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Galt Post Office c.1891
Laura, Queen's Square | October 13, 2016
As the nights grow darker and Halloween draws nearer, now is the perfect time for telling ghostly tales. While horror movies and books can be spooky... Read More»
First car to use Niagara Power, c1910, Preston & Berlin Railway car
Linda, Queen's Square | October 3, 2016
Everyone can identify a steam locomotive and everyone knows what trolley cars and streetcars are: interurban or radial railways are a lesser known... Read More»
Hespeler Reunion Grand Finale,1926
Linda, Queen's Square | July 4, 2016
It’s Reunion time in Hespeler July 8, 9, 10, 2016! Here’s a quick introduction to this upcoming event in three easy steps. Step 1.  A short history... Read More»
Portuguese flag
Idea Exchange | June 10, 2016
The month of June is a time of celebration for the Portuguese community. The celebrations honour the life of Luis de Camoes and his famous epic poems... Read More»
Ontario, Canada's Vacation Province 1947
Laura, Queen's Square | June 1, 2016
See the roaring romance of Niagara Falls, the tranquility of cottage country and all points in-between as the Tourism in Ontario through Time exhibit... Read More»
Galt Post Office Water Street from a Souvenir Collection of Galt Postcards c.1900
Ideas | March 9, 2016
Photos Courtesy of the Cambridge Archives & Records Centre Address: 12 Water Street South, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada The old Galt Post Office is... Read More»
Postcard of Main Street Galt and the Palace Theatre, 1950s
Laura (Queen's Square) | March 2, 2016
Experience the whir of the projector and the twinkle of the marquee as Ontario's Movie Theatres, a travelling exhibit from the Archives of Ontario,... Read More»
Shade's Mill, 1820. Photo courtesy of the Cambridge Archives
Linda, Queen's Square | January 3, 2016
It was 200 years ago this New Year, in 1816, that the Honourable William Dickson purchased 90,000 acres along the Grand River from the Six Nations... Read More»
Cover, Jubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897
Laura, Queen's Square | October 10, 2015
Anyone interested in our city's past -- before the 401 and even before automobiles -- should take a peek at our newly digitized local history... Read More»
The mystery lady in my family photos
Laura (Queen's Square) | October 1, 2015
Do you have a shoebox full of mysteries in your closet? I’m talking about all those old family photographs -- perhaps inherited from your great-aunt... Read More»

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