Hamilton Civic Museums
Hamilton's History Timeline
The land we now call Hamilton has a multifaceted history extending beyond 175 years. In this infinitely expandable timeline, we highlight Hamilton’s past, present and future with content crowdsourced from the community.Explore
These virtual exhibitions were developed in partnership with the community.
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Building Conservation Networks: An ecological approach to city building
The Monument Trees exhibit highlights ancient trees growing on Hamilton's heritage properties, and celebrates the wider cultural significance of old trees as living artifacts that are critical in the ecological function of our city.Explore
Points of Pride
Points of Pride is a place-based history project intended to create an evolving heritage resource that celebrates 2SLBGTQ+ narratives in Hamilton across space and time.Explore
“...and still I rise”
African Canadian Workers in Ontario, 1900 – 2000
This exhibit traces the story of the Black community in the 20th century -- how it endured and how it fought back against the racism it faced. It is intended to demonstrate that hard work and wage earning has been a central experience of African-Canadian life in Ontario.Explore
Talking About Treaties
The exhibition is a virtual space to present multimedia and interactive content explorations about treaties and topics related to Indigenous territories covering both the city of Hamilton area and the province of Ontario.Explore