Museum features a variety of exhibits which tell the history of our region and it's citizens over the years.

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