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Preston Kirmess, 1912.Photo courtesy of the Cambridge Archives.
Linda, Queen's Square | January 12, 2017
There are some things that you associate with a particular place, some things that are simply quintessential to that locale.  Everyone has their own... Read More»
Peter Hughes as a new recruit.  Photograph courtesy of the Region of Waterloo Archives.
Linda, Queen's Square | December 1, 2016
When Peter Hughes applied for a job as a policeman in Toronto, he was advised that he was five pounds underweight, but there was a drinking fountain... Read More»
William Dickson
Linda, Queen's Square | November 1, 2016
The makers and shakers of Galt are an interesting collection of people.  They are risk takers or people who were forced to take risks (being a... Read More»
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»