Corn Flower Glass: New Life for a Canadian IconMar 19, 2019 |
A stunning display of Corn Flower glass is turning heads in a brand new gallery at the Museum of Dufferin. Why this impressive collection has its home in Dufferin and how it got there is a remarkable story of creativity, commercial success and delightful coincidence.
The More Things Change …Mar 19, 2019 | | Historic Hills
In spring 1911, four wardens from neighbouring counties sat down for an informal chat. Their conversation here is imaginary, but the issues they discussed were the hot topics of the day – and eerily familiar.
Illuminating the Past: Personal HistoryNov 20, 2018 | | Arts
How private archivist Alison Hird’s work is helping one family reflect on their personal history – and preserve it for the future.
Behind the Scenes at Museum of DufferinNov 20, 2018 |
What makes your old family heirlooms or bric-a-brac museum-worthy? It’s all in the story they tell.
Dufferin County’s JailNov 20, 2018 | | Historic Hills
With the notable exception of inmates charged with vagrancy (more on this later), the vast majority of time served at Dufferin County Jail was measured in days, weeks or a few months.
Hurricane Hazel’s Place in Headwaters’ HistorySep 18, 2018 | | Historic Hills
When Hurricane Hazel finally blew itself out in October 1954, the damage and casualties left behind made it Ontario’s biggest weather event of the century. The flood control plans that followed were even bigger.
I am shot!Jun 19, 2018 | | Historic Hills
On the platform of a local railway car, 23-year-old David Hunter was an innocent victim in a deadly chain of events that turned deadly one evening in 1872.
An 1870 Media Battle over “Fake News”Mar 26, 2018 | | Historic Hills
The tweets and accusations of fake news in today’s media seem almost dainty compared to the Orangeville Sun’s lambasting of its rival weekly, the Orangeville Advertiser.
Yellow BriarNov 22, 2017 | | Historic Hills
When The Yellow Briar was published in 1933 it hit all the right notes for a readership mired in the Great Depression.
Shelburne: A Town in TransitionSep 16, 2017 | | Community
According to Statistics Canada, Shelburne is Ontario’s fastest-growing town – and for residents old and new, that’s mostly a good thing.
Symbols of Service for Remembrance DaySep 16, 2017 |
Each November, military medals get a crisp autumn airing in the hills and across the country. Behind each is a story. Here are four of them.
A Community MournsSep 16, 2017 | | Historic Hills
In the winter of 1946 the people of Bolton were drawn together by an incident that began with all the ingredients of a grand farce, but ended in tragedy.